Friday, March 13, 2009

Daisy Chain

Well, she did it again. For you lovers of well-composed, thought-provoking fiction, pick up a copy of Mary DeMuth's Daisy Chain and move it to the top of that must-read pile on your nightstand. Just released this month, DeMuth penned a novel that has kept me thinking about her characters and sometimes even praying for them. Even more than the entertainment provided by a compelling story, reading Daisy Chain makes me want to be a better parent and love my children - and all the children in my life - more fully and selflessly.

Similar to Watching the Treelimbs and Wishing on Dandelions, DeMuth somehow gets into the heads of these young characters who portray hope and justice and redemption despite abusive childhoods. Any adult - man or woman - who reads these books will relate to the characters' journeys.

The trademark of all Mary's writing - fiction and nonfiction, books and blogs - is her vulnerability and honesty. Even if you've never met her face to face, you'll get to know Mary through her writing and speaking. The Lord has and continues to turn her trials into triumph, and that genuine message overflows her work.

So, dive into Daisy Chain, and enjoy - my guess is that it'll stay with you. And the best part? It's the first in the Defiance, Texas trilogy - more coming our way!
Thanks for this gift, Mary!

Learn more about Mary here.
And for more reviews on Daisy Chain, check out these blogs.

(Also - until I can fix the crazy half-screen of the above video, you can catch the entire thing here...)