There are a lot of good writers around these days, and even quite a few great ones. But seldom does one appear who is so exceptional as Mary DeMuth.

From the first time I read one of Mary’s books, I was a fan–and I don’t say that easily! I’m actually rather picky about where I hang my “fan” hat, and Mary is one of only a handful who qualify. Each time she writes a new novel, I am reminded why she is at the top of that limited list.

Life in Defiance, book three in her Defiance Texas Trilogy, continues to set the bar high for the rest of us writers, even as it grips us in its heart-wrenching story and woos us with its lovely words. If you haven’t read the first two books in this excellent trilogy (Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn), buy all three and get to reading! You won’t regret it! And I wouldn’t be surprised to find your “fan” hat hanging right next to mine on Mary’s author pole.