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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (449 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary E. DeMuth Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Defiance, Texas Trilogy Release Date:
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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 daughter's demise; and Ouisie Pepper, who is haunted by dreams of Daisy 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: he's convinced it's his fault his best friend Daisy went missing. Jed's 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 he's 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 God's surprising redemption.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pat | 2/11/2014

    " This book makes me angry. Why are some parents abusive and others neglectful? Why do people use the Bible to hurt the ones that they should love? I won't be reading the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Angela Pridemore | 1/24/2014

    " I didn't finish this one. It had nothing to do with the book - just not in the right frame of mind for this one right now. I will read it later! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/24/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It has a lot of things going on in it, and I'll look forward to reading the "rest of the story." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joyce | 1/17/2014

    " Daisy Chain tells the story of a 14 year old boy's struggles after his best friend, 13 year-old, Daisy disappears. Her last request of him had been for him to walk her home and he had refused to do so because he was late getting home already and feared his father's punishment. He blames himself for her disappearance right after he left her at the ruins of a church. His struggles with her disappearance are portrayed against the problems he faces in his own home with an abusive father who is also a pastor and a mother who has turned to sleeping and headaches to escape her husband's abuse. Jed is very close to his younger sister and sees himself in the role of protector for both her and his mother but is often unable to do which causes him to feel like even more of a failure. The author has done an awesome job of portraying Jed's inner turmoil and spiritual struggles in the midst of all these difficult situations. The intensity with which she portrays Jed really drew me in to the point where I had to put the book down at times because I couldn't bear the fear and abuse he lived with on a daily basis with his father. His spiritual struggles are ones that most people would be able to identify with. This book is definitely not one with all the answers or even a happy ending. The only thing I did not like about the book was that the ending really left me hanging. I was not expecting that and was disappointed in it. Because of that, I only rated it 3 stars instead of 4. "

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