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Shelter of the Most High
by Connilyn Cossette
From the back cover:
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, yet 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. Can they uncover the betrayal in time to save their lives and the lives of those they love?
About the author:
Connilyn Cossette is the CBA bestselling author of the Out from Egypt series. Her debut novel, Counted with the Stars, was a finalist for the Christy Award, the INSPY Award, and the Christian Retailing’s Best Award. She lives in North Carolina with her husband of over twenty years and a son and a daughter who fill her days with joy, inspiration, and laughter. Connect with her at www.ConnilynCossette.com.
The cities of refuge were established as the Israelites settled into the Promised Land. There were protections offered in these cities, but what would it have been like to have sought that protection?
Shelter of the Most High takes an intriguing look at what life might have looked like in Kedesh, one of the cities of refuge. Much of the information must be speculated, but it’s fun to imagine what might have been. Some of our own culture may creep into the characters, but I enjoyed reading Sofea and Eitan’s story.
Believable suspense and wonderful characters combine to create a tough-to-set-down story. Shelter of the Most High is the second book in the Cities of Refuge series. I have not yet read the first, but I had no trouble following the story. However, since this series is chronological, it would be better to start at the beginning so you don’t spoil the story.
If you enjoy a well-told story that helps “flesh out” the Bible (while understanding that this is Biblical fiction), you’ll want to read Shelter of the Most High and the rest of the Cities of Refuge series!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)