Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Review ~ Wolfsbane by Ronie Kendig

Author Bio

Ronie Kendig grew up an Army brat, married a veteran, and they now have four children and a Golden Retriever. She has a BS in Psychology, speaks to various groups, volunteers with the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and mentors new writers.

Ronie can be found at the following places on the internet:


Embark upon a danger-laden mission within the pages of Ronie Kendig’s riveting Wolfsbane.

Demolitions expert Danielle Roark thought escaping from a brutal Venezuelan general was a challenge. Now she’s charged with espionage and returned to the jungle where a new nightmare begins. Will Dani survive or become just another political pawn destined to be lost forever?

Former Green Beret Canyon "Midas" Metcalfe is disgusted with the suits on Capitol Hill. Still wrestling with the memories of a mission gone bad, he and Nightshade launch a mission to find Dani. Can Canyon rescue Dani, armed with nothing but raw courage?

Coming July 1, 2011

My Review

Let me say up front this is not going to be my typical review. I've thought long and hard about how to describe this book without giving anything away and without overusing certain adjectives. That being said, when I read the last word of this book I took a deep breath and said “WOW!” I was grinning from ear to ear. Wolfsbane is the BEST book yet in the Discarded Heroes Series.

Tension mounts from page one... no, from paragraph, from the first word and it is a non-stop roller coaster ride until the last. There were moments when the tension was so palpable I found myself putting my hand up to my neck in fear of what would happen next. I think I earned a few new gray hairs over this one but it was worth it!

Seriously, if you even remotely like military thrillers then you will like this book. You don't have to read the first two although I highly recommend starting with the first book and progressing through the characters lives and experiences. Each one builds on the other and you really get to know and appreciate these Discarded Heroes.

Ronie Kendig shows masterful articulation in bringing to light the horrors of war and the healing that can take place through surrender to Christ in all things! She shows us that He is our redeemer, even amidst the worst nightmares in life, and reaches down to where we are, cradling us in His arms, lifting us out of the pit of hell, and delivering us free from bondage!

To purchase click here. While you're there, get the first two!

I was provided a review copy from Barbour Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received. This is my honest opinion!

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  1. Wow! That sounds really good!! Adding another one to my list!!!Thanks for your enlightening review!!

  2. Thank you for an awesome review, Anne! I really appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. Yay!!

  3. Marie, it is a fantastic series and worth the time to sit down and read them together! Especially since you have a soldier son :0)

    Hey Ronie! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope I did the book justice without being too vague. Looking forward to Firethorne!!

  4. You have me excited about Ronie's newest book. She has captured me as a faithful fan, I love her books!

  5. I'll read it. Great review. The video worked fine.

  6. I liked your review enough to put these books on my radar. :) I'm not a video person and didn't watch it, but I like how you expressed your enthusiasm for this series. Great job!

    I have been reading a lot of books coming out from Barbour Publishing lately and I think they are leading the pack.

  7. I love this series. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. Digitalis kept me up late, late one night to see how it ended. Problem is, soon as I get it, hubby will grab it first to read and I have to wait.

  8. Hi Merry! I think you will really love this one.

    Thank you, Sidney for the encouragement!

    Hello Pegg - I've read some fantastic books from Barbour lately. Thank you for your encouraging words!

    Well Hello Martha! I've really loved each book, and did the same with Digitalis. I've learned NOT to start one of these at night ;)

  9. This one sounds like a really suspense filled thriller. Will be watching out for it when it releases!


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