Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Connilyn Cossette: Between the Wild Branches

 By Kelly Bridgewater

 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:

Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette is a Biblical story that dives into another Moses type storyline. What I mean by that is that the plot features a character that moved up into the realm of the non-Hebrews, gains wealth, and then observes the mistreatment of the Hebrews and tries to save as many as he can. While the plot does feature a dynamic romantic storyline, it was not painful to observe. The characters were separated because of their place in society. The hero is a fighter who has massed tons of wealth from his ability to fight; whereas, the heroine is a slave in the king's household. The plot is interesting, but at times, it does drag to me. One of my favorite things of a Cossette novel is her research. She brings a tiny aspect of the Bible to life for me. I always feel like I am there, watching these things occur. I can't imagine having that ability. She is a wonderful storyteller who captures my attention. Overall, Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette captures the imagination and allows readers to learn more about the Bible world and brings it to life for the readers.

I received a complimentary copy of Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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