Johnnie Kitchen is finally living her dream, attending college and writing a column for the local paper She adores her husband Dale and chocolate Labrador Brother Dog, and they reside in a comfortable home in the small town of Portion in North Texas Their three children are thriving and nearly grown But Johnnie is rattled when her youngest boy Cade goes to fight in AfghJohnnie Kitchen is finally living her dream, attending college and writing a column for the local paper She adores her husband Dale and chocolate Labrador Brother Dog, and they reside in a comfortable home in the small town of Portion in North Texas Their three children are thriving and nearly grown But Johnnie is rattled when her youngest boy Cade goes to fight in Afghanistan The less frequent his emails, the she frets for his safety On the home front, Johnnie learns that Portion is not the forward thinking town she believed A boy Cade s age, inflamed by a liberal bumper sticker and the sight of Johnnie s black friend Whit, attacks them with the N word and a beer bottle After Johnnie writes about the incident in her column, a man named Roosevelt reaches out with shameful stories from Portion s untold history More tears and triumphs will follow, as Johnnie s eyes are opened to man s capacity for hate and the power of love and forgiveness.The sequel to Johnnie Come Lately.
Seven Wings to Glory Johnnie Kitchen is finally living her dream attending college and writing a column for the local paper She adores her husband Dale and chocolate Labrador Brother Dog and they reside in a comfortable
Seven Wings to Glory is an outstanding book The reader is re introduced to characters from Johnnie Come Lately, and also introduced to a few new characters, as well Arty, Ladybird, Jordan, and Roosevelt among them In this second book, we get a fuller picture of Queen Victoria, but just now as I type these words, I feel a little guilty I wonder if Victoria will be hurt when she reads this.And that is the expert skill of Kathleen M Rodgers writing the characters are not simply fictional characters [...]
Kathleen Rodgers delivers another outstanding novel in her latest Seven Wings to Glory Rodgers stories include multiple layers of complexity keeping readers intrigued She creates characters people care about, and particularly her main character, Johnnie Kitchen Rodgers personal experience as part of a military family shines through in this book as she speaks through Johnnie s voice the concerns many mothers of deployed service members share I highly recommend this book as the writing is beautifu [...]
3.5 5.0 Seven Wings to Glory is the sequel to Johnnie Come Lately but it can be read as a stand alone book.Read full review in the 2017 April issue of InD tale Magazine.
The best novel I ve read in ages about today s southern family Brave, gifted author Kathleen M Rodgers masterfully weaves the story of the Kitchen family, capturing a vivid snapshot of the American South Seven Wings to Glory draws the reader in on every page with its characters full of heart and heartache, all the while tackling the issues facing our country today racial prejudice, young men and women at war, and fractured family connections As intrepid columnist Johnnie Kitchen uncovers family [...]
Kathleen Rodgers triumphs again in her deft and warm hearted way Seven Wings to Glory is a sweeping novel that examines the ups and downs of friendship, marriage, and family, but also don t shy away from thorny topics like war and racial prejudice Tales of the Kitchen family are always a delight to read.
In Seven Wings to Glory, Kathleen M Rodgers continues the story of Johnny and her family which began in the acclaimed novel Johnny Come Lately Johnny, a columnist in the local paper in the small Texas town of Portion, is the mother of three Her youngest son, Cade, has shipped off to Afghanistan Communication with him is spotty with long silences while Cade is on patrol or without internet service Johnny has a loving husband, Dale, and a teenage daughter, Callie Ann, still at home Her eldest son, [...]
It was a joy to visit Portion and Johnie Kitchen again The sequel to Johnie Come Lately is another compelling story told with feeling and heart The depth of the characters and the range of Johnie s emotions draw the reader in to the tough subjects discussed in the novel from war, racism, poverty to forgiveness.
In this sequel to Johnnie Come Lately, Johnnie is caught up in the emotions of sending her younger son off to war and finds herself untangling the ugly history of her town This novel is a lesson in how the past cannot bind us as long as we take action to make true change.
Salute Your MomHave you ever dismissed your mother s worried pronouncement about one of her darlings as ridiculous and unknowable, only to find out later that she was right Johnnie Kitchen, the heroin of Seven Wings to Glory has a mother s way of knowing her son Cade, recently deployed with his Army unit to Afghanistan is in danger.Johnnie visits the Old Soldiers Memorial in her hometown of Portion Texas She thinks she hears the voices of suffering soldiers and her mother Victoria hears their fa [...]
An outstanding sequel to Johnnie Come Lately For those of us who got wrapped up in Johnnie Kitchen s life and worried about her family incessantly, Seven Wings to Glory picks up right where JCL left off, so we don t miss a thing Rodgers wrings every emotion from you, making you laugh one moment and tear up the next Well done.
For young Cade Kitchen, becoming a soldier fulfilled a long held dream For his parents, sending a son to war halfway around the world from their peaceful small town of Portion, Texas, was a long dreaded nightmare Cade s mother Johnnie s father died in Vietnam when she was barely old enough to remember him, but she has lived the decades since in the shadow of her mother s grief And with each news report from Afghanistan, with each time she passes the war memorial on the main square of her picture [...]