Book Review: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette is the third book in the "Out from Egypt" series by the author. The novel is Biblical historical fiction and places the reader in the time of the Hebrews wandering through the desert, waiting to enter the promised land. Alanah is a Canaanite, a tribe battling with the Hebrews. When she's discovered on the battlefield almost dead by Tobiah, he realizes it's a woman, not a man that was fighting. Tobiah brings Alanah back to camp, and quickly realizes he has to extend her his protection in a most unexpected way.

I think my favorite part of Biblical historical fiction is the way the books bring the Bible to life by adding details that help the reader to feel like they understand the situation the Hebrews were facing at this point in their journey. While the book is the third in the series and includes some characters that were in previous books, it is not necessary to read the first two books to read and follow the storyline in this one. In addition, I thought the book had interesting well-developed characters that were very human with their struggles and flaws. The book also shed some light on manna and gave some more information about that as well. Overall, this was a well-written, fast-paced book and I would recommend it to fans of historical fiction.

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.