Connilyn Cossette is the queen of Biblical Fiction! I’d never connected or fallen in love with an author more than I have with Connilyn Cossette. She explores the Old Testament (Torah) subjects that most skim over and make them her own. I always feel like I have been transported back into Biblical times when I read Connilyn’s words. She has a way of bringing elegance and truth into every page. I also love how the stories progress in a pure and godly way; though they never shy away from some of the brutal parts of the establishment of Israel, it was no cherry-picking occurrence.
Shelter of the Most High, book two in the Cities of Refuge series, was the perfect addition. Picking up eleven years after A Light on the Hill,, book one, the story starts with the introduction of a new character, Sofea.
Born in Sicily, Sofea’s deepest love is the sea. Only when she is in the water do the burdens of being a pagan high priest’s daughter leave her, and she feels truly free. However, when marauders attack her village, Sofea and her cousin, Prezi, find their lives taking a significant twist when they are taken across the sea and end up in Canaan. Feeling like her gods have abandoned them, Sofea is determined to keep her cousin alive and escape these strange people whom they have stumbled upon. Who is this One God, Yahweh, that these people worship? Is He really bigger than Sofea’s gods whom people have died for?
Meanwhile, in Kedesh, Eitan is weighted down with guilt from the events that occurred eleven years ago. Struggling within the walls of Kedesh, a city of refuge, he doesn’t know what his life will become until he meets Sofea. However, can he tell her his darkest secret, or will it only bring more devastation in her life?
Shelter of the Most High explores all of these questions and more throughout its pages. I felt utterly enraptured with this book; it was beautifully written and ceased to lose my attention. I loved how the book showed both Sofea and Eitan’s perspectives rather than just one of them. If you have read A Light on the Hill,, you need to get Shelter of the Most High ASAP!
Thank you, Connilyn, for allowing me to be a part of your launch team. Your writing brings me so much inspiration and joy every time I pick up one of your books. Never stop telling the stories God is giving you!
*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a pre-release copy of this book. My thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!*