ABOUT THE BOOK: The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance from a small Texas town in 1973 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. If you would like to read the first chapter of Daisy Chain, go HERE
My Review: I promise that if you read the first chapter of Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth you will be compelled to head for the nearest bookstore or Amazon.com to order this book. It will grab you and keep you feeling and aching with these characters from start to finish. The writing is exquisite and each voice true and clear.
Daisy, Jed and the rest of the gang in this novel have left footprints all over my heart, and I am left with the wonderful feeling that I am like Frodo about to cross the river, headed for the unknown but still hopeful for what awaits me in the coming two books in this series.
This book is close to perfection and you will not be disappointed.