Biblical Fiction Review: Wings of the Wind


Publisher's Description:

"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?"

My Review:

Wings 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, don’t 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.

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*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.



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