Scars Review and Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for SCARS by Linda K. Rodante, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! This book is different from your typical romantic suspense. It really makes you think about Spiritual Warfare (hence the series title). And just a quick note – I hadn’t read the other books in the series, but didn’t feel out of place or like I was missing anything, so I think you’re okay if you read this as a standalone!


Title: SCARS

Series: Spiritual Warfare #4

Author: Linda K. Rodante

Publisher: independently published

Release Date: September 2022

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense

He tried to leave the past behind, but it won’t leave him…

Ex-gang member Garrett Lovett is a new creature in Christ. At least, he’s trying to be. He’s got a wholesome routine, a place on the IronWorks football team, and a pretty woman he wants to know better. But when the old gang resurfaces with the ultimatum to re-up or face consequences, Garrett has tough decisions to make. These guys know how to get to him—his addictions, his fears. When things get life-threatening, Garrett must decide if this God he’s heard about is real or not.

And if so, can he rescue Garrett and those he loves before it’s too late?

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I found this to be a story that will really have you thinking about all the spiritual warfare that is happening in our world today. Good versus bad. The way the world sees Christians. And perhaps even moreso, how we Christians can sometimes see ourselves (more like a hypocrite and holier-than-thou way). I found myself pausing every now and then and reflecting on how I would reacted, especially to the words that were graffitied at church. Rodante sends a powerful message in this book.

For some reason though, I could not connect with the characters. I don’t know if it was because there were quite a few, or lots going on, or even more dialogue then I think I’m used to. There were moments where you could see what the characters were thinking, but it wasn’t as in depth as I think I would have liked it to be. This is really just my own preference as I think it would have added even more to the depth of the message.

That aside, I did enjoy the book and all that it stands for. I think it is one that Christians across the country should take a look at, and maybe even talk about in a group setting. It’s a great discussion book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Linda K. Rodante is a Florida transplant now living in Tennessee. She loves sweet tea, apple butter and both the mountains and the oceans. Her work with crisis pregnancy centers and anti-trafficking groups gave her a heart for women struggling in today’s society, while still respecting the role God has given men. She writes Christian romantic suspense novels. Her books wrap sweet romance in real-life issues women face today with an edge of mystery and suspense. She desires to entertain and encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Her books can be found on Amazon She’s a past finalist of ACFW’s Genesis contest and a member of Word Weavers International.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of WARRIOR (Spiritual Warfare Series #1) and $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 26, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 2, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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8 responses to “Scars Review and Giveaway!

  1. Eva Millien

    Scars sounds like a fantastic read, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, A Bakers Perspective, for sharing your perspective!

    Have a fabulous weekend!