Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Book Review: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Everything has been taken from Alanah by the Hebrews, so she decides to join the battle against them in order to kill as many as possible before she is killed, too.  Unfortunately for her, she is not killed on the battlefield; rather one of the hated Hebrews notices that she is a woman and rescues her.  Not only that, but he even marries her!  What is she to do now that she is married to a Hebrew on the cusp of their invading her homeland of Canaan?

The romance between Tobiah and Alanah was sweet as he honors the law of the Torah and tries to win her heart.  Alanah changes from hating the Hebrews to appreciating their way of life and their God, and then He becomes her God as well.  The adventures that Alanah goes through in the second part of the book seem a little farfetched, but we serve a God who can use "coincidences" and arrange things to happen that seem unlikely.  So it was a neat way to bring Rahab into the story.

I loved this book!  When authors are able to tell about things that happened in the Bible and help their readers feel what it may have been like, well, that's a gift!  I especially enjoyed how the author contrasted the order and morality of the Hebrews with the chaos, filth, and immorality of the Canaanites.  But my favorite scene in the book was when Alanah tasted manna for the first time, and asks, "What is it?"  Because that was what the Hebrews called it!

I want to thank Bethany House for my review copy of this book, but my opinions are my own.

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