Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette (Book Two: Out From Egypt)

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD,
“My refuge and my fortress, my God,
in whom I trust...
He will cover you with his pinions, 
and under his wings you will find refuge..."
Psalm 91:1-2,4

Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God.
When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira's gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart's calling to become an apprentice midwife.

When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira's people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she's denied herself and embrace who she truly is?

My Review
I was blessed again to be able to be an advanced reader for book two of the beautiful, “Out From Egypt” series by Connilyn Cossette

I could NOT put this book down! And I’m truly sad to have it end.

I highly recommend this tale but be sure to read book one first, for Connilyn brilliantly tied in some great things from it.  Connilyn Cossette has truly put a lot of hard work and heart into this beautiful series. I felt like Shira was a friend and I’m sad to see her story end, I really liked her and she will go down as one of my all-time favorite characters. It was extra special to read this book during the Feast of Tabernacles. This book had a LOT of great twist and turns… one reason I have a hard time writing a more detailed review… I’m afraid of giving away her great story. I’ll be sure to never pass up a book from Connilyn and I hope she writes many more beautiful stories.

As you can see, I LOVED this book and honestly have nothing ill to say about it, besides that I have to wait for book three. :(

I would recommend this beautiful tale to mature readers due to some topics that would not be appropriate for younger readers, so I give it a 15+ rating ( it has a few graphic scenes of sorrow like miscarriages and has a few heavy topics of past hurts such as rape like book one did. That kinda makes it sound like a really bad read, but I promise you it is FAR from it. It is cleanly done… not detailed, just enough to know what happened. It is indeed Christian, just not for kids. It is a really good book for women who have gone through these kind of hurts.)

You can purchase Shadow of the Storm at Amazon

You can learn more about Connilyn and her books at her website