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Oh how I love Connilyn's books. How I love being transported in to the Old Testament times. Her books enthrall, I cannot put them down, they never just meander along, they are full of excitement, keeping you intrigued and wanting to keep on reading. You fall in love with the characters and although this book is totally stand alone, as are all Connilyn's books you can't wait to read the next one as she brings back in to them characters you have grown to love.
If you love Biblical fiction and you haven’t discovered Connilyn Cossette, you’re missing out big time! Having thoroughly wowed me with her Out of Egypt series, she’s taken things one step further with this new series with a story that feels like a whole new genre: Biblical romantic suspense! Not only has she breathed life into a little known aspect of Ancient Israel’s society, but she’s told a captivating romantic suspense story at the same time, as Moriyah travels on foot across a partially conquered Canaan, trying to outpace and avoid the avenger of blood as she makes her way to a city of refuge.
The instruction to set up cities of refuge—cities where a person who has accidentally killed someone may seek refuge from the avenger of blood—is given in Numbers 35, but beyond knowing they existed, I hadn’t really given them much thought. Until now. Through this story, I discovered what a beautiful foreshadowing they are of the refuge we find in Christ. They also highlight the way in which God’s mercy and justice are in constant tension in this life.
As for the characters themselves, we met Moriyah in Wings of the Wind, and although you don’t need to read that story prior to this one, you will know the full story behind the mark that brands her face if you have read it. I loved the integrity of the hero in this story and his capacity to love Moriyah, and I absolutely adored the romantic tension between him and Moriyah throughout the story. If that sounds vague, it’s for a reason—I loved the surprises in the way the story unfolded, particularly in the beginning, which sets up the romantic tension between Moriyah and the hero.
If you enjoy Biblical fiction, historical fiction, romantic suspense, or even just a great story, make sure you acquaint yourself with Connilyn Cossette’s books!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Loved this book! As with other books by this author, the plot grips you from the first page and you just have to keep turning those pages!!! Wonderful storyline with great insights to what it must have been like in those days - brings the Bible to life!