About the Book
Author: Linda K Rodante
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2020
If a violent gang re-organizes, an undercover cop could lose everything…including the woman he loves.
After a gang war three years earlier, the undercover cop known as Patriot was forced to move and take a new identity. When the gang re-organizes and threatens a friend, Patriot, now a firefighter, races home to help him.
Chloe Swearingen confines herself to the fast pace of the ER and away from interpersonal relationships—for a reason she keeps to herself. But when she helps save a gangster’s life, she’s thrown into a cauldron of relationships from which she can’t escape—and one from which she doesn’t want to…
Then a series of fires target people they love, and Chloe and Patriot will need the Lord’s wisdom to stay alive.
Click here to get your copy!
This book is an adrenaline rush from beginning to end. I felt my heart beat faster the more I got into the story. The author does a good job of presenting characters that are faith filled and determined to stand against the enemy. I remember reading this one time when I was having a hard time, “If you have done all you can do, then stand.”
I liked reading how a church opened their hearts up and invited a group that was lost, unloved, dangerous and in need of spiritual warfare . We as the body of Christ are to reach out to everyone including the ones that have turned their back on God. I love how the church has a ministry that reaches out to ex gang members. You can see the change in those were are willing to surrender to God and change their lives. The presence of prayers warriors in the story brings power that will fight against the enemy who tries to deceive people.
The story deals with white supremacy, gangs and spiritual warfare. The character that stood out the most to me was Miss Eleanor. This woman has been on her knees crying out to God everyday for people and her compassion is undeniable. To me she is the heartbeat of the story as she intercedes for others.
There is no lack of danger in the story as an undercover cop exposes the ugliness of a gang and takes them on in a battle that draws a line in the sand. The author does an excellent job of exposing the enemy in this story and uses characters to fight a spiritual war that will leave you breathless. I love when an author takes a story and exposes the ugliness of sin. Will truth and wisdom prevail or will the enemy consume those who are weak and without faith?
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
About the Author
Linda K. Rodante is a Florida transplant now living in Tennessee. She’s married with two sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and six grandchildren. 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’s a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and a past finalist of ACFW’s Genesis contest.
Linda writes Christian romantic suspense novels. Her books wrap sweet romance in real-life issues women face today then adds an edge of mystery and suspense. Her desire is to entertain and encourage others in their walk with God.
Linda’s two series, The Dangerous Series and The Spiritual Warfare Series, are each unique. Both are fun read in order, but every book is also a stand-alone.
More from Linda
FIRE, A Christian Romantic Suspense novel, is the third book in the Spiritual Warfare Series. While it’s also a stand-alone, it’s enhanced if you’ve read the others first. The inspiration for FIRE came while listening to “There’s Another in the Fire” by Hillsong UNITED. I love the words to that song. It says so much about who Jesus is and that he never leaves us.
Most Christians know the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, how King Nebuchadnezzar had them thrown into a fiery furnace because they wouldn’t worship him (Daniel 3.19-25). We know that Jesus was the fourth man in the fire, that he kept them from being burned or even smelling like smoke. But the Bible refers to fire in many ways—God is a consuming fire, the Holy Spirit is represented by fire, his ministers are called flames of fire, his Word is like a fire, and Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire. So much representation there.
The first book in the Spiritual Warfare Series, Warrior, introduced us to an ex-gang member, a gang leader, and a kickboxer who wanted more from God than she’d been experiencing, not realizing the depth of what she’d asked, and the danger she’d find herself in. In the second book, ROAR, her church persists in ministering to gangs even amid threats and kidnappings. Then three members are caught in the middle of a gang war, and it will take a miracle to get them out. FIRE takes place three years later when things have settled down. Ex-gang members are finding Jesus and learning new life skills, but then someone sets fire to the church and one of the ex-gang members is arrested for murder. When you’re doing everything right, and Satan attacks, where is God?
FIRE brings back familiar characters and introduces new ones who fall in love, and who learn about prayer, and perseverance, and God’s faithfulness in the middle of the battle.
Romance, intrigue and the power of prayer are woven together to create a story of action and faith.
Inklings and notions, September 2
Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 3
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 4
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 5
Texas Book-aholic, September 6
Through the fire blogs, September 7
lakesidelivingsite, September 7
For Him and My Family, September 8
Robin’s Nest, September 8
Artistic Nobody, September 9 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 10
deb’s Book Review, September 10
Sara Jane Jacobs, September 11
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 12
Simple Harvest Reads, September 13 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Blogging With Carol, September 14
Pause for Tales, September 15
To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize package of the winner’s choice of format for the previous two books in series, Warrior and Roar, and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.