Kathleen M. Rodgers




“A nuanced portrayal of military connectedness…. Rodgers writes convincingly of relationships, foibles and struggles. Johnnie’s worry over her son is particularly tangible, informed by Rodgers’ experiences as the mother of a deployed soldier…. In 
Seven Wings to Glory, the author has created a satisfying story, one that reveals the variety of military family experiences.” 


—Terri Barnes for Stars and Stripes



“Johnnie Kitchen is the kind of character all fiction writers dream of creating. Kathleen Rodgers is a master at writing women’s fiction and proves it in her new novel, Seven Wings To Glory. A rich, timely story of love and strength.”

—Ann Hite, award-winning author of Sleeping Above Chaos, fourth novel in the Black Mountain series

Seven Wings to Glory

 “I was so happy to be reunited with the ‘Lois Lane of Portion, Texas,’ again—Johnnie Kitchen—in Seven Wings to Glory. Kathleen M. Rodgers writes so sensitively about Johnnie and her family that I find myself growing truly devoted to them, eager to share in their joys, their laughs, fears, their very real losses. Johnnie and Dale’s worry over their son Cade’s combat deployment is realistically and carefully wrought, and her distress over a sudden resurgence of racism in her hometown brought out my fighting spirit right alongside hers. Of course, because this is Johnnie Kitchen, the story unfolds with equal parts grit, humor, and generosity, with unforgettable characters to meet along the way. I adore the flawed, imperfect, deeply loving, and tough-as-nails Kitchen family: I would read a hundred books about them, and I will read anything Kathleen M. Rodgers writes.”

—Andria Williams, author of The Longest Night and founder of Military Spouse Book Review

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Seven Wings to Glory is “full of elements that draw the reader in. [….] You will like the conscientious Johnnie and her friends and family so much that when you close the book, you might even seek out the first novel in the series, just so you don’t have to say goodbye.”

—Lisa Shirah-Hiers for Story Circle Book Reviews

Seven Wings to Glory “masterfully weaves the story of the Kitchen family, capturing a vivid snapshot of the American South.”

 --"On the Shelves" library feature, Eastern New Mexico News