Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Daisy Chain

Zondervan (March 1, 2009)


Mary DeMuth


Mary E. DeMuth is an expert in Pioneer Parenting. She enables Christian parents to navigate our changing culture when their families left no good faith examples to follow.

Her parenting books include Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture (Harvest House, 2007), Building the Christian Family You Never Had (WaterBrook, 2006), and Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God (Harvest House, 2005).

Mary also inspires people to face their trials through her real-to-life novels, Watching The Tree Limbs
(nominated for a Christy Award) and Wishing On Dandelions (NavPress, 2006).

Mary has spoken at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, the ACFW Conference, the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, and at various churches and church planting ministries. Mary and her husband, Patrick, reside in Texas with their three children. They recently returned from breaking new spiritual ground in Southern France, and planting a church.


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

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0310278368

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Mary can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with some of those posting for this tour:

Adam at Northwoods Blumer
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Ask Andrea
April at Projecting A
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Elaina at Restore
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Portrait Of A Writer
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Heidi at Reviews By Heidi
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jessica at Praise, Prayers and Observations
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Myra at Writer at Random
Nicole at Into The Fire
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Sally at Welcome To Sally Bradley.com
Shauna at Shaunarumbling
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Trish at A Joyful Heart


Nicole said...

I'm up at Into the Fire.

Tarasview said...


Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Up : http://www.lovingheartmommy.com/2009/02/cfba-daisy-chain-by-mary-demuth.html

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The post is up!

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged. http://www.northwoodsblumer.blogspot.com/. I'm enjoying the novel so far.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review and pinged at hismorningglory.blogspot.com

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Posted here:

Going to ping now...

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

KeepItSimple said...

Posted and pinged with a very short review.


Kim said...

Posted and pinged with a review.


Kim said...

Posted and pinged with a review.


Jess said...

Posted and pinged.

stampedwithgrace said...

posted and pinged!

Elaina M. Avalos said...


Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Andrea Graham said...

My review is up at Ask Andrea

Shauna said...

Great book! Mine is up with a review here.

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged!

Pattie said...

Posted and pinged. Review will come next week.

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posting overnight with a review.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you everyone for being a part of this and hosting Daisy Chain on your blogs. I'm humbled and grateful. I've made the rounds today to every blog.

Mary DeMuth

Michelle K said...

I posted

Deanna said...

Posted with review. The characters in this book were awesome although I felt the plot needed just a little more development to pull the story together more fully.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted with my review.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up.


Georgiana said...

Scheduled to post in the morning.

carla stewart said...

Posted with a review and pinged.

Rel said...

Up down under :)

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, reviewed, and pinged.

Sunny said...


Gretchen Geyer said...

Yay - I added a review...a really great book!

Sally Bradley said...

Posted and pinged with a review

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted and pinged with review.


Cheryl Klarich said...


CeeCee said...


Jason said...

I'm just squeezing in under the deadline, with paint still on my knuckles. My review is here.

Janna said...

I'm squeezing more under the deadline than you, Jason :-) But I still made it - with a review and giveaway!

Jason said...

Thanks Janna - I'm glad there's the on time ones, and then the REST of us. ;)

Nora St. Laurent said...