With a stunning cover and a unique storyline, I was hooked every time I sat down to read Shadow in the Storm. It picks up where the last book finished nicely, but it also stands alone enough for new readers to enjoy. My heart instantly went out to Shira for all her dreams and her scars. She thinks she’s weak and unwanted, but her strength of spirit and the support of those closest to her changes her life. It’s a journey worth reading.
I’m really starting to become a fan of Biblical fiction. I loved how the author incorporated real accounts from Scripture into the lives of her fictional characters. Getting to see the repercussions of the people worshiping the golden calf through Shira’s eyes was fascinating.Getting to see what life would have been like for the Hebrews through the wilderness was really eye-opening. I learned a lot through the story and the historical details made me want to study more from that time period.
There were several surprises through the book and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended. Of course, I won’t spoil it for you, but I do encourage you to pick up this incredible series. It’s really unlike anything else I’ve read. This one’s another keeper. 🙂
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.
When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?
When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. There is nothing she likes better than digging into the rich, ancient world of the Bible and uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives near Dallas, Texas.
Connect with her at www.connilyncossette.com.