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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Watching the Tree Limbs

by Mary DeMuth

Knowing something bad will happen if she misses, nine-year-old Mara keeps her appointments. And she's never told a soul. But despite the fear and shame that ensnare her, she clings to the hope that she can break free. Mara doesn't know her real name. She doesn't even know who her parents are. But with the help of her best friend, Camilla, and the mysterious Radio Man, Denim, she determines to unveil the secrets that shroud her life. Caught in a malestrom of lies and deceit, Mara picks her way through the wreckage of a lost childhood until the day something magical happens underneath the pecan tree.
Written in beautiful prose and set against the backdrop of the quirky town of Burl, Texas, Watching the Tree Limbs takes us on a journey through a young girl's self-discovery and reveals the lengths to which God will go to redeem His precious children.

This book is a work of art. It's written in language simple enough to be in the mind of a nine-year-old child, yet compelling enough to hold your interest. The story grabs you immediately and won't let you go. (We won't talk about all the things I've been late for since beginning this book, lol.) The characters are rich and entertaining. One minute you'll want to shake their teeth out and the next you'll wanna hug the stuff out of them. The journey of Mara, one little step at a time, reveals the true beauty, grace, and mercy of God and all His angels who wear skin.

I recommend this book, no matter what your normal tastes are. Watching the Tree Limbs has it all, mystery, romance, suspense, and most of all, genuinely wonderful storytelling.

I can't wait for the sequel. Hurry up, Mary!


At 7:48 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Heather Diane Tipton said...

Ooooh Pammer, you have me sold. I have to get this book!

At 10:59 PM, April 26, 2006, Blogger Camy Tang said...

Thanks for the review, Pammer! I've heard so much good stuff about this book.

At 6:58 AM, April 28, 2006, Blogger relevantgirl said...

Thanks for a cool review!!!


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