Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Sworn to Protect" by DiAnne Mills

“Sworn to Protect” by DiAnn Mills from Tyndale Fiction
Sworn to Protect by DiAnn Mills: Book Cover

Author Bio:

Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has over forty books in print and has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” DiAnn Mills is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels.

Six of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards 2003 – 2007, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005 and 2007. She was a Christy Awards finalist in 2008.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also a mentor for Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild.

She lives in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

My Review:

McAllen, TX. Border Patrol Officer Danika Morales, the only female agent in the BP, took the oath to protect our borders at the Rio Grande River. Little did she know it would come with a great personal price–the death of her husband, Toby, leaving her to single parent her deaf daughter, Tiana.

Two years later, she has no intentions of leaving the Border Patrol, and is ever more vigilant in her job, so that she can also help solve her husband’s death, even though there is a price on her head.

She deals daily with drugs, gangs, terrorists, illegals, and human trafficking along the border. To make the situation even more desperate, there is a potential leak within the ranks of the Border Patrol, derailing their work. Attacks are being perpetrated on her and her co-workers in the field. Everyone in the operation is under suspicion.

When things get out of control on the home front, she turns to a local doctor, Alex Price, for help in finding the truth and help in protecting her daughter. Little does she know the relationship Alex had with her deceased husband.

Who’s behind it all? The men whom she captures know her by name. How? Why was her husband murdered? Where can she keep her daughter safe? Quick-turning twists keep you pushing the pages for answers into the wee hours of the morning!

This book gives you a healthy respect for the work of the Border Patrol on our behalf. It could easily have come off the pages of current newspapers, such as areas in TX.

In communicating with the author, I found she researched for a month on this book directly with McAllen, TX, Border Patrol to get the detailed information she writes about. She even ‘rode the line’ to get the feel of the danger involved. Be sure to get a copy and read this book! It’s worth your time!

Here is DiAnn’s trailer.

It can be purchased here and here.

This book was supplied by the author though Tyndale for my review. These are my own personal views of the book. Thanks to DiAnn and Tyndale for the opportunity. It’s a pleasure to post so you can choose good Christian books to read.

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