Until the Mountains Fall - Cities of Refuge book 3 - Connilyn Cossette

Monday, July 8, 2019

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Recently widowed, Rivkah refuses to submit to the Torah law compelling her to marry her husband's brother and instead flees Kedesh, hoping to use her talents as a scribe to support herself. Without the protections of her father, Kedesh's head priest, and the safety of the city of refuge, Rivkah soon discovers that the cost of recklessness is her own freedom.

Malakhi has secretly loved Rivkah for years, but he never imagined his older brother's death would mean wedding her himself. After her disappearance, he throws himself into the ongoing fight against the Canaanites instead of dwelling on all he has lost. But with impending war looming over Israel, Rivkah's father comes to Malakhi with an impossible request.

As the enemies that Rivkah and Malakhi face from without and within Israel grow more threatening each day, is it too late for the restoration their wounded souls seek? (From author website)

My Thoughts

WOW! I thought I loved Connilyn's stories BEFORE this one...This story completely blew my heart right out of my chest. So much "real life" and so many circumstances that translate into our era...into our lives...that were so relatable. 

When Rivkah sets off from Kedesh, she leaves behind everyone and everything she has known her whole life. Journeying into the unknown to follow her own dreams for life. Refusing to have her life dictated. But the funny thing about trying to pave a path on our that success is either non-existent or mediocre at best. Whereas if we had stayed on the path that God has laid in front of our feet...Then...success is inevitable.

Malakhi. With his brooding, bearded, features and the ability to care far deeper than anyone could have imagined, is a hero like no other. Grace, mercy, forgiveness, ooze from him like pure sweet honey. And boy is that man fierce! I definitely don't want to be on the wrong side of a sword from him.

Conilynn wraps this story in such a pretty telling (loosely) of the prodigal son. It is a reminder....there is ALWAYS forgiveness. There is ALWAYS redemption. And you will ALWAYS be a child of God. Highly recommend this one, especially if you like Biblical Fiction....Although Connilyn writes more "Historical Fiction" that is set during the Bible times.

I received a complimentary copy of Until the Mountains Fall from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author
Connilyn Cossette

When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee in at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. There is nothing she likes better than digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible and uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives near Dallas, Texas.  

More Books by Connilyn on Bookworm Mama

The Cities of Refuge Series


Out of Egypt Series


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