Between the Wild Branches
by Connilyn Cossette
About the book
Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he’d been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the help of his ruthless cousin. But just as he is set to claim the biggest prize of all, the daughter of the king, his past collides with his present in the form of Shoshana.
After a heartbreaking end to her secret friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought to never see the boy with the dual-colored eyes and the troubled soul again. But when she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved in Ashdod, she is surprised to find that the brutal fighter known as Demon-Eyes is Lukio himself.
With explosive secrets and unbreakable vows standing between them, finding a way to freedom for both may cost them everything.
I absolutely adored this second story in Connilyn Cossette’s newest series.
I’m blown away by the beauty of this tale.
The characters are incredible.
The story line is just so touching.
Loved it the whole way through!
This is Lukio’s story, and it is amazing! Lukio is alone. Other than his beloved sister, he doesn’t think anyone loves him. So he left his foster family, who were Hebrews, to return to the Philistines.
Known as Demon Eyes, he is famous for being the greatest fighter in all the land. Life seems to be going fairly well for him. He has the favor of the king, and is promised the hand of his beautiful youngest daughter. And then, Lukio sees one person from his past, the one who was his beloved friend, Shoshana.
He is determined he must talk to her and get to know her again.
This story is one of love, loss, forgiveness, belonging, and much, much more.
Biblical fiction is really not a favorite genre of mine, but there’s something about Connilyn Cossette’s style of writing that is just absolutely incredible.
Fascinating, beyond description, incredible details, and just really bringing to life those days in the Old Testament. This is the kind of story I’d want to see made into a movie. (well, without all the terrible fighting, of course. 😉 )
If you enjoy biblical or historical fiction, then you won’t want to miss this one!
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