[Blog Tour Spot Tour&Review] Life in Defiance(Defiance Texas Trilogy, bk 3) by Mary DeMuth

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About the Book:

In a town she personifies, Ouisie Pepper wrestles with her own defiance. Desperate to become the wife and mother her husband Hap demands, Ouisie pours over a simple book about womanhood, constantly falling short, but determined to improve.
Through all that self-improvement, Ouisie carries a terrible secret: she knows who killed Daisy Chance. As her children inch closer to uncovering the killer’s identity and Hap’s rages roar louder and become increasingly violent, Ouisie has to make a decision. Will she protect her children by telling her secret? Or will Hap’s violence silence them all?

Set on the backdrop of Defiance, Texas, Ouisie’s journey typifies the choices we all face—whether to tell the truth about secrets and fight for the truth or bury them forever and live with the violent consequences.

About the Author:

Author and speaker Mary DeMuth helps people turn their trials to triumph. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God; Building the Christian Family You Never Had; Watching the Tree Limbs; Wishing on Dandelions; Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture and the first two books in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy: Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn.

National media regularly seek Mary’s candid ability to connect with their listeners. Her radio appearances include FamilyLife Today, Moody Midday Connection, Point of View and U.S.A. Radio Network and is frequently featured on Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint. She has published articles in In Touch, HomeLife, Writer’s Digest and The Writer.

Mary lives with her husband Patrick and their three children in Texas.

Learn more about Mary at https://marydemuth.com.

My Review:
I must admit that I wasn’t fortunate enough to read Daisy Chain or Slow Burn, books 1 & 2 in the Defiance Texas Trilogy. But, even though I was a tad confused (DeMuth talked about a few things from the previous two books) I still loved this book. Mary DeMuth has a truly seasoned talent to put forth a soul-capturing, powerfully riveting story.

Life in Defiance’s story line is one that will grip your heart and really try to tear apart. It will leave you wanting to scream at Ouisie Pepper and her husband. But, it will also leave you falling to your knees in powerful prayer for this family, as if they were real. They felt real. I won’t go into too much detail for fear of spoilers, but I totally felt Ousie’s pain through out this story. It was truly real to me. And through this story, a lesson of telling the truth will set you free is strong. Ouisie was a woman who endured terrible heartache and struggles with secrets, all the while wondering what’s it worth. While I can’t say that I have been through what the characters in this story have been through, I can say that I can relate to some of the characters in here because I often questioned myself with some of the same questions they did. I felt all the tears and hurt that these amazingly created characters felt. They will be with me in a special bond for a long time to come.

So, would I recommend this book? Oh yeah. Is it a 5 star book? DEFINITELY! It will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. However, while this book was truly powerful to me as a book read by itself, it would be even more powerful read in the series, I am sure. Please read this amazing book TODAY!!!

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*This book was provided for review by Blog Tour Spot & Zondervan Publishing*

8 June, 2010
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2 Comments

  • Reply Julia M. Reffner 9 June, 2010 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Mary DeMuth 9 June, 2010 at 4:47 pm
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