Because you can't judge a book by its cover

Colton “Cowboy” Neeley has spent the last several years as an active Marine but after a terrifying event that resulted in several deaths Colton struggles to overcome the debilitating flashbacks that have potentially put his family in danger from him. As Colton is struggling to death with this trail in his life he meets Piper Blum, a beautiful woman that he finds himself drawn to. Colton finally makes the decision to pursue a relationship with Piper only to discover she is a woman full of secrets. But Colton has his own secrets as a member of the elite fighting group Nightshade, Colton is called away at a moments notice to do what other members of the military can’t.

Piper Blum has spent the last several years hiding from assassins and essentially life with the fear that anyone she gets close to will find themselves killed. Piper finds the cute cowboy who visited her at work every month for six months buying more towels than anyone person could possible use intriguing but Piper is afraid to allow anyone into her life. Piper finally agrees to go out with Colton only to be attacked  right before her date. Piper is then faced with the major decision of whether to run, hoping the people who are after her won’t find her, or does she trust Colton with the truth?

I found this a very interesting novel, the story begins with Colton having a flashback where he almost kills his six-year-old child because he doesn’t know where he is or what is going on.  This hooked me and I was ready to devour the book but then action really slowed down and I had a hard time continuing to read the story for a little while but by the middle I was hooked again and struggled to put the book down. This was a Christian themed novel but I didn’t feel like too overpowering, just that it was real individuals trying to deal with difficult situations and relying on their faith to help them get through the situation (which I enjoyed). I was disappointed by the death of some of the characters but understand that they were a war like situation and death is a part of that (I just don’t like any of the characters in books to die unless they are bad guys.) Kendig does a great job with the descriptions of the locations of the novel, making the scenes in Israel especially come alive. Most of the novel is fast-paced and gripping, just one section of the novel was a little difficult to wade through but I would recommend it.

You can read an excerpt here.

The Discarded Heroes:

Nightshade

Digitalis

Wolfsbane (July 2011)

Firethorn (January 2012)

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Title: Digitalis

Author: Ronie Kendig

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 320

ISBN: 978-1602607835

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Release Date: January 2011

Available for purchase: Amazon, Barbour

Reviewer: Jessica

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

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