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Kim Rendfeld

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Kim Rendfeld has a lifelong fascination with fairy tales and legends, which set her on her quest to write The Cross and the Dragon and The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar.

She grew up in New Jersey and attended Indiana University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, with a minor in French. If it weren't for feminism, she would be one of those junior high English teachers scaring the bejesus out of her students, correcting grammar to the point of obnoxiousness. Instead, her career has been in journalism, public relations, and now fiction.

Kim was a journalist for almost twenty years at Indiana newspapers, including the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, The Muncie Star, and The News and Sun in Dunkirk, and she won several a
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Kim Rendfeld I blame it on a legend I heard on a family vacation in Germany. To avoid introducing a spoiler to anyone who has yet to read "The Cross and the…moreI blame it on a legend I heard on a family vacation in Germany. To avoid introducing a spoiler to anyone who has yet to read "The Cross and the Dragon," I won't go into detail, other than to say this story about the origin of Rolandsbogen on the Rhine has lovers separated by a lie.

I had dabbled in writing fiction before, but this tale refused to let me go until I sat at my computer and started writing, never mind I knew little about the Middle Ages and had only heard of Charlemagne in middle school. But once I studied the history, I was hooked. (less)
Kim Rendfeld Usually, my struggle is finding time to write, and I often come home from the day job full of ideas. When I do get stuck, I step away from the…moreUsually, my struggle is finding time to write, and I often come home from the day job full of ideas. When I do get stuck, I step away from the computer and take a pencil and piece of paper with me. Then I do something routine with my hands such as tending the garden, loading the dishwasher, or doing laundry while I puzzle out the problem. When the muse speaks up, I scribble something on the paper - and hope I can read my own writing later.(less)
Average rating: 4.08 · 111 ratings · 49 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cross and the Dragon

4.08 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar

4.23 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Queen of the Darkest Hour

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Betrothed to the Red Dragon

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Cats in the Days of King Arthur

In 5th-century Britain, cats helped humans survive winter,
but the way people regarded them depended on their religious beliefs.





Romans introduced housecats to Britain in the 1st century.
The island already had native feline species: the lynx (now extinct) and the
Scottish wildcat (now endangered). But these animals had no interest in
humans—today a Scottish wildcat remained wild, even if it’s rais...

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Lady of the Seven Suns by Tinney Sue Heath
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In Tinney Heath’s “Lady of the Seven Suns,” we meet Giacoma, a13th century noblewoman who wrestles with a question that plagues believers today: how does a Christian stay faithful to God while living in a world that prizes fame and wealth?

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Unshelled by M. J. Neary
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If you enjoy fairy tales yet also want a strong heroine valued for something besides her beauty and virtue, this tale set is for you. Our heroine, Marie Clara, is scarred by small pox but not disfigured. Told her organs are so damaged from the diseas ...more
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Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë by D.M. Denton
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In “Without the Veil Between, Anne Brontë: A Fine and Subtle Spirit,” author DM Denton provides readers with an intimate portrait of the three Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily, and of course, Anne. Without husbands, the trio must make their way in th ...more
The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar by Kim Rendfeld
"This summer I found myself in Ingelheim, Germany, site of one of Charlemagne's palaces. And in looking for books about Charlemagne, I was lucky to stumble upon Kim Rendfeld's The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar.

It would seem that Rendfeld has a unique ar..." Read more of this review »
Queen of the Darkest Hour by Kim Rendfeld
"I love that the author doesn't write about the usual royalty--Britain, etc. I learned so much about a region and an era unfamiliar to me but made real by Rendfeld's story. Her protagonist marries into a royal family and is instantly faced with man..." Read more of this review »
Queen of the Darkest Hour by Kim Rendfeld
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I often read historical romance but historical fiction is also a favorite genre of mine. Having stories created around historical people with historical details incorporated makes for educational as well as entertaining reading. I'd read Ms. Rendf..." Read more of this review »
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Queen of the Darkest Hour by Kim Rendfeld
Queen of the Darkest Hour
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Of course, an author rates her own book five stars. So rather than a review, think of this as a note from the author about why you will enjoy “Queen of the Darkest Hour.”

My heroine, Queen Fastrada, must stop a conspiracy before it destroys everyone a
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Betrothed to the Red Dragon by Kim Rendfeld
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What author wouldn't give her own work a five-star review? Here is why I think you will enjoy this short story.

A legend about Arthur and Guinevere--or Artorius and Gwenhwyfar--inspired me to write "Betrothed to the Red Dragon." In this version, Gwenh
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The Driver's Wife by S.K. Keogh
The Driver's Wife
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“The Driver’s Wife” is a tale about power of love and its ability to transform and redeem people. The unlikely hero is Ketch, a man with a violent past—everyone knows about it and shuns him. The heroine is Isabelle, a slave so traumatized by the rape ...more
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