Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Daisy Chain by Mary Demuth....free book


Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth


The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance from a small Texas town in 1977 spins three lives out of control-Jed, whose guilt over not protecting his friend Daisy strangles him; Emory Chance, who blames her own choices for her daughter’s demise; and Ouisie Pepper, who is plagued by headaches while pierced by the shattered pieces of a family in crisis.In this first book in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy, fourteen-year-old Jed Pepper has a sickening secret: He’s convinced it’s his fault his best friend Daisy went missing. Jed’s pain sends him on a quest for answers to mysteries woven through the fabric of his own life and the lives of the families of Defiance, Texas. When he finally confronts the terrible truths he’s been denying all his life, Jed must choose between rebellion and love, anger and freedom.
Daisy Chain is an achingly beautiful southern coming-of-age story crafted by a bright new literary talent. It offers a haunting yet hopeful backdrop for human depravity and beauty, for terrible secrets and God’s surprising redemption.



About the Author:Mary DeMuth


Mary DeMuth is an expert in the field of Pioneer Parenting. She helps Christian parents plow fresh spiritual ground, especially those seeking to break destructive family patterns. Her message guides parents who don’t want to duplicate the home where they were raised or didn’t have positive parenting role models growing up.


An accomplished writer, Mary’s parenting books include Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture, Building the Christian Family You Never Had, and Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God. Her real-to-life novels inspire people to turn trials into triumphs: Watching the Tree Limbs (2007 Christy Award finalist, ACFW Book of the Year 2nd Place) and Wishing on Dandelions (2007 Retailer’s Choice Award finalist).


Mary is a frequent speaker at women’s retreats and parenting seminars, addressing audiences in both Europe and the United States. National media regularly seek Mary’s candid ability to connect with their listeners. Her radio appearances include FamilyLife Today, Moody Midday Connection, and U.S.A. Radio network. She also has articles published in Marriage Partnership, In Touch, and HomeLife.


As pioneer parents, Mary and her husband Patrick live in Texas with their three children. They recently returned from breaking new spiritual ground in Southern France where they planted a church.
Learn more about Mary at http://blog.myfamilysecrets.org/.
IMHO:
This novel is worth reading!!! The novel goes very deep into the ways in which secrets can destroy a family or even a town. Daisy Chains is not what I would call a light read. I forgot about sleep, dishes and all other distractions as I fell into the town and characters of Daisy Chains. From the very beginning I was riveted by the intensity of the characters. Be ready to be challenged and become so involved with the characters you will forget they aren't real. Mary does an amazing job with writing from the heart.
I have an extra copy of this book that I would love to share and Mary is also having a contest for some great prizes with the Truth and lies Meme. In following with Mary, I am going to give away one of my extra copies to a lucky reader who leaves a comment telling me which of these three statements are the truth.
  • I met my husband at Skunk Camp.
  • I collect salt and pepper shakers.
  • I have traveled to all 50 states.
Remember you can earn extra entries for my book give away by subscribing to my blog by email or by following me, or send a friend who leaves your name in the comments. Contest will close March 25th.

28 comments:

MJ said...

Lie -I collect salt and pepper shakers

MJ said...

I follow

Debs Desk said...

I met my husband at Skunk Camp.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie

Lorraine said...

You sound like a collector to me.

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.
Lorraine
MOML1@COX.NET

christa sterken said...

Hi Donna, love to be entered. I follow your blog, happily

kalea_kane said...

I met my husband at Skunk Camp. I sooooo want to win this book! --Truth! :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kelly

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am a follower too, Donna. :)

Kelly :)

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

well, Donna, I know you haven't visited all 50 states.

Kim

shelburns said...

I think you collect salt and pepper shakers.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

shelburns said...

I'm a follower!

Anita Yancey said...

I collect salt and pepper shakers. At least I hope that's right.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a subscriber!
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anonymous said...

This book sounds so marvelous that I wuold love to read it and review it.

Please sign me up for the drawing.

Blessings;
Gayla colins
gayla.c@bresnan.net

VintageDM Book Reviews said...

I follow you! & I met my husband at skunk camp!! Please enter my name.

vintagedm(at)gmail(dot)com

Jo said...

I am going to say that traveled to all 50 states.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I met my husband at skunk camp,
Please add me to the giveaway.
I did subscribe.
Also stop over sometime for a visit. God Bless.
http://thelifeofachristianfamily.blogspot.com/

Becky

Mary DeMuth said...

My guess is you haven't traveled to 50 states (though if you have, that's really cool).

Thanks for highlighting Daisy Chain on your blog. I so appreciate it!

Katie said...
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darbyscloset said...

"I collect salt and pepper shakers" is the correct statement!
Thanks!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

I am a subscriber!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

Hi, I think you met your husband at Skunk Camp! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a fan/follower of your blog!
Again, thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kaye said...

I think you collect salt and pepper shakers. Pleae enter me in the drawing

florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kaye said...

I am a follower too!

Katie said...

Truth - I collect salt and pepper shakers

KM

legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I am a follower as well!

KM


legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Pamela J said...

I am thrilled to get to write a comment before your drawing, though I don't need to be entered. I wanted to let you know my husband and I finished reading Daisy Chain a few days ago and LOVED it. (we were travelling and I read aloud while he drove) We are very much looking forward to the next books in this trilogy.
We couldn't read fast enough, wanting to turn those pages faster and faster to see what was happening next. It is a deep book in some topics and definitely a book that will stay with the reader for a long time after. We are still discussing the ins and outs and what ifs and pondering.
Great job, Mary!
Pam Williams
cepjwms at wb4me dot com

Anonymous said...

I MET MY HUSBAND AT SKUNK CAMP. Please enter me in your book giveaway. Thanks.

Warm regards,
Angie

angjay@bellsouth.net