Wings of the Wind — Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette is the third book in her historical Christian fiction series, Out of Egypt. For me, this is her best book, yet. The details Connilyn weaves of the Hebrews finally crossing into the Promised Land and the defeat of Jericho are vivid and come to life. Throughout each of Connilyn’s three books, one of the things I’ve appreciated most is the way she creates her stories with facts straight out of the Bible.

Alanah, a Canaanite thinking she has nothing to lose, dresses as a male and heads to the battlefield to fight against the Hebrews. Surviving was not what she expected. Agreeing to submit to the Hebrew’s law that required she marry the Hebrew, Tobiah, who found her gravely wounded after the battle was another thing Alanah didn’t expect. Discovering the sovereignty and love of the Hebrew’s Yahweh was altogether unexpected.

When actions from Alanah’s past come to light, she finds herself in a dangerous situation, fighting for survival far away from the husband she has grown to love.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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I wish you well.

Sandy

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Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

Shadow of the Storm Book Review

Shadow of the Stormby 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.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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I wish you well.

Sandy

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Counted With The Stars – Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Counted With The Stars, by Connilyn Cossette, is a Biblical Fiction retelling of the Hebrews’ exodus from Egypt. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the familiar Exodus story from this new perspective of an Egyptian teenager who was recently sold into slavery to pay off her father’s debts. Connilyn’s description of the plagues and desert wanderings added a new dimension to the familiar event.

As Kiya’s mistress does her best to make Kiya’s life miserable, she befriends a Hebrew slave and begins to learn about the Hebrew God.

When the last terrifying plague strikes Egypt defying all the gods Kiya trusted, her master releases Kiya, tells her to quickly gather her mother and older brother, and hurry to the home of her Hebrew friend to be saved.

For the sake of her brother and mother Kiya flees her beloved Egypt with the Hebrews, but wonders how she can depend on their God, Yahweh, after he killed her people?

In a wilderness so far from home where not everyone is as they seem, will Kiya know who to trust?

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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I wish you well.

Sandy

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