Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Fire in Ember

Author: DiAnn Mills
Publisher: Zondervan
December 2010
ISBN: 978-0-310-29330-9
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Bert had thought that returning a stolen horse would be the right thing to do… but instead she finds herself tied up, accused of being a horse thief, and sentenced to hang. She couldn’t tell them the truth—but she didn’t want to die either.

Deputy John Timmon’s has cared for his mother and brother for years—he came upon the hanging, and thinks he’s rescued a young boy from certain death—until he learns she’s a girl. And then a whirlwind of emotions sent his heart spinning.

Cattle rustlers have started murdering on these Colorado ranches and whether she likes it or not, Bert is a suspect. John is knows she’s afraid of something, but what? And why? If he doesn’t know who really is doing it, will he be able to solve the crimes?

THE FIRE IN EMBER is a book I had in my to-read pile for awhile and I finally started it. It is the basic plot of a good girl trying to protect a bad family and falling in love with the one man who could put her family behind bars. I can’t say I really enjoyed the book, I found it rather predictable, but it is very well written, and the story flowed well.

If you enjoy historicals, then THE FIRE IN EMBER might be a book you want to read. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book, making it ideal for book clubs. $14.99. 339 pages.

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