The abrupt disappearance of young Daisy Chance from a small Texas town in 1977 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.
Author of six books, Mary DeMuth loves to help people turn their trials into triumph. She’s the wife of one, pet owner of two, and mom of three, living in the Land of Hot (Texas). In addition to writing books and speaking around the country, Mary enjoys helping other writers succeed by mentoring them at The Writing Spa (http://www.thewritingspa.com). She blogs daily about breaking into publishing at http://www.wannabepublished.blogspot.com.
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