Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CFBA Tour and Book Review: Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

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.

My Review:
No really…what a man!
I am not a thriller reader. I like suspense and will watch the occasional Law and Order LA, but I am not a thriller reader.
DIGITALIS and Ronie Kendig have made me a thriller reader.
I think what made this book so appealing is the romance. Let’s be honest here, Colton “Cowboy” is one hunky hero. Right. Off. The. Bat. This book got going. I thought maybe at first it was moving “too” fast, but quickly changed my mind. Piper and Colton’s romance smolders just below the surface, hot enough to feel the incoming flames. But when the strong wind of lethal secrets snuffs out what was just getting started, I was crushed.
Life continues to get worse and worse until I wasn’t sure if anything could bring them back together. Dialogue is snappy and to the point and the ensemble cast is really perfect. I always get a kick out of the “Kid” and hope I get to read his story…?
A couple of the actions schemes in Israel were a bit hard for me to follow personally- but again, not a thriller reader here folks. I’m not saying it was a problem with the fiction, I just personally got the glazed over feeling. But not for too long and it was punchy enough I didn’t want to quit.
Very good from cover to cover, I will want to re-read this one again!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.


  1. Casey - Thank you so much for a fabulous, thoughtful review. I really appreciate the time you took to read, review, and post this--and to mention to me on Facebook! :-D What a blessing you are! I'm so glad you enjoyed DIGITALIS!

  2. Thank YOU Ronie. :) I enjoyed it a lot more than I ever expected and look forward to the next one. My mom liked it too. :)

  3. Wow, what a high compliment, Casey. Thank you. And I'm delighted to hear your mom liked it too. :-D

  4. I keep reading wonderful things about this book. Now I think I'm going to have to spend one of my gift certificates to grab a copy. Great review!


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