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Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette
The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan.
Eitan has lived in Kedesh, a City of Refuge, for the last eleven years, haunted by a tragedy in his childhood and chafing at the boundaries placed on him. He is immediately captivated by Sofea, but revealing his most guarded secret could mean drawing her into the danger of his past.
As threats from outside the walls loom and traitors are uncovered within, Sofea and Eitan are plunged into the midst of a murder plot. Will they break free from the shackles of the past in time to uncover the betrayal and save their lives and the lives of those they love?
Completely captivating! Shelter of the Most High engages all senses and emotions, tugs at the heart and spirit, entertains and stimulates the mind with genuinely flawed characters, an intriguing plot, and a brilliant setting.
Sofea’s journey is filled with confusion and conflicted feelings yet the pull of curiosity and love is undeniable. Her introduction to the culture of Kedesh after a life lived at the cusp of the abyss of human depravity seems incomprehensible beyond language and customs. Sofea’s organic exposure and attraction to the Hebrew God in light of her former life reminded me just how blessed we are to be wooed and pursued by the Creator of the universe.
When it comes to his mama Eitan has always been a fierce defender and if that doesn’t just melt your heart, well you probably need to be hugged more. He is a hard worker and devoted big brother yet he has insecurities when it comes to his step-father’s motives and affections. I adore heroes who have that balance of strength and vulnerability. Eitan is hands down my favorite long-haired hero, I am seriously envious of his curly locks but I admire his heart most of all.
Cossette is a gifted storyteller. She brings every nuance of the story to life and invites readers to love her characters and be loved by the Most High God. I highly recommend this story and I am eagerly anticipating the next installment in the Cities of Refuge series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
There is not much she enjoys more than digging into the rich, ancient world of the Bible, discovering new gems of grace that point to Jesus, and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband of over twenty years and a son and daughter who fill her days with joy, laughter, and inspiration.
Cities of Refuge series
Out of Egypt series
Connilyn Cossette has generously provided a paperback copy of Shelter of the Most High for one Faithfully Bookish reader!
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