The book I’m featuring this week is:
I’d been here before. Seated on this same three-legged stool with the same two girls plaiting the black locks around my head, their hands fragrant with sweet sweet almond oil as they entwined tiny white flowers into the braids.”
I have been inpatiently waiting for this book ever since I closed the cover of Shelter of the Most High (Click title for my review), the second book in this series. It officially releases next week on July 2. Blessed to have an early copy, I’m actually about to dig into it as soon as I finish creating this post. Connilyn Cossette is amazing at writing Biblical fiction, so I know I’m in for a real treat. Also, isn’t that cover art GORGEOUS?? I’m not sure exactly which day yet, but I’ll be sharing my full review next week sometime so you’ll have to stop back to check it out 🙂
About the Book:
Recently widowed, Rivkah refuses to submit to the Torah law compelling her to marry her husband’s brother and instead flees Kedesh, hoping to use her talents as a scribe to support herself. Without the protections of her father, Kedesh’s head priest, and the safety of the city of refuge, Rivkah soon discovers that the cost of recklessness is her own freedom.
Malakhi has secretly loved Rivkah for years, but he never imagined his older brother’s death would mean wedding her himself. After her disappearance, he throws himself into the ongoing fight against the Canaanites instead of dwelling on all he has lost. But with impending war looming over Israel, Rivkah’s father comes to Malakhi with an impossible request.
As the enemies that Rivkah and Malakhi face from without and within Israel grow more threatening each day, is it too late for the restoration their wounded souls seek?
About the Author:
Connilyn Cossette is the CBA-Bestselling, Christy Nominated author of the Out from Egypt Series and the Cities of Refuge Series from Bethany House Publishers. When she’s not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible. She delights in discovering new gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in the last twenty-plus years, they currently call North Carolina home.
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