Monday, July 21, 2014

CFBA Firewall by DiAnn Mills

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 1, 2014)



DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops.

DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at


After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Firewall, go HERE.

My Thoughts:

Oh. My. Goodness. Firewall, the first book in DiAnn Mills series, "FBI Houston" blew me away. This novel was well worth my time and kept me reading late into the night. If this is any indication of the rest of the series, I can hardly wait.

Firewall is the story of software developer, Taryn Young, and FBI Special Agent, Grayson Hall. The story begins on Taryn's wedding day. A day that turned tragic and landed her in the hospital after the airport is bombed. But the question everyone wants answered is where is Taryn's husband, Francis Shepherd?

The twists and turns within the pages of Firewall takes the reader on a wild ride involving airport bombings, kidnapping, murder, computer hacking, just to name a few. The character of Taryn became my hero within the pages of this book. She was strong-willed, intelligent, determined and extremely likable. The character of Grayson Hall stole my heart. He was described as having dark blond hair and startling blue eyes (not like the cover image) and he had a caring heart. He was also determined and this caused a little butting of heads. Grayson's Uncle Joe was charismatic and oh so lovable.

The story of Firewall seemed so real that it could have been taken right out of today's headlines. Ms. Mills is a master at crafting well plotted stories with believable characters that pull you into their world and hold you there for the duration of the book.  

I would highly suggest Firewall to anyone who enjoys a good clean suspense novel. The Christian thread is subtle and not overpowering.

On a 5-Star Scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, DiAnn Mills and Tyndale House Publishers for my review copy of Firewall. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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