Friday, June 9, 2017

Wings Of The Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings Of The Wind is the third book in the Out From Egypt trilogy by Connilyn Cossette. For those of you who have read the previous books, you'll meet a few familiar characters and be happily greeted by Connilyn's rich and vivid story-telling. For those of you who have not read the previous book in this series, you can easily jump in and read this as a stand-alone novel. Although, be warned that you may find yourself hunting down the first two books after you read this one - just so you can read more of Connilyn's intriguing sketches of the Hebrews' journey out of Egypt and into the promised land.

Wings Of The Wind starts in 1407 BC with a bloody battle between the Canaanites and the Hebrews. Having lost her only family to the Hebrews in a previous battle, Alanah dresses as a male to join the Canaanite soldiers. Her quest is one of revenge set to end in certain death. However, she finds herself having to make new plans when she is injured and rescued from the blood-stained battlefield by a Hebrew soldier, Tobiah.

Tobiah's only interest in saving Alanah is to spare a woman from the ravages of this war. But he soon realizes that in order to save her, he must sacrifice a deep part of himself by marrying this foreign woman whom he knows nothing about.

Wings Of The Wind is an epic journey of self-sacrifice and self-discovery. Connilyn reminds us just how far we should be willing to go for those we love, and how drastically our lives change once we realize our true identity as children of God and accept that His plans for us are far greater than we will ever know.

I strongly recommend this novel to anyone seeking a fresh reminder of how God's plan is constantly working in the background of our own lives, and why we must be prepared to listen to His voice - no matter how strange His instructions may seem at the moment. 5/5 stars.

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary print copy of this book from Bethany House for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*

About The Author (copied from back cover):
When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. There is nothing she likes better than digging into the rich, ancient world of the Bible and uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives near Dallas, Texas. Connect with her at
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