Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Wild-West Tale: "The Fire in Ember" by DiAnn Mills (review)

The first line of this book is a dynamite opening “A hanging is no place for a lady”, what an attention grabber. And there were other great lines waiting to be mined from “The Fire in Ember”. There was one particular description that made me stop and read it twice, just for the sake of reading it again.  About the rocks jutting out like “old man’s knees”. There were some attention grabbers, descriptions or bits of dialogue that were fun things to find in this book.

The story itself is a good fit for those that read the western genre. The age old concept of bad guy verses good guy set in the old west. I like the characters that play out on the tapestry of the story. Ember “Bert” is extremely likeable and her story adds a deep layer to the overall plot. Waiting for bits of her story to be unearthed was worth waiting for.

Overall I thought the book is a good addition to its genre. The characters have a good arc through the story, the romance is enjoyable and the story moves at a good pace. It’s a story you can read slowly or quickly, either way I think readers of historical westerns will enjoy it.

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy to review.


  1. I read this book about a month ago, and loved it!
    Glad you liked it, Casey.

  2. Isn't it fun to find good books, Faye? Thanks for stopping by today!


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