11 March 2014

Marian Baay reviews BEOWULF by Ronie Kendig


Reviewed by Marian Baay
~5 stars~

BEOWULF - My New Hero!

Timbrel Hogan is not the girl we thought she was. She has a secret past that will catch up with her in Ronie Kendig’s third and final book in the fabulous A Breed Apart Series—BEOWULF!
Timbrel’s brindle-coated bullmastiff, Beowulf, is a huge dog—some call him ugly and mean—but he is the only ‘man’ Timbrel wants in her life. He is faithful and will protect her with all his might. Beo’s sniffer is trained to find bombs, drugs, and WMDs, but could it be possible that the dog is mistaken when no one can find the source for his ‘hit’?

Tony VanAllen is part of a Special Forces team. He and Timbrel have worked together earlier in the previous books in this series—Trinity and Talon. In Beowulf they team up again and are sent on a dangerous mission to Afghanistan.

Tony really likes Timbrel and wants to be a part of her life, while she is trying to keep him at a distance. But if Timbrel is really honest with herself, she must admit she likes Tony’s attention.

Throughout this story—that is filled with action, intrigue, and suspense—we get to know the real reason why Timbrel is such a difficult character that keeps men on a distance. Inside she is fighting a personal battle and Tony doesn’t make it any easier for her when he doesn’t give up on trying to win her heart. While growing closer to each other, tragedy strikes that will change the course of their lives. Both must find their new paths in life and learn to give God control of everything and trust Him above all.

As always, Kendig writes a fantastic, fast-paced novel and honors the men and women in the military. She also creates awareness of how much soldiers give of themselves for the freedom and protection of their country.

I really loved the characters! Although I didn’t like Timbrel so much in the previous books, I truly have learned to love her in this one. Beowulf made me giggle—he added a cute twist to the story. And Tony is an admirable character that will surely steal the hearts of the female reader.
This was a great series—all books were worth five stars in my opinion, but I think Beowulf is my favorite of all.
Highly recommended!

*Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy through NetGalley.*



You can find Ronie's books at Amazon, CBD, Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores.



GIVEAWAY: This week we are giving away ONE of the two reviewed suspense books. Enter on the review of the book you would like to win and we will pick one winner from all the comments on both reviews. For a chance to win BEOWULF by Ronie Kendig leave a comment and your email on this review. On Thursday you can enter for a chance to win another fabulous suspense book.


35 comments:

  1. MARIAN, you already know how much I love this amazing review! I want to read it and it isn't even my typical genre as you know. I have wondered lately just what my genre is -- I have learned to love so many different types of books and authors!

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    1. I was amazed when you said you wanted to read this book - because I know this is not the sort of book you usually read. And I have also learned to love books from other genres I usually read. It's always great to discover new authors!

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  2. I've only read great reviews of this book, the couple sounds really intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    1. It doesn't surprise me taht you have only read great reviews of this book - because it simply is GREAT! :) Good luck, Lis!

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  3. MARIAN this sounds so good...I HAVE to take the time to read it soon!! Thanks for the wonderful review...GREAT JOB!! :-)

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    1. Yes, you must take the time to discover Ronie's books, mom. You'll love her! :)

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  4. I have a copy so don't enter me for this one. Just wanted to say another fab review from MARIAN! I think what endeared this book to me the most was reading the others in the series first. I am a huge Candyman fan but I was NOT a Timbrel fan. Ronie made me one by the end of this book. She is a gifted writer :)

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    1. I agree with you on that, Anne! I was NOT a Timbrel fan either, but by the end of the book I loved her. :) Ronie is amazingly good in creating interesting characters.
      I was happy to discover we don't have to say goodbye to ODA452 yet as I'm reading about it in Raptor 6. Another great Kenig book!

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  5. I have never read on of this authors books, I've heard so much wonderful stuff about it. I love bull Mastiffs too so think that reading this book would be fun. I also love reading about our Men and Woman who are serving our country for our Freedom. I have a cousin who is a Marine and I am so proud to call him my Hero.

    Thank you for letting me partisapate in the free giveaway.

    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Sounds like you'll love this book, Danie. Your name's in the hat and I wish you lots of luck. And if you win, maybe you can share the book with your hero cousin. :)

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    2. Thank you, for putting my name in the hate. I am not sure he would like to read the book also because he is in NY and I am in Cali so it's kinda hard to give him the book. Lol. But thanks thinking about him. And if I do win I can't wait to read it.

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  6. I would love to win, also i love interviews thanks for a chance

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  7. This sounds like a great book and one I'll really enjoy! Thanks for the review and recommendation!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Heidi. All the best in the contest.

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  8. A great review, Marian! Beowulf sounds like an exciting and inspirational book. I have not yet read anything by Ronie Kendig, but I am always happy to discover a new author. Thanks for the opportunity to win her book.

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy Beowulf if you get the chance to read it, Katherine! :)

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  9. Great review Marian--as always! This sounds like a good book/series and I would love the opportunity to get a .taste of a new author and a new genre. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Vicki

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! Good luck in the contest.

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  10. Great review - I have not had the chance to read any of Ronie's books, so would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Your name is in the hat, Betti, and I hope you'll be reading one of Ronie's books soon. Good luck!

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  11. Ronie writes fantastical books! This one was no exception. I loved all of her working dogs books. (and her other series) Great review!

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  12. Wonderful review of this book MARIAN!! Also not my 'genre' and I haven't read anything by Ronie yet, but I'm truly keen on reading this now!! :)

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    1. *grin* maybe you should give it a try some day, Noela. :)

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  13. This does sound like a great read & series. Thank you for bringing to my attention.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It surely is, Mary. Good luck in the drawing!

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  14. I would love to win this book.... thank you for the drawing

    julie lippo jblippo@gmail.com

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  15. Thanks for the wonderful review, Marian!

    Sounds like "Beowulf" has a lot of things going for it - suspense, romance, secrets, action, tragedy, and trusting in God!! I appreciate the fact that Ronie honors the men and women in the military - they SO deserve it!! My brother is a retired vet (served in Vietnam), and my nephew (currently a chaplain in the military) served in Iraq - other relatives (now deceased) served in WWI and WWII.

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com
    OQG

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    1. Yes, the men and women in the military certainly deserve to be honored! I'm glad to see that Ronie does that in her books. Good luck, Bonnie!

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  16. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance! :)
    jennismith1983(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I just noticed from the sidebar that I won this giveaway! :) Do you guys need my address?

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