Defiance Texas Trilogy, Book 1
Mary E. DeMuth
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Author Talk –– March 2009
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 daughterís 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: Heís convinced itís his fault his best friend Daisy went missing. Jedís 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 heís 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 Godís surprising redemption.
DAISY CHAIN: Defiance Texas Trilogy © Copyright 2017 by Mary E. DeMuth. Reprinted with permission by Zondervan. All rights reserved.
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