I’m so excited! Connilyn Cossette has another book coming out in May in her Out of Egypt series, and I already got my greedy little hands on it! 🙂 It’s called Wings of the Wind, and let me just tell you, it is so, so good!
I had the privilege of attending the launch party for Wings of the Wind this past weekend since Mrs. Cossette lives a couple towns over from our new house! It was so much fun to see her in person and get to buy the book before it releases! I especially enjoyed the Q&A!
She was especially sweet to my kids! We were all fascinated as she told us about the tea she drank as she wrote her first book! We are excited to try it!
Mrs. Cossette is such a sweet person! I have no doubt attending her book launch will be a highlight of my 2017!
And now, on to the new book, Wings of the Wind! This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
One quick warning: I’ve included the summary from the publisher below, but I personally think it gives too much of the story away. So if you care about that kind of thing, I’d skip it and just read my review which won’t give anything away!
Isn’t that cover stunning??!!
About the Book, Wings of the Wind
Title: Wings of the Wind
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Series: Out from Egypt, Book 3
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House
Print Length: 352 pages
Summary from the publisher: 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?
I find myself a little bit speechless at how much I loved this book. It is superbly written, with complex, flawed but absolutely relatable characters. The plot is intricately designed, remaining completely true to what is revealed in Scripture while flawlessly weaving in fictional events and conversations. While I loved Alanah and Tobiah’s story, what I loved most about this book was how it brought out again and again the love and protective care Yahweh showed in the Torah or laws He gave to govern His people. This book, like the previous ones in this series, showed me what a gift Torah is!
I do have two “complaints” about this book. One is the emotional angst it caused me to be reading an un-put-downable-story that kept making me want to go and read my Bible! 🙂 I wanted to check out every detail and law mentioned because the beautiful perspective on them was so profound, I wanted to note it. But I didn’t want to stop reading!!! Ah, the turmoil!
And secondly, it ended. Not only the book ended, but the series ended. I wanted to cry!
I was so excited to find out at the book launch that Mrs. Cossette is already well into a spin-off series about the Biblical cities of refuge! I can hardly wait to read them! Mrs. Cossette has such a gift, and her books have increased my love and awe for Scripture in ways I may never be able to articulate.
I highly recommend that you read this book as well as the ones before it. I loved them so much and recommend them without hesitation or qualification! Even if you do not currently believe in God, I think you will enjoy the fresh perspective this author brings to a brutal time in ancient history, and I feel certain you will find the story engaging!