Between the Wild Branches has sat on the tip top of my Most Anticipated Books list since I finished reading the first book in the Covenant House series (To Dwell Among Cedars) back in January. And my oh my… it was certainly worth the wait! In fact, I’m now adding it to my 2021 Favorites list, and I consider the series one of my favorite Biblical Fiction books series of all time. Yes. I loved it that much.
May I also gush over the cover art? I’m a professed cover lover, after all. Wow. It is so gorgeous that I pronounce it with two syllables. Gor-geous! And if you place both books in the series side-by-side they present a beautiful panoramic masterpiece, showcasing both Philistine siblings. Sigh. Okay, I’ll try to contain my gushing from here on out.
Though this is a work of fiction, it incorporates Biblical events, customs, and atmosphere. It is evident that Ms. Cossette dedicates ample time in researching the Bible and biblical history. Wow. She is a gifted storyteller, one of my favorites, who creates tangible characters out of thin air. They are so real. So lovable. So unforgettable.
Okay, I’ve failed at holding back my gushing enthusiasm. It’s an impossible feat. I’ve literally fallen in love with the characters in this book. Lukio and Shoshana, along with the others are pivotal characters throughout both books and are so well developed and memorable. Their journeys are breathtaking and unpredictable. Despite trying to slow down to make the story last longer, I turned the pages at lightning speed.
This can be read as a standalone book, but it would be a shame to miss out on both stories as a whole. I promise, both books will bless you. Why not take a double portion?
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