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Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Mills shifts narrative perspectives from one main character to the next as she moves from chapter to chapter. Meghan, Ash, and Lindsay are very interesting people to follow, and the plot is well developed, not losing the interest of the reader and always developing a new twist to keep the interest high. The very stubborn personalities of Ash and Meghan bring them into quite a ride of a relationship. The two agents' bravery and tenacity provide a sharp contrast to the fearful and confused Lindsay. And the added romance that Mills throws in does not distract from the storyline; it only improves it by being careful not to annoy the reader with anything overly sappy.
The setting of Attracted to Fire is a rural Texas ranch where Secret Service agents protect the recovering Lindsay after increasing threats have been made on her life. What seems to be a mundane assignment for the agents turns out to be an incredibly dangerous and shocking mission, as murders and mysterious happenings begin to occur seemingly for no reason. Lindsay faces the choice to change and better herself, but this proves no easy way out as her stalker determines to make her life miserable when she is sober. Turmoil haunts her at every turn, and the lives of her family members and herself ultimately depend on her actions. The book, of course, hits its ultimate climatic point near the very end, making it both a memorable and powerful story.
The main characters certainly are not all perfect, which makes them easy to relate to and understand. Learning from errors and realizing the critical need for self-improvement, compassion, forgiveness, trust, and faith, helps them all to better themselves and those around them. After reading this book, the Bible verses in Psalm 46:1-2 seemed to sum up the theme beautifully, stating, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea" (NIV).
I would undeniably recommend this book to teenagers; it hit just about everything from romance to mystery to adventure, and left me with a feeling of encouragement and satisfaction, as well as new insight on some very critical life lessons. Michelle Radd, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Fear Has a Strong HoldAugust 5, 2016GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5DiAnn Mills does a great job of giving a glimpse into the life of a Secret Service agent as she shares this riveting story of a group of agents who are given the responsibility of protecting the Vice Presidents daughter. Lindsay is not an easy person to protect because of her addictions to alcohol and drugs. I can almost understand being willing to take a bullet for a good, decent, God-fearing, outstanding politician, but not so much for a person who seemingly looks for trouble the way Lindsay does. But Ash, Meghan, and the other agents are willing to give all to see that no harm comes to her while she is hidden away on a secluded Texas ranch for rehab. It seems someone is out to get her but is there more to the situation than they realize? Are they up to the challenge? The suspense kept me reading into the early morning hours as they faced the possibility that they would all be taken out. Even in such dire circumstances, romance starts to bloom. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys clean romance and a lot of suspense.
MollyM4 Stars Out Of 5Solid storyline and an Easy ReadMarch 23, 2016MollyMQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This book was pretty solid. Sometimes I have a hard time with Chrisian fiction as the writing seems to struggle at times but this book was pretty good. Characters were developed well and the storyline was clear. There was an air of mystery that kept me guessing until the end and just enough romance to keep any romance seeking reader happy. I also really loved that this book was obviously a Christian novel and talked about God but not so much that you felt like it was being shoved down your throat. Overall, a great read and I would recommend this novel. I'll be looking for other novels by this same author.
AJH2 Stars Out Of 5One Word Change how I feltFebruary 11, 2014AJHQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1One Word changed how I felt about this book. I was totally into this book and it was a possible Book Club book, but then it had one and ONLY one word, a cuss word that made me change my mind completely. If writing a Christian Book there is no need for one word period, it doesn't help things look more real, even if it's the bad guy. It was totally NOT needed and it was such a great story but I lost all respect and joy in reading the book. Sorry I can't recommend.
JoolsQueensland, AustraliaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5October 2, 2013JoolsQueensland, AustraliaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I rarely give 5 stars, but this book had really good balance, it had me by the end of the first chapter, well written, good story, interesting characters, intrigue and twists and turns, and a really good christian base.
TootsLansing, MIAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book. Immediately captured my attention.September 10, 2013TootsLansing, MIAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Excellent book. Good author. She keeps your attention.