Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Slow Burn- Book Review

   I had the privilege of reading "A Slow Burn " by Mary E. Demuth for The Blog Tour Spot and the release of the book. This book is book two in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy. Book one was called "Daisy Chain" , which I also had a chance to review for The Blog Tour Spot.

A Slow Burn" is another book that I just couldn't put down. It focuses on Daisy's Mom, Emory and also on a character names Hixon. Both were in the first book but in this second installment in the trilogy we really get to know their stories.

This book is full of hope but also hard to read. The trials and tribulations of the characters are heart-rending and very real. But we do see hope through all the pain and suffering! God's love, grace and mercy are showcased in Mary's brilliant writing.

Below is more information on the book:

A Slow Burn....

She touched Daisy’s shoulder. So cold. So hard. So unlike Daisy.

Yet so much like herself it made Emory shudder.

Burying her grief, Emory Chance is determined to find her daughter Daisy’s murderer-a man she saw in a flicker of a vision. But when the investigation hits every dead end, her despair escalates. As questions surrounding Daisy’s death continue to mount, Emory’s safety is shattered by the pursuit of a stranger, and she can’t shake the sickening fear that her own choices contributed to Daisy’s disappearance. Will she ever experience the peace her heart longs for?

The second book in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy, this suspenseful novel is about courageous love, the burden of regret, and bonds that never break. It is about the beauty and the pain of telling the truth. Most of all, it is about the power of forgiveness and what remains when shame no longer holds us captive.

About the Author:

Mary DeMuth

Mary DeMuth is an expert in the field of Pioneer Parenting. She helps Christian parents plow fresh spiritual ground, especially those seeking to break destructive family patterns. Her message guides parents who don’t want to duplicate the home where they were raised or didn’t have positive parenting role models growing up.

An accomplished writer, Mary’s parenting books include Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture, Building the Christian Family You Never Had, and Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God. Her real-to-life novels inspire people to turn trials into triumphs: Watching the Tree Limbs (2007 Christy Award finalist, ACFW Book of the Year 2nd Place) and Wishing on Dandelions (2007 Retailer’s Choice Award finalist).

Mary is a frequent speaker at women’s retreats and parenting seminars, addressing audiences in both Europe and the United States. National media regularly seek Mary’s candid ability to connect with their listeners. Her radio appearances include FamilyLife Today, Moody Midday Connection, and U.S.A. Radio network. She also has articles published in Marriage Partnership, In Touch, and HomeLife.

As pioneer parents, Mary and her husband Patrick live in Texas with their three children. They recently returned from breaking new spiritual ground in Southern France where they planted a church.

Learn more about Mary at

A Slow Burn

Release: October 2009

Soft cover, 368 pp.

ISBN: 0310278376

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