Between the Wild Branches (The Covenant House #2)

Posted September 11, 2021 by thebeccafiles in Book Review / 2 Comments

Between the Wild Branches (The Covenant House #2)Between the Wild Branches (The Covenant House Book #2) by Connilyn Cossette
Series: The Covenant House #2
Published by Bethany House on July 6, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Biblical, Fiction / Christian / Historical, Fiction / Christian / Romance / Historical
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Rating: five-stars
Source: Bethany House Publishers

I received this book for free through Bethany House Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.

Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the help of his ruthless cousin. But just as he is set to claim the biggest prize of all, the daughter of the king, his past collides with his present in the form of Shoshana.

After a heartbreaking end to her secret friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought to never see the boy with the dual-colored eyes and the troubled soul again. But when she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved
in Ashdod, she is surprised to find that the brutal fighter known as Demon-Eyes is Lukio himself.

With explosive secrets and unbreakable vows standing between them, finding a way to freedom for both may cost them everything.

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My Review:

Forgive me while I take a moment to peel myself off the floor and put myself back together over the heartbreak that this series is over and I’m not nearly ready to let these characters go! …

Connilyn Cossette instantly became a must-read author for me when I was introduced to her writing through her last series, but goodness gracious did this one grip my heart and soul and leave me a willing prisoner trapped in the pages until the very end! Risi/Eliora and Lukio/Natan are truly unforgettable characters and all of the heartache and hurdles that had been thrown at them during their young lives made them a pair of the easiest siblings to cling to and desperately hope for their ultimate happiness. The danger, the fear, the love, the heartbreak, the triumphs, the failures, and so much more. This story (and the series) had my full attention. Amazing. I didn’t just read it–I experienced it.

This is a series that truly needs to be read as a series. I wouldn’t recommend reading this one out of order. There is too much backstory that’s relevant and vital to understanding Lukio’s past and character development. But don’t worry, both stories are ABSOLUTELY worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

I could say so much more, but I honestly I’m still in the book fog and I think everyone just needs to read it themselves. Just know that I honestly don’t think I could recommend it enough. I have no doubt in my mind this is one that I’ll be reading again in the future too. I can’t wait to see what Connilyn Cossette comes up with next!

*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.


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