Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A book review

This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance book tour is introducing A Slow Burn by Mary E. DeMuth

This is the 2nd book in the Defiance Texas Trilogy.

Emory Chance is a mother who is filled with regret. Her daughter, Daisy has been murdered and her killer is still out there. Emory is a woman who allows no one in her life or her heart. She lives life on her terms, trying to escape feeling any sort of emotion or owning up to the fact that she was a very neglectful mother. She has a drug dealer, Angus who keeps her stocked with marijuana or pills to help her forget. Even though in her mind she thinks that these pills are an escape, they prove to be visions of her sweet daughter or even worse ~ her own rejection day after day of not spending time with her daughter, sharing even a simple hug.

Hixon, an uneducated black man has been given a word from the Lord ~ Marry Emory Chance. Hixon does everything he can think of to woo Miss Emory and is rejected each and everytime. Hixon loves Jesus and it shows in everything he does. He cares for an elderly woman Muriel, who is suffering with cancer. Muriel and Hixon have a sweet friendship and Muriel is the only one who knows of this call from the Lord. Hixon is a precious man and his character will make you want to be a better person, to love as he loves and draw nearer and nearer to Jesus no matter what life throws at you.

Jed Pepper, the son of Hap, the towns pastor, was Daisy's best friend and also the one to find her body (in a clearing) after 2 months of searching. Jed carries guilt for being the last to see his friend alive and longs for Emory's forgiveness.

These characters along with others will take you on a journey. A journey of forgiveness. A journey of grace. A journey of perseverance.

I did not read the first book in the trilogy but I plan on it and look forward to reading the final book when it is released. I recommend Slow Burn to anyone. Slow Burn reaches into your heart and you will be surprised at all the layers it will touch.

Disclosure: Christian Fiction Blog Alliance sent me this book for free and asked that I give an honest review of this book. I receive no other compensation and the opinion is my humble but honest review.

Love and Blessings


He & Me + 3

That sounds very good. Thanks for sharing. I am not a big reader because the only time I have to read is at night and if I climb in bed with a book I fall asleep. LOL They never get finished. I need to do better:)


Sounds like a great book sister Loren. Thanks for sharing your input. It's amazing that there are just so many, many great writers, both fiction and non-fiction...What a wonderful help you do. God bless you and have a great week sister...Love to you.

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