Biblical Fiction: Between the Wild Branches

About the Book

Title: Between the Wild Branches 

Series: The Covenant House, Book 2 

Author: Connilyn Cossette 

Genre: Biblical Fiction 

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 

Release Date: July 6, 2021 

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Publisher's Book Description

“Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the help of his ruthless cousin. But just as he is set to claim the biggest prize of all, the daughter of the king, his past collides with his present in the form of Shoshana. 


After a heartbreaking end to her secret friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought to never see the boy with the dual-colored eyes and the troubled soul again. But when she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved  

in Ashdod, she is surprised to find that the brutal fighter known as Demon-Eyes is Lukio himself.  


With explosive secrets and unbreakable vows standing between them, finding a way to freedom for both may cost them everything.”

My Review

Between the Wild Branches, by Connilyn Cossette, is the second of two novels in the Covenant House series. Within every sentence and paragraph, Ms. Cossette uses threads of courage, love, redemption, and faith to weave an unforgettable story that is profoundly captivating and meaningful. With a writing style that is thoroughly descriptive and wholly immersive, Ms. Cossette brings a vivid and fresh perspective to ancient settings and cultures.  

Page after page, this novel offers a richly detailed reading experience, strengthened by characters and themes that are truly memorable and utterly moving. With beautifully written prose, this book beckons the reader to walk with the characters in the corridors of the palace, to listen to the cheers of excited crowds, to touch seashells that glisten with purpose, and to venture back into a world of long ago where power, family, tradition, faith, love, and intrigue wield tremendous influence. 

Throughout this novel, there are unexpected challenges and surprising situations that force the characters to question their assumptions, their motivations, their goals, and their loyalties. Though they face heartache, loss, and very real dangers, they show determination, perseverance, and true courage. As they struggle with unimaginable choices, they discover new paths of hope, healing, and restoration that impact all that they hold dear. 

Between the Wild Branches is a remarkable novel that shines with its authentic respect for both history and the Bible. Powerful and touching, it is a book that thoughtfully uses story to affirm God’s gracious and merciful love for all people. Well-written and thought-provoking, it is a stunning novel that is certainly worthy of attention and praise. I recommend it wholeheartedly.  

*I was given a copy of this book from the publisher/author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Author: Connilyn Cossette

“Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is 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 to discover 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 their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home.” --Biography from Connilyn Cossette’s author page on

Click here to visit Connilyn Cossette's website. 


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