Title: Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge #4)
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Publishing Date: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
Length: 384 Pages
About the Book:
Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander’s kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies in grave danger.
Fresh off the battlefield, Liyam returns home to discover his beloved daughter is dead. After his vow to hunt down her killer leads to months of fruitless pursuit, his last hope is in a family connection that comes with strings attached. Strings that force him to pose as a mercenary and rescue an infuriating woman who refuses to leave her mission uncompleted.
When an opportunity to pave a path to a Hebrew victory arises, can Tirzah convince Liyam to fight alongside her in the refuge city of her birth? Or will Liyam’s thirst for vengeance outweigh his duty to his people, his God, and the woman he’s come to love?
After closing the back cover of this book I have to say that I am sad to say that it has come time to say goodbye to this wonderful series. I was introduced to Connilyn Cossette’s writing with A Light on a Hill, which was the first book in this series. I knew from that first read that she was an author I would be following closely for more. I’ve enjoyed being transported back into Biblical times for each installment of this family saga. Admittedly there were parts in this one that seemed to drag for me and I felt less intensity for the action than I did in the other ones previous, but I still enjoyed the story and liked that the author decided to highlight a character who was the blood avenger instead of the flip side. It was interesting to see the youngest child of the original characters pleading for mercy for a perfect stranger simply because of her family’s history. How this was all fleshed out worked well to round out the series with a powerful conclusion. Overall I enjoyed this series and look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next.
*I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.