Wings of the Wind is so much more than a Biblical retelling. It is a touching love story, rich with ancient history and themes of grace, forgiveness, faith, and perseverance.
This story is inspired by Deuteronomy 21:10-14, in which Hebrew men are instructed on how they are to treat their women captives—with dignity. I learned so much about the customs, beliefs, and hardships during the 40 year wandering in the wilderness.
Alanah and Tobiah are opposites in many ways (and you know the old saying about how opposites attract.) They are from different cultures, different belief systems and lifestyles. I find it fascinating how they react to each other, one with guarded understanding and uncertainty, one with contempt, and how they each begin to heal by the grace of God.
I love these characters, as well as the supporting characters and the Biblical people they represent. I love how the author made multiple storylines come together in a seamless, tension building way, and how these stories come to life as a vivid movie in my head. In simplicity, I love this book, the history displayed, and the stirring it has created in my heart—to search the scriptures, once again, for the crucial lessons of history.
I’ve no doubt you’ll receive rich blessings upon reading Wings of the Wind. I’m so happy to own the three books of this series, but sad it has come to an end. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Cossette’s work.
Series: Out From Egypt Book 3
Publisher: Bethany House
First Line: Forging through the teeming mass of Canaanite Soldiers in this vast army camp, I’d never felt more alone.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley.