Book Review: Wings of the Wind

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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?

My Review:

This is the third installment of Connilyn Cossette’s Out From Egypt series.  I was amazed reading the unique way she captures the Old Testament and brings it to life.

She has vivid characters, that though they are from a different place, time, and culture, they are relatable. After reading, I feel like I have had an immersive experience in living during that time period.

The plot twists keep the pages turning. Alanah’s spiritual transformation is beautiful and authentically done. I loved the way the author intersected biblical accounts and the lives of her characters

As always I am amazed at the author’s ability to bring me to the Old Testament and give me fresh eyes to understand Gods commands during that time period. She brings to focus how the Israelite treatment of women and respect for life was so countercultural from the rest of the world.

Beautiful writing and story crafting that gives glory to God.

The publisher provided me with a copy of Wings of the Wind. All opinions are my own.

Get to know the author:

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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 www.ConnilynCossette.com.


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