Author Connilyn Cossette has sprung to the top of my favorite author list over the past five years. Every book she puts out swiftly becomes my new favorite. Her latest release, Like Flames in the Night, is no exception. It is stellar! I’ve actually already read it twice! I’m very excited to share it with you today and hope you will get a chance to read it or another of her books very soon.
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About the Book
Title: Like Flames in the Night
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Series: Cities of Refuge, Book 4
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
Print Length: 380 pages
Summary from the publisher: Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander’s kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies in grave danger.
Fresh off the battlefield, Liyam returns home to discover his beloved daughter is dead. After his vow to hunt down her killer leads to months of fruitless pursuit, his last hope is in a family connection that comes with strings attached. Strings that force him to pose as a mercenary and rescue an infuriating woman who refuses to leave her mission uncompleted.
When an opportunity to pave a path to a Hebrew victory arises, can Tirzah convince Liyam to fight alongside her in the refuge city of her birth? Or will Liyam’s thirst for vengeance outweigh his duty to his people, his God, and the woman he’s come to love?
I absolutely loved this strong and powerful conclusion to the Cities of Refuge series! After watching Tirzah grow in the past couple books, it was so fun to have her be the protagonist of this one. I love who she grew to be, her stubbornness and determination, and her love of her people. The new characters brought into this story are compelling, especially Liyam and his family, but it was Odeleya who really stole my heart. I found the themes of forgiveness and redemption to be very moving and challenging.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.
My Favorite Quotes
“I embraced the pain and named it victory.”
“Who knows, if Mosheh would have sent in ten women to spy in Canaan instead, we might have spent forty years less in the wilderness.”
“We have hidden too long in our homes, cowering, keeping His words locked in our hearts instead of on our tongues.”
“Who was I to speak to the mind of the Eternal One? Or to turn my face away from the gifts He’d given me? Perhaps even the trials I had endured were gifts in a way, making me stronger, wiser, more prepared to accomplish His purposes.”
“Just as I had been given comfort and compassion when I came through those gates, heartbroken and remorseful, I would be the first to stretch out my arms to anyone that lifted their desperate eyes to my window and found hope in the light.”
About the Author
Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible to discover gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home. Connect with her at ConnilynCossette.com.