Patty Sleem Second Time Around

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"Sleem explores the ugliness of suicide and murder, obsession and abuse, as well as Christian faith and values. An emotional and suspenseful read reflecting modern issues and concerns." - Southern Book Trade "Second Time Around features well-developed characters and an unusual plot twist as a relational novel reminiscent of Anne Rivers Siddons becomes a murder mystery. Sleem's use of language and situation may disturb those with a traditional concept of what constitutes Christian fiction, but Sleem seems more interested in exploring the tension Christians experience as they strive to balance what they 'know' to the be right with what 'feels' right. Unlike characters in many Christian novels, Sleem's characters are neither all good nor all evil; simply humans struggling with difficult choices in the light of their relationship with a holy God. Second Time Around is a worthwhile addition to Christian fiction collections and will appeal to fans of both mystery and relational novels."--Jane M., Reviewer, Public Library "Author Patty Sleem has captured the essence of small town Southern life and the many layers of relationships one finds there. She skillfully weaves a picture of 'the way things are done' in small town politics and families. Various theories and clues lead the reader through a well-written mystery. Excellent detail helps the reader to both see and feel the scene. In one instance, you can almost smell the sea as described by the author." The Daily News, Bowling Green, KY "Part spiritual fiction, part contemporary romance, part murder mystery--all master storytelling in the best Southern writing tradition." Glenn G., bookseller "Thoughtful and provocative." The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC Praise for Sleem’s second novel Back In Time, which was also published in large print hardcover by Simon & Schuster’s Thorndike Press: "Maggie Dillitz has turned her back on a lucrative business career in order to pursue a call to the ministry. To her dismay, she soon discovers that many people are not ready to accept a female minister. Receiving a post only because of sudden and unexpected vacancies, Maggie soon alienates her parishioners. Sent to Jamaica in a last-ditch effort to save her career, Maggie is sexually attacked by a senior minister. When that minister is murdered after her return to the States, Maggie quickly becomes a chief suspect. Sleem provides an engrossing look at the discrimination faced by female ministers. Patrons will want a follow-up." - Library Journal "Lots of contemporary issues in a plot that pulls readers through the pages. Glass ceilings in the ministry, sexual harassment from the least likely corner, homicides no less surprising. Sleem develops an attractive character in Maggie Dillitz, a Harvard Business School grad who gives up the rat race after 15 years to enter the ministry. Less frantic? In her dreams. Intriguing exploration of current Judeo-Christian issues." -- The Book Reader

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A novel written in a style reminiscent of the works of Anne Rivers Siddons, Second Time Around is part of PREP Publishing's Judeo-Christian Ethics Series. Second Time Around is also available in trade paper (ISBN 1-885288-05-0). Praise for Patty Sleem's Second Time Around: "Part spiritual fiction, part contemporary romance, part murder mystery--all master storytelling in the best Southern writing tradition" (Glenn Gatlin). "Second Time Around will appeal to fans of both mystery and relational novels" (Jane Moran). Foreign rights sold in Chinese. Sleem is also the author of Back In Time, which was originally published by PREP Publishing and was released in large print hardcover by Simon & Schuster's Thorndike Press in November 1998 (ISBN 0-7862-1567-4).

Other books in the Judeo-Christian Ethics Series by PREP Publishing:
Back In Time, 1-885288-03-4
A Gentle Breeze From Gossamer Wings, 1-885288-07-7
What The Bible Says About ... Words that can lead to success and happiness, 1-885288-02-6
Bible Stories From The Old Testament, 1-885288-12-3

PREP Publishing is a subsidiary of PREP, Inc., a communications company founded in 1981, which owns the world's largest resume-by-mail service. Writers with substantial business backgrounds as well as military translation specialists are the backbone of PREP's writing team, which prepares professional resumes, cover letters, job and school applications, business proposals, speeches, and other written products. For information on PREP's professional writing and editing services, call 910-483-6611 or write PREP, Box 66, Fayetteville, NC 28302.

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Kathryn Haddad has it all. A devoted husband, happy children, a beautiful home, a successful business. Then, without warning, out of the past comes a phone call that changes her life forever. Ex-husband Marcos Galleria telephones after a fifteen-year silence to say he wants to meet the son he fathered years ago but has never met. Now in second marriages and deeply religious in their respective Catholic-Hispanic and Protestant-American homes the formerly married Harvard MBAs feel their passion rekindled when they meet again at middle age and share what they have learned about love, relationships, and marriage.

As she tries to make peace with her past, Kathryn is haunted by repressed memories and filled with inner turmoil as she struggles to obey the fifth and seventh commandments ("Honor your father and mother" and "Do not commit adultery").

Suddenly, a dead body turns up and the novel explodes into a mystery and psychological thriller exploring issues related to obsessive love, dysfunctional family relationships, suicide, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Set in Macon, Georgia, this fast-paced novel gives glimpses into Southern politics and modern-day Christianity as it provides sobering insights into family values in the twentieth century.

Master storyteller Patty Sleem tells a haunting tale of romance and betrayal that will help readers reach new heights of emotional enlightenment and spiritual fulfillment in the process of discovering psychological and religious truths that heal pain and give meaning to life.

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