Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sworn To Protect by DiAnn Mills

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Sworn To Protect
Tyndale House (April 2010)

DiAnn Mills


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 a 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.


Border Patrol Agent Danika Morales sends illegal immigrants back to Mexico; a job she's paid dearly for. Her husband, Toby, was murdered two years ago trying to help and his murder's never been solved. Now a string of attacks and arrests leads her to believe that someone from McAllen profits from sneaking undocumented immigrants into the country and somehow this illegal activity is tied to her husband, Toby's death.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Sworn To Protect, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer video:

My review:

I've never read anything by DiAnn Mills before, but I really enjoyed this book. It is the second in a series, but I would say they could be read in any order.

The main character in this book is a Border Agent. The story is suspense, so there is a lot of that, but without taking sides on the issue, the author also takes a good look at the illegal immigration issue. I am firmly against it, but found it interesting to see the other viewpoint also. I also learned some interesting things about Border Agents and what they do. One thing that stuck out to me which is not a fictional fact, but real: many Border Agents change into their uniform at work and keep their job a secret from their neighbors, as it is not a popular job and they could endanger their lives and the lives of their families if people knew what they did for a job.

I liked this book enough that I am going to read the first in the series. And I highly recommend this series and author.

Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for the review copy.