Friday, March 13, 2009

New book by Mary DeMuth: Daisy Chain


Mary DeMuth's latest book, Daisy Chain, hit the bookstores! Daisy Chain is the first book in the Defiance, Texas trilogy. The idea of family secrets plays heavily into all three books.
Some of the major themes in the book include:
~ The importance (and elusiveness) of authenticity.
~ The devastation of maintaining and keeping family secrets.
~ Redemption comes from surprising people.
~ Feeling guilty doesn’t always equal reality.
~ True friendship involves sacrifice.

Mary thinks of Daisy Chain as an Oprah book, but with hope.

"Yes, there is darkness and meanness abounding in this world," she says, "but God’s light has a way of fully penetrating that darkness. I hope Daisy Chain cradles the reader through its deep, scary journey clear through to the end because redemption will shine brighter in the midst of darkness. That’s my own personal testimony, so it can’t help but leak out on the page.

My hope is that folks will see the need to share their family secrets in order to be set free. (A cool place to share your family secrets anonymously is http://blog.myfamilysecrets.org). I also want people to see that the Body of Christ is probably much different looking than they first thought. Some appear holy. Others, in distressing disguises, actually are."

Who else is blogging about Daisy Chain?

5 Minutes for Books
A Peek at My Bookshelf
A Spacious Place
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Amy Storms
Ashley Weis
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Awesome God . . . Ordinary Girl
Blame it on the Loud Mouth Gene
Blog Tour Spot
Bluebonnet in the Snow
Book Nook Club
Bookworm’s Nook
Bound to His Heart
Callapidder Days
Camy’s Loft
Canadian Prairie Writer
Carla’s Writing Cafe
Cyndy Salzmann
Declaring His Marvelous Work
dreamers of the day
Faith Fuel
Faith of a Single Mom
Five Bazillion and One
Giving Up on Perfect
Heading Home
Healthy Spirituality
Home-Steeped Hope
i don’t believe in grammar
it wasn’t me

Janell Rardon’s Blog
Just Pure Lovely
J’s Spot
Kindred Heart Writers
Leap of Faith
Life is one daily adventure
Lift My Noise
Lighthouse Academy
Literary Discoveries
Literary Fangirl
Margaret Daley
Mari’s Morning Room
My Life Message
Paper Bridges
Partners in Prayer for Our Prodigal
Positive Moms
Prayerfully Penned
Rachel Hauck
Refresh My Soul
Reviews by Donna
Sarah Winfrey
Scraps and Snippets
See Ya On the Net
Simplifying Motherhood
Sips ‘n Cups Cafe
Sky-High View
The Gospel Writer
The Journey of Writer Danica Favorite
The March to Freedom
The Serial Writings of Robin Shope
The View From Here
Whosoever Will Outreach Ministry
Wild Words . . . Photos and Fine Art
Wisdom Walk
Word Vessel
Write by Faith

1 comment:

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you so much for hosting Daisy Chain here. I'm so thankful!