Monday, January 24, 2011


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Barbour Publishing, Inc.(January 1, 2011)
Ronie Kendig


Ronie has been married since 1990 to a man who can easily be defined in classic terms as a hero. She has four beautiful children. Her eldest daughter is 16 this year, her second daughter will be 13, and her twin boys are 10. After having four children, she finally finished her degree in December 2006. She now has a B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Getting her degree is a huge triumph for both her and her family--they survived!!

This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series began in July 2010 from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.

This is the second book in the series.


Step into the boots of a former Marine in this heart-pounding adventure in life and love. Colton “Cowboy” Neeley is a Marine trying to find his footing as he battles flashbacks now that he’s back home. Piper Blum is a woman in hiding—from life and the assassins bent on destroying her family. When their hearts collide, more than their lives are at stake. Will Colton find a way to forgive Piper’s lies? Can Piper find a way to rescue her father, trapped in Israel? Is there any way their love, founded on her lies, can survive?

If you would like to read an excerpt of Digitalis, go HERE.

Book Review

Digitalis is the second book in the Discarded Heroes series.    The first book in the series, Nightshade, was a gripping, edge of your seat read so I couldn't wait to read this one.   Now that I have read Digitalis, which is my third book to read by Ronie Kendig, I can tell you that it is her best and that she only gets better and better. 

I live in a household of boys.    I am fully aware of how they relate to each other.    How they bond.    So does Kendig because she portrays it so well in the relationships between Cowboy and his fellow team members.     Their constant teasing of each other, but having each other's back when faced with confrontation was like listening in on one of my boy's conversations.  

I also love how Kendig allows people to truly see our military and what they do for us.    They are heroes.   they should be portrayed as such.    What they are forced to comprehend and face in the heat of battle is far beyond what we as Americans rarely give them credit for on a day to day basis.

As soon as I was finished reading this book it was a fight to see which one of my boys was going to be next in line to read it.    After reading her two other books, they are already Ronie Kendig fans too!

1 comment:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

This one sounds good! I hadn't heard of this author yet, so thanks for the spotlight and review :)