Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette #BiblicalFiction #ChristianFiction #BookReview

Between the Wild Branches (The Covenant House, #2)Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source:  Received to review from Bethany House
Genre: Historical/Biblical Christian Fiction

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 thoughts:  Every once in a while I come across a book that blows me away with the depth and scope of the plot and characters. Between the Wild Branches was that kind of a book for me.

This is the second book in The Covenant House series. I have not read the first, but it didn't impact my understanding of this novel. This book was excellent, so I will be reading the first at a later date.

Lukio and Shoshana have been through some difficult and demoralizing trials. If I were to put myself into Shoshana's shoes, I would have probably given up. Her strength is inspirational. This book is about faith in the face of adversity.

It was refreshing to read a story set during the time of Samuel the Prophet. The conflict between the Hebrew and the Philistine adds tension to the story. The book contains political intrigue, secrets, and rediscovering faith.

By the end of the book, I was anxiously turning the pages. I wanted to know if Lukio and Shoshana could find a happily-ever-after. It was easy to root for them and hope that the King of Ashdod would be defeated. I lost a couple of hours of sleep because I couldn't put it down.

This is a Christian fiction that contains non-graphic violence. I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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About the Author 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. Connect with her at www.ConnilynCossette.com


  1. Amazing book as always. Connilyn is a wonderful author.

    1. This is the first book of hers that I have read. I am grateful to find out about her. I will definitely pick up more of her books!


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