Wings of the Wind (Out of Egypt #3) by Connilyn Cossette
Published May 2, 2017 by Bethany House Publishers
Genres Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
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?
First I have to say that the cover over this book is absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed this book and I really like Alanah as a character, she was both strong and self controlled. I also really like Tobiah as a character and found myself quite invested in these characters. The author’s writing is beautiful and the story moves along at a fairly steady pace throughout the book. I really like historical fiction and I really enjoyed this story being set in the ancient world. I do have to say that I have not read the previous two books in the series, but found no problem reading this one without the previous two. This book takes place about 40 years after the previous one in the series ended and I made sure that I wouldn’t be confused without reading the first 2 books. This is also the first Biblical retelling that I have read and I have to say I really did enjoy it. This is a story of love, redemption and faith and set in the ancient world really helped it stand out.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me a review copy.