Monday, April 4, 2011

Book Review: The Fire in Ember by DiAnn Mills

Returning a stolen heart was the right thing to do, or so Bert thought.  Being mistaken for a horse thief and being sentenced to hang was not part of the plan.  

Deputy John Timmons is the picture of responsibility.  He takes care of the family ranch, his brothers and his mom.  When he happens upon a hanging he thinks he's saving a young boy from a horrible fate.  It's not until he takes the boy home that he learns Bert is a girl.  

Cattle rustlers have moved into the area in northern Colorado where Bert becomes a prime suspect when she refuses to give her real name or what she's running from.  In Bert John sees a sweet spirit, or so he hopes.  Because how can he arrest the woman who has stolen his heart?

The twists and turns in the book, while sometimes predictable, was still a lovely story of trust.  Trusting in God, in love, in relationships and in yourself.  The story was an uplifting reminder of the power of love.  

The characters were interesting though some could have been fleshed out a little bit more.  The plot was interesting, though again a little predictable, it was still a classic story that is always good.

Overall I would recommend the book to someone looking for a good Christian romance novel.  It was a great nightstand read.  The book is accompanied by a group discussion guide.

Zondervan Publishing was gracious enough to provide me with a complimentary copy of this novel for review purposes.

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