Rancher and deputy marshal John Timmons saves Bert from a
hanging. He figures the boy can work off his debt. Only
Bert turns out to be Ember, a young woman with secrets. As
much as he wants to be rid of Ember, John finds himself also
drawn to her. When cattle start disappearing from the area,
John is sure Bert knows more than she's telling, even if
she's not the cattle rustler. He despises the trouble she's
brought on him and his family, but he wants to protect
her...and maybe more.
THE FIRE IN EMBER is not so much a sequel as it is another
book in the series featuring the Timmons' family, a series
that began with 2010's A Woman Called Sage. In this
second book, DiAnn Mills again showcases her superior
storytelling ability, weaving an unpredictable plot with
warm, appealing and, in some cases, dastardly characters.
In both books, women find themselves in unusual situations,
situations which propel them to learn to trust others and to
develop a meaningful, lasting faith. Ember's never been to
a church before staying with the Timmons family where she
experiences both a structured assembly and at home worship.
Through the lives of John's mother and brothers, she
discovers what it means to have a loving family and a loving
I love that there are still four unmarried Timmons brothers,
which means this heartwarming, romantic and entertaining
series could go on for some time to come.
Between one womanâ€™s life and one manâ€™s heart . . . a fire burns.
Bert believed returning a stolen horse was the right thing
for her to do. But she never imagined ranch hands would
mistake her as a horse thief, then sentence her to hang. She
couldnâ€™t tell them the truth. Neither did she want to die.
Deputy John Timmonsâ€™s middle name is responsibility. Heâ€™s
been caring for his mother and younger brothers on his ranch
for five years. He thought he was saving a boy from a
hangingâ€”his duty. But when he learns Bert is a girl, a
whirlwind of emotions send his heart spinning.
Cattle rustlers have invaded the northern Colorado ranches,
leaving murder in their wake. Bert is a suspect, expecially
when she refuses to giver her name and what sheâ€™s running
from. John knows sheâ€™s afraid of something, but what? He
sees a sweet spirit, not a woman whoâ€™s deceiving his family.
How can John arrest her when sheâ€™s stolen his heart?