Daisy Chain

on September 11, 2009 in Giveaways, Ze Bloggy Goodness with 7 comments by

41b8c6whKQL._SS500_Oh y’all.


This book. I’m at a coffee shop [read: in public], so I really can’t get too emotional about it, but trust me. I want to.

My friend Mary DeMuth wrote Daisy Chain. I heard mention of it long before I read it myself.

Shame on me.

Here’s the official description of the book:

The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance haunts the small town of Defiance, Texas. Fourteen-year-old Jed Pepper searches for answers in this gritty and compelling story of love and sorrow, revealing God’s hand of redemption in impossible situations.

I started the book and finished it about six days later. And for about the last four nights I was reading, way too late into the night, I wept. Like, put the book down and feel the moment kind of crying. Maybe it’s because I’m the oldest child and I have major issues with feeling responsible for my siblings. Maybe it’s because at points, I felt like I was literally standing there and experiencing the moment with the characters. Or maybe this story is just real enough to affect my heart.

I didn’t laugh a lot while reading this book. That’s not the purpose of it. I felt the book, that’s for sure. It’s deep. It’s beautiful. It’s absolutely heartbreaking and yet it gives redemption like a deep breath after being under water too long. I had to pray as I read- not for the characters [though I’ve done it before without realizing it], but for what God revealed to me about my life and my heart within the story.

I think you should read it.

You can buy Daisy Chain here. The second of this trilogy, A Slow Burn, is also out, but I haven’t read it yet. I will. Don’t you worry about that.

I received a free copy of Daisy Chain at a writer’s conference recently, so I thought that one of you might like that. I have a nifty new GIVEAWAYS page, so head over there and you can enter to win this copy.

Have you read it already? What did you think? Have you read Mary DeMuth before? I’d love to hear other things by her you think I should read.

Have a great weekend.

[PSA: Hey. I want you to know something. Mary didn’t pay me or ask me or encourage me to blog about her book, or giveaway a copy. I just feel that this series of books is written beautifully and tells a redemption story is such a unique fashion that I can’t help but tell you about it. So know that this post isn’t an advertisement- I’ll tell you when I run a commercial. I promise. This isn’t one. I just love the book. Okay? Okay. 🙂 Now, carry on with your weekend.]


  1. posted on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:15 AM  |  reply

    I totally commented on the giveaway page before you even posted the giveaway…does that count as an entry or should I post one again?

  2. posted on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:28 AM  |  reply

    Yep! It counts. 🙂 So you entered before you even knew you did. Prophetic. That’s what you are. 🙂

  3. Mary
    posted on Sep 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM  |  reply

    You should definitly read Watching The Tree Limbs and Wishing On Dandelions. it’s an excellent two book series by Mary. very moving.
    I read Daisy chain and am anxiously awaiting A Slow Burn to come out! Mary weaves her stories so real that it feels like your going through it right with the characters! I pray she never stops writng!

  4. posted on Sep 11, 2009 at 7:50 PM  |  reply

    I’m just so glad I’m not the only one who accidentally prayed for fictional characters 🙂

  5. posted on Sep 12, 2009 at 11:00 AM  |  reply

    Adding it to my list. Definitely sounds like a good one!

  6. posted on Sep 13, 2009 at 6:17 PM  |  reply

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Amy Clipston. Amy Clipston said: RT @mdemuth: Wonderful review of Daisy Chain and a chance to win it here: http://bit.ly/16l6cM […]

  7. posted on Sep 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM  |  reply

    Agree with Annie wholeheartedly!

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