Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette


Can vengeance give way to forgiveness when one woman's destiny becomes entangled with the very enemies she sought to destroy?

Motherless and raised alongside her brothers, Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting. When her father and brothers are 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, has spent his share of time on the battlefield and is shocked to find an unconscious woman among the casualties. Compelled to bring her to a healer back at the Hebrew camp, he's unprepared for the consequences of what he intended as an act of compassion.

In order to survive, Alanah must unite with her enemy. But will a terrible revelation drive her toward an even greater danger?

My Thoughts:

Wings of the Wind was another WOW book for me. The romance, danger, spiritual truths sprinkled throughout just got to me. This story grabbed me from page one and through all the twists and turns it took, kept me riveted till the very last page.

Alanah is a Canaanite who has been brought into the Hebrew nation and has been saved from the destruction of her people. She has no family and the man who finds her, Tobiah, will now be her family. As she begins to assimilate into the Israelite’s culture she sees the startling difference between the rules of their God versus the rules and cruelty of her people’s gods. I also really enjoyed seeing everything the Israelites were privileged too, like manna every morning and fresh water, through the fresh eyes of a Canaanite whose eyes are being opened by the kindness of their God. Not only that but there was a startling reminder of how we can take those precious gifts that we have grown accustomed to and become callous about them.  What a lesson that was for me.

This story takes place around key stories of the Old Testament: battles became more vivid, the plague of snakes and the copper snake on the pole was told brilliantly, all the way up to and after the fall of the walls of Jericho.

Author Cossette has proven again she knows her history and this story is her best yet. She has also moved up to my favorite author for Biblical fiction. This was such a beautiful tale full of layers of faithfulness and love, not only between husband and wife, but of a caring Father toward his children. This is a well-crafted story.

I received a copy of this book for free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own. If you have not read any Biblical fiction before, you really ought to give this series, Out From Egypt a chance.

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