A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette
Series: Out from Egypt #3
Published by Bethany House Publishers on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical
Source: Bethany House Bloggers
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?
Wings of the Wind is the final book in the Out from Egypt trilogy by Connilyn Cossette. This trilogy was absolutely fantastic. Connilyn Cossette has managed to secure her place as one of my favorite authors. Her stories are raw and gritty—perhaps jarring for some. She’s unafraid to tackle hard topics—slavery, sexual assault, physical abuse, prostitution. Yet, she does it in a way that brings the characters—and the readers—closer to God.
The goodness and mercy of God and His saving grace leaps from the pages. In Him, we find comfort. I appreciate that this book shows that bad things can happen to good people. Bad things happen to innocent people—children even. We can’t understand His ways or know why He allows things to happen but we can know that He is with us.
This series of books would be more suitable for an older reader due to the grim details of sexual assault in particular. Some Christians may feel wary about having this content in a Christian book at all. However, the author handles these topics from an appropriate Christian approach. The overall theme of this series is healing and survival. All of which is centered around the healing grace of God.
“Someone once told me that Yahweh would make himself known to me, if I searched.
And he did. Perhaps he will make himself known to you.”
― Connilyn Cossette,
I’m giving this book a 4-star (or in my case, coffee cups) rating solely for the fact that I would have liked to have known what happened with characters from book two. There’s no mention of Jumo or Dvorah and I’m curious about what happened to them. Did they survive? Did they die in the Wilderness? Did Dvorah find redemption? Did Jumo find love? I wanted to know.
As a whole, I’d give this series a 5-star rating. The author weaves a beautiful tale of redemption and healing. Her heart for others is evident in the themes she chooses to explore.
I look forward to the continuation into the promised land with the next book series entitled Cities of Refuge. A Light on the Hill has an expected publication date of February 6th, 2018 by Bethany House Publishers.