Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Review ~ A Slow Burn


I have to admit that when I read the first book in this Trilogy, Daisy Chain, I wasn't sure where else Mary could take us on this grand adventure but as soon as I cracked open the cover of a Slow Burn I knew it was going to be a journey into the deep dark places that we tend to overlook.

Almost as soon as I started on this new adventure I felt a sense of awe at Mary's ability to capture the heart of her characters. I felt as if I knew them in Daisy Chain but this time I was able to get to know them in a way that happens over time. You know, like the difference in a new friend and a friend you've known for quite some time.

The details, the scenery, the heartache, the pain, all pieced together this beautiful tapestry of who the central characters really are...not as the people that everyone sees on the outside, but the deep down root of your soul person that God created them to be.

I wanted to sit on the porch with Missy, to comfort Ouisie, to encourage Jed, and to cheer Hixon on for one more time. These people are no longer characters in a book, but have become friends. So easily they could be any one of us.

Here's what is on the back cover of "A Slow Burn";

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 a 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.

If you are looking for an amazing Christian Fiction series to challenge you, inspire you, and bless you, then you need to check this series out. You can also go see some of the author's other books at her website, Mary DeMuth.

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Disclaimer ~ I received a free copy of this book to read and review here in Mel's World. I was not paid for this book review, these are my own opinions on this book, A Slow Burn.

Seeking JOY on the Journey,



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4 Mel's World Friends Comments:

Lori 7:59 AM  

Great review and this is a powerful series. I know when I read the third and last book I am going to feel like I am losing some friends.

Lisa 10:15 AM  

The book sounds like a good read. I will have to check it out. What are your thoughts on books that Ted Deckker (sp) wwrites? I had bought 2 of his books (from a good review) the books were so scarey and ominious(sp) I tossed them in the trash, I didnt even want them in my house, I didnt finish one and didnt even open the other.

Lisa writes... 10:47 AM  

I want to read both of these books!

Melissa in Mel's World 7:27 PM  

Lori, me too...it'll be bittersweet for sure!

Lisa...I've never read any of Ted Dekker's books, but many of my friends have and love them. I've heard nothing but good things about them...BUT...that is not the type of book that I like to read either, so I just haven't read any for myself.

Lisa Writes...You NEED to get them, they are awesome!

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