Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nightshade by Ronie Kendig

Greetings Everyone!

I must say I am very impressed by this book! I'm a wee bit beind finishing it. This book has hit so close to home with me in so many areas that reading it has been addictive and painful at the same time.

Max is a war hero who has come home to try to live in the "real world" again. Like so many of the men I know who have fought for our country he isn't adjusting well at all. Max's anger is much like the anger I frequently face in my own husband, which is why I said this book is painful in some ways. Not bad mind you, just ouch because of the parellels of my own life.

Sydney is Max's wife. Like myself, she has had to file for divorce even though it is ripping her into pieces. She had to file a restraining order, and has a few other complications I don't have though. Sydney doesn't know how to handle Max's anger anymore, and it is about to cost Max everything he has ever worked for, or dreamed of. Anger tends to to that when it is unchecked, and unresolved, it destroys.

Unable to cope, Max is asked to join Nightshade. Nightshade is a completly secret, total deniyal, beyond black-ops team. It is Max's hope that this job will ease his anger, and help him care for Sydney from afar.
Max really does love Sydney. I like how I see him reaching out to her, even from a distance. He protects her as best he can and there is so much to be said for that!

I would recommend this book as important and good reading. I am off to finish the end of it now.
Carol :)

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Barbour Books (July 1, 2010)

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 begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.


After a tour of duty in a war-torn country, embattled former Navy SEAL Max Jacobs finds himself discarded and alienated from those he loves as he struggles with war-related PTSD. His wife, Sydney, files a restraining order against him and a petition for divorce. Max is devastated.

Then a mysterious a man appears. He says he's organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It's a deep-six group known as Nightshade. With the chance to find purpose in life once again, Max is unable to resist the call of duty and signs on.

The team handles everything with precision and lethal skill...until they're called upon to rescue a missionary family from a rebel-infested jungle and avoid a reporter hunting their identities.

Will Max yield his anger and pride to a force greater than
If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightshade, go HERE.

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1 comment:

Ronie Kendig said...

Carol - Your review moved me to tears. Please know I'm praying for you and my heart aches that this story hit so close to home for you.

THANK YOU for taking the time to review NIGHTSHADE and help me promoted it. You are a blessing!