Long Walk Home especially touched my heart. I’ve been to South Sudan, and I’ve seen the devastation, the lack, the starving, the sick, the nakedness, as well as the scrutiny and sorrows of the people. And yet, they smile, dance, and express joy.
DiAnn Mills gives us a small glimpse into the lives of three people from southern Sudan in novel form. Paul Farid, an Arab from a royal family, flies Feed the World (FTW) planes over Warkou, along the Lol River in southern Sudan delivering food and medical supplies for the natives of the village. Paul meets Warkou’s doctor, Larson Kerr, a woman from America.
Paul’s family and fellow Arab’s seek to kill him for becoming a Christian and betraying the Muslim faith, but his love for the Sudanese people won’t stop him from continuing to deliver aid. Dr. Kerr has her own issues stemming from circumstances back in the states that she must face along with finding the faith in God she’d lost.
I highly recommend this novel. If you’ve never been to South Sudan, reading this book will give you insights to the fears of the people, the bombings and gunfire by the Government of South Sudan (GOS), and the losses they face.
If you have been to South Sudan, you’ll find yourself standing in the village and seeing the action of this book as it unfolds. I commend DiAnn for going to South Sudan so she could see the people, smell the stench, and experience the life of these people before trying to write such a story.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Mountainside Marketing Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/diannmills, Twitter: https://twitter.com/diannmills or any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.