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Daisy Chain is a hauntingly beautiful novel in which innocence gives way to the unspeakable one awful summer in Defiance, Texas. Mary De Muth's storytelling has never been stronger, nor the stakes more desperate. This is one story that will linger long, long after the last page is read. Sharon K. Souza, Author of Lying on Sunday and Every Good & Perfect Gift
Every now and then a book comes along that weaves its way into your soul and takes up residence. Daisy Chain is such a book. Heartbreaking. Hopeful. And peopled with unforgettable charactersJed, Hixon, Bald Muriel, and the irrepressible Daisywho wind their way into your heart and won't let go. Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this book will leave a lasting mark on your heart and soul. Thank you, Mary De Muth, for writing it. Laura Jensen Walker, Author of Daring Chloe and Turning the Paige
Daisy Chain, the first book in the 'Defiance Texas Trilogy,' is a powerful story of friendship, family secrets, and the presence and love of God in the darkest of places and through the darkest of days. Readers should be advised to clear space on their bookshelves for this emotion-packed story. Tamara Leigh, Author of Faking Grace and Paying Piper
Daisy Chain is a spell-binding, beautifully mysterious masterwork of a story that will both frighten and comfort, break your heart and mend it again. Mary De Muth is one of our very best authors, and you will savor this novel from the first page to the last. Kathleen Popa, Author of To Dance in the Desert and The Feast of Saint Bertie
Mary De Muth has written yet another lyrical tale of haunting secrets and lavish redemption. Daisy Chain is sure to steal your heart and take your breath away. Claudia Mair Burney, Author of Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White.
Daisy Chain grabbed my heart immediately, broke it with Jed's struggles, and healed it with the touch of Grace in his broken world. Mary De Muth has penned a compelling tale that kept me turning pages until the surprising, yet satisfying, conclusion. I can hardly wait for the next installment from Defiance. Janelle Clare Schneider
Mary De Muth's artistic flair for the sublime and the subtle shines in Daisy Chain. Painfully poignant and realistically redemptive, this is a story to savor and ponder. Susan Meissner, Author of The Shape of Mercy
Within a few paragraphs of Daisy Chain I found myself letting out a contented sigh. The story captured my attention from the first page, but more than that the writing has a melody to it. If words can lull one into a story, these did. Reminiscent of Peace Like a River only different, better. Vickie Newton, Author of ACFW Book of the Year winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights.
Mary Demuth's latest novel, Daisy Chain, is a deeply moving tale of love and loss, hope and heartache. Richly drawn characters and a starkly believable southern setting paint a landscape that this reader will not soon forget. Highly recommended. Annette Smith, Author A Bigger Life.
Mary Demuth's beautiful, lyric style of writing will capture you and draw you into this compelling story of hope and grief, of innocence lost, and redemption found, even in the midst of suffering. Jed's journey will linger in a reader's heart, long after his story is over. Daisy Chain is another brilliant masterpiece by one of my favorite authors. Susan May Warren, Award-winning Author of Nothing But Trouble, a PJ Sugar novel