The Fire in Ember
by DiAnn Mills
TAGS: Historical Fiction
Once again, DiAnn Mills demonstrates her ability to engage readers quickly. Who is about to be hanged? Why? Does there seem to be something just a little bit strange about this? Why on earth would a young girl—about to be hanged—keep her gender secret? Why is she dressed as a boy? Was the horse really stolen?
Having become a fan of Mill’s suspense series, it was a treat to see if she could keep me interested in a genre I don’t particularly enjoy…and, dad gum it! She succeeded. Somehow Mills has an innate ability to draw readers into her storyline. As I found out, that innate ability transcends genres. Quite frankly, a masterful writer is a masterful writer is a masterful writer.
Readers who enjoy Christian romance will certainly want to grab up this book, set in the late 1800’s. While the main character, Bert/Ember, seems to be just a little bit too naïve at times, and a tad unable to make rational decisions or find logical solutions to her basic problems, Mills advances the plot line at a steady pace, with just the right number of twists and turns to keep readers interested. I particularly enjoyed Mills skill in weaving in a spiritual message matter-of-factly and without contrivance.
So, bottom line…if you want to find your next “favorite” author and your next favorite read…and if you want to have your own faith strengthened by the book choices you make…grab “The Fire in Ember” up and move it to the top of your To Do list.
Reviewer: Janice E. Daku