Wings of the Wind
Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting and survival. When her family is killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving.
Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, is shocked to find an unconscious, wounded woman among the Canaanite casualties. Compelled to bring her to a Hebrew healer back at their camp, he is soon confronted with a truth he can’t ignore: the only way to protect this enemy is to marry her.
Unused to being weak and vulnerable, Alanah submits to the marriage–for now. As she comes to know and respect Tobiah and his people, however, she begins to second-guess her plans of escape. But when her past has painfully unanticipated consequences, the tentative peace she’s found with Tobiah, the Hebrews, and Yahweh is shaken to the core. Can Alanah’s fierce heart and strength withstand the ensuing threats to her life and all she’s come to love?
Connilyn Cossette is the author of the Out from Egypt Series with Bethany House Publishers. When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kiddos (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn is scribbling notes on scraps of paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure out-of-print history books. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in Texas where she loves the people but misses mountains, tall trees and barefoot-soft green grass. There is not much she likes better than digging into the rich, ancient world of the Bible, discovering new gems of grace that point to Jesus, and weaving them into fiction. Connect with her at ConnilynCossette.com
Book Review by Bree Herron
To read a book by Connilyn Cossette is to travel back in time. To a time of struggles, fresh faith and pure inspiration. This is a book that has left me with wordless feelings, and yet I am beyond full.
This book gave me chills, Alanah was an epic character. Her story is such a powerful message, I was drawn to her instantly. Her willingness to be brave, yet she has this beauty that attracts the reader to her more. I felt like it held a suspense and question throughout the story that, if the reader wasn’t hooked by the first line, they were hooked by this feeling. A female that is a warrior in heart and mind, possibly meets her match in this story. Yet, Tobiah (swooning at the name) is one that makes her second guess, stand alert and melt all in the same moments. I adore this male character.
Every time I read a book by Cossette, I know that she has done superior research and crafty with the history. This was certainly shining in this book. I felt the battle fields, and the cities. The people were alive on the pages standing above their names, acting out their stories. I adore this author more and more, and pray for more to come.
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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