You Should Read this Novel: What the Bayou Saw

Every now and then, a book comes along that I absolutely must tell you about. What the Bayou Saw, by Patti LacyWhat the Bayou Saw, by Patti Lacy, is the most courageous book I have read in years. I highly recommend it to any reader who is looking for exceptional writing that has the power to change lives. Lacy’s sensitive, but truthful, exploration of race relations is stunning and her examination of the life-long friendship between a Caucasian woman and an African American woman from childhood is lovely and deeply revealing. Don’t be afraid to delve into this book because of its topic. It is a beautiful portrait of friendship, grace and redemption that will make readers cheer.

I was deeply honored when Patti Lacy sent me a copy of What the Bayou Saw earlier this year with a request that I might endorse the novel. I was only too happy to do so. Here is my endorsment that appears inside the cover of this wonderful book:

“An outstanding novel, What the Bayou Saw is as heartrending as it is courageous. Patti Lacy’s daring yet beautiful story will astonish and inspire.” –Tina Ann Forkner, author of Ruby Among Us

Here are just a few of the other endorsements that I think really capture the novel’s flavor:

“Patti Lacy has defly knit together the story of two girls, four decades, and one growing nation in a tale as relevant as ever–a bold story about the stark realities of race, injustice, hatred, secrets, and pain… and the love and healing sovereignty of God.” –Tosca Lee, author of Havah: The Story of Eve

“Like Southern molasses, What the Bayou Sawis a rich, thick read that explores a tale so haunting, so painfully real, it will follow you into your dreams.” –Julie Lessman, author of A Passion Redeemed

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