I met Mary DeMuth while she was passing out free copies of her book, Daisy Chain, the first book in the Defiance, Texas trilogy. She gave all those gathered to hear her teaching session a copy. Not one person was missed. Her generosity, enthusiasm for the craft, and evident love of Jesus made me want to know more.
So, I turned the first page of Daisy Chain, and kept turning and turning.
With the new release of A Slow Burn, the second book in this trilogy by DeMuth, I was equally ready to read. I needed to know the rest of the story. So, I signed up to get the book before the official release date for review. I’ll tell you this – DeMuth does not disappoint!
If you have read Daisy Chain and liked it, you will really like A Slow Burn. This book explores the underbelly of societal issues in depth and with passion. And you think you had problems growing up – trying growing up with Emory Chance!
I was not sure how Mary would open up this second book in the trilogy since she surprised me at the end of the first book. I was expecting my typical Disney-dilusions but didn’t get ’em. I mean that in a good way. But that’s what I like about Mary. Her writing is real. I felt both anguish, anger, sadness, and joy – the kind of joy that only comes with redemption. Ahhh…blessed redemption!
This book keeps your attention as you page through its chapters needing (not wanting, mind you – needing) to know the rest of the story. You will not put this one down and walk away. You’ll find yourself up late, reading until you cannot take it anymore. And, if you keep reading, you may well find yourself in the pages of Defiance, Texas.
Buy it on Amazon here. I’m also part of a blog tour reviewing this book. So, please feel free to stop by other blogs to read more or you can look for reviews of the book on Amazon. I’ve posted a review there as well.
If you want to know more about this desiring-to-make-Jesus-famous, talented author, you can read here.