Shadow of the Storm
Here in Washington State this weekend we had a big storm coming in, so I decided to dive into a novel and get lost in a story. I received from Bethany House the novel by Connilyn Cossette “Shadow of the Storm”. I have never read a Biblical fiction before I was pleasantly surprised. “Shadow of the Storm” is the second book in Cossette’s Out of Egypt series. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment and finding a copy of the first book.
Here is what I love about Shadow of the Storm:
- Shira one of the main characters is a strong woman who faces her fears and doubts and the bullies in her life. She forgives those who betray her.
- Dvorah is a character that I can identify with. She is stuck in a situation with an abusive man who uses her to gain wealth. She doesn’t know how to get out of it. At first, I hated her, but as I read on I saw myself in her and I see that her heart is kind and good she doesn’t know how to show it and tell her abusers no. I’m glad that she does the kind and right thing in the end.
- Shira shows the relationship between her and her mother. That sometimes we are not going to follow the same path that our mother takes. Sometimes God calls us to do something different. That doesn’t mean we must disconnect from those we love while pursuing our calling.
- Cossette has done her research, from how they weave, dye, and build the tent for the Arc of the Covenant. I like that the chapters are short, well written, and descriptive.
Like I stated above, I am looking forward to the next installment in the series and to find the first book and read. I got lost in the story and it didn’t take me too long to read it. This book will be safe for teenagers to read and it shows the Exodus story from the woman’s perspective. What a welcome change.
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In exchange for my honest review I was given a copy of Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette by Bethany House. The opinions I express are my own and I was not influenced in anyway.