by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Shadow of the Storm, book two in Connilynn Cossette’s Out of Egypt series, continues where Counted With the Stars left off with the mass of people camping at the foot of Mt. Sinai after escaping from slavery in Egypt. If you missed my review of Counted with the Stars, you can read it here.
Shadow of the Storm focuses on Shira’s story, and the conflict she feels between being true to her passion and gift of midwifery, and giving in to her mother’s desire for Shira to follow the family tradition of weavers. After a delivery goes terribly wrong, Shira retreats to her mother’s tent and the trade she does not like, nor is adept at.
When Shira promises to take care of a newborn, she is unaware of what that will cost her emotionally. Forced to face the storms of her past, Shira is told, “We have to endure the storms, dear one, so we know how deep our roots go. So we can appreciate the depths of our strength and the freshness of the gentle breezes afterward.”
Something I believe applies to each of us, as well.
While I enjoyed this book, I enjoyed Counted With the Stars more. I’m looking forward to seeing what Connilyn Cossette has in store for her next book in the Out From Egypt series.
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Bethany House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
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