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Fighting was a the only way Alanah knew how to survive. After the Hebrews killed her family, she disguised herself and went to the battlefield to avenge them. Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior found her wounded and unconscious among the casualties. The only way he could get Alanah help at the Hebrew camp was to marry her. She agreed to the marriage but planned to escape. The more she got to know Tobiah and his people, Alanah’s respect for them grew. That all changed when they found out about her past.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Out From Egypt
Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting and survival. When her family is 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, is shocked to find an unconscious, wounded woman among the Canaanite casualties. Compelled to bring her to a Hebrew healer back at their camp, he is soon confronted with a truth he can't ignore: the only way to protect this enemy is to marry her.
Unused to being weak and vulnerable, Alanah submits to the marriage--for now. As she comes to know and respect Tobiah and his people, however, she begins to second-guess her plans of escape. But when her past has painfully unanticipated consequences, the tentative peace she's found with Tobiah, the Hebrews, and Yahweh is shaken to the core. Can Alanah's fierce heart and strength withstand the ensuing threats to her life and all she's come to love?
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Epic Biblical FictionSeptember 21, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This author has an amazing gift for bringing biblical stories to life. Yes, she uses some poetic license to fill in the blanks, but she still stays true to scripture. I can't imagine the amounts of research she had to do in order to present this time period -- the customs and culture and Mosaic Law -- in such vivid detail It's quite breathtaking!
As is the romance. Seriously -- who would think to center a love story around the end of the forty year trek through the wilderness? One of the most blood-thirsty and violent times in Old Testament history. And yet, Alanah and Tobiah's relationship blossoms with such sweet tenderness despite the chaos around them.
I love Alanah's conversion story. Her life changes when she opens her heart to the Voice of Yahweh. All the neglect and abuse washes away as she finally accepts that she is cherished. Both by God and Tobiah. But don't expect a happily ever after to come easily! The plot takes an unexpected twist and I am amazed at the way Cossette weaves Alanah's story into scripture. Intense page-turning stuff worthy of many gasp-out-loud moments! A stunning reimagining of a pivotal time in biblical history.
CaroljoFarmington, MOAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Hebrew Warrior and a Canaanite MaidenAugust 23, 2017CaroljoFarmington, MOAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wings of the Wind is exciting with lots of action! This is the third book in the Wings of the Wind series and I had not read the first two books but it was fine as a stand alone! Alanah, the leading female, is a Canaanite maiden who disguises herself and goes to battle to avenge her father and brothers' deaths but also hoping to be killed rather than having to become a prostitute to support herself. Tobiah is a Hebrew warrior who finds the wounded female on the battlefield and brings her to a healer. Alanah is used to working hard in the fields to grow food ad is amazed at the delicious manna that appears each morning. Connilyn Cossette gives you a picture of what life might have been like for the Hebrews as they wandered in the wilderness but also of the wicked Canaanite life and how Rahab might have come to be saved when Jericho fell. The descriptions of some of the atrocities of Canaan are difficult to read but they show how brutal they were. I highly recommend Wings of the Wind to anyone who enjoys Biblical fiction. It will give you a new look at how life really was in that time period. I won my copy of Wings of the Wind in a Goodreads giveaway. This is my honest opinion.
E_Espinoza5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating, Entertaining, and Enjoyable NovelJuly 9, 2017E_EspinozaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Wings of the Wind, by Connilyn Cossette, may be the final novel in the Out from Egypt Series, but even if you have not yet read the first two books, dont let that stop you from enjoying this book immediately, because it performs quite well as a stand-alone story. Simply stated, everything Ms. Cossette writes is phenomenal and undoubtedly worthy of your reading time.
With a remarkable talent for descriptive, first-person narration, Ms. Cossette, takes the vibrant threads of revenge, tradition, adventure, sacrifice, peril, courage, love, and redemption then skillfully weaves them into a tapestry of storytelling that demands to be admired, enjoyed, and contemplated. Wings of the Wind is epic in its scope moving effortlessly from ancient battle fields strewn with arrows, to campsites full of life and laughter, and to cities rampant with peril and intrigue. The swiftly moving plot is well-paced, irresistible, and thrilling. The characters are expressive, multi-dimensional, and unforgettable. The settings are artfully detailed bringing a fresh perspective to antiquated lands. From a small, blue-green stone, to swaying, red wildflowers, every descriptive element is essential and significant. Wings of the Wind is a compelling work of Biblical fiction that sparkles with creativity strengthened with thorough research and an obvious respect for both history and the Bible. It is a completely captivating, thoroughly entertaining, and extremely enjoyable novel that I wholeheartedly recommend.
I was given a copy of this book by the author. Whether positive or negative, all opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are entirely my own.
SavannaAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Favorite of the Series!July 4, 2017SavannaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is probably my favorite of the entire Out From Egypt series. While each heroine was unique and inspiring, Alanah's strength and bravery kept me glued to the page. She's a survivor and she's a fighter. Her journey throughout the story builds like a piece of music that sweeps you away. By the end, I was out of breath as she faced incredible danger and lived out her newly-found faith.
Tobiah was equally as gripping and real to me. His story complimented Alanah's and his strengths matched hers. I loved watching the two of them work through their unique circumstances and how their relationship depicted the beauty of God's grace.
I learned some historical details too. The way the author weaves her fiction into Biblical tales we all know is downright fascinating. I couldn't read fast enough when I neared the end and things were happening so fast. This story really brought the Bible story to life!
This book can stand alone easily, but if you've read the previous two in the series you will notice some familiar characters in a few places. It's definitely a series I recommend. It's really made me a fan of Biblical fiction.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required - all opinions are my own.
Melissa LGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Wings of the WindJune 24, 2017Melissa LGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wings of the Wind, book three in the Out of Egypt series by Connilyn Cossette is another amazing story by this author! I have enjoyed everyone her books and each leaves me in a state of awe.
I am a true believer that if you read a story in which the author has you putting yourself in the place of the characters and thinking of their circumstances to gain a true sense of the authors storyline, then you have found an author above the norm. Each of the books in this series has accomplished that.
The writing style that Ms. Cossette uses is beautiful in how she develops her storys and her characters. For instance, the main female character in Wings of the Wind is Alanah, a Canaanite. Alanah has lost everything..her father, brothers, and her home to the war with the Hebrews. When she makes the decision to fight as a man, she does so believing she will not see the next sunrise. But Yahweh has plans for Alanah that she could not have expected. Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, finds Alanah on the battlefield and rescues her. The Hebrew law is clear in the expectation that Tobiah will have to marry Alanah to protect her. As Alanah learns the Hebrew ways she is confused by her own beliefs and those of Tobiah. Ms. Cossette gives a wonderful look in to Alanahs thoughts with this passage:
If I submitted to this marriage, I was turning my back on everything I knew.
Isnt that what God asks us to do when we are reborn? To leave behind our lives of sin to live the life He has planned for us. The character Alanah is shown to be under a great deal of stress and confusion as she begins the path Yehweh has set for her. I think we can all relate to those feelings.
Beyond the use of characters and their circumstances, Ms. Cosstte had me really thinking on the issue of Manna. The Bible tells the story in Exodus, of God providing Manna for his children who wandered the desert for 40 years. I have read that story so many times, yet I dont believe I gave it as much deliberation as I did when reading this story. Ms. Cossette describes the characters daily gathering of Manna, making meals, and strictly following Yehwehs law regarding how much to gather. For some of the characters eating the Manna became a hardship, a mundane habit that they couldnt wait to be done with. They had lost the heavenly quality of the Manna and looked upon it as if it was a chore or an expectation and not the awesome gift it was. Alanah, with a fresh outlook and newly opened eyes looks upon the offering of Yehweh as it was meant to be a gift that had no equal. While reading of Alanahs experiences, I couldnt help but wonder what did Manna truly look and taste like. I posted on Facebook and found my friends remarks interesting. Some felt it was a substance similar to pita bread, others mentioned an earthy quality such as mushrooms and my Pastors wife being the funny woman she is said Chicken.after all everything taste like chicken! I have finally decided for me, I want to have Manna as one of my treasures stored away in Heaven waiting for me. I want to try it so that I can answer my own question of what did Manna look and taste like.
Connilyn Cossette has given us a story that is full of interesting characters, some fictional from her own thoughts and then as with Rahab she weaves a larger picture to bring this Biblical woman into her storyline. The story itself is spellbinding, encouraging, and thoughtful. I have to admit that I am saddened to read that this will be the last in this series, but knowing Ms. Cossette has plans to bring a new story to life is heartening. I cannot stress the how much I enjoy this writers evoking style. As a reader, you can truly read how much Ms. Cossette has put into her story and the scope of dynamics brings so much to characters. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. This is one series I believe is worth having on my shelf!