Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wings of the Wind (Out From Egypt #3) By Connilyn Cossette-Book Review

About the book:
"Motherless and raised alongside her brothers, Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting. When her father and brothers are killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving. 
Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, has spent his share of time on the battlefield and is shocked to find an unconscious women among the casualties. Compelled to bring her to a healer back at the camp, he's unprepared for the consequences of what he intended as an act of compassion. In order to survive, Alanah must unite with her enemy. But will a terrible revelation drive her toward an even greater danger?"
Have you ever had one of those books that you force yourself to read slowly? You know, you make yourself put it down to eat, exercise and go to work? Savoring it for as long as you can because you don't know when you'll find another book that holds you captive again?
Well, Wings of the Wind is one of those books for me. Connilyn Cossette does and amazing job with the characters and their developments. 
The third book in the series. Works as a stand alone, though you get small spoilers from previous books (i.e. who marries who).
The romance that blossoms between them isn't the work of Stockholm Syndrome. Alanah, already knowing how wicked her people are, slowly starts seeing the truth; multiple times reminding herself that Tobiah is "the enemy". 
Alanah also has a believable spiritual growth. She doesn't automatically "click" with the idea of "the true God". And as she starts to realize the truth, her "how can he love me/forgive me" comes into play, and then towards the end her relationship explodes with faith (how I believe it would have).
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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