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Will hope burn Like Flames in the Night?

Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette: Book Review

About the book:

Title: Like Flames in the Night

Author: Connilyn Cossette

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander’s kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies in grave danger.

Fresh off the battlefield, Liyam returns home to discover his beloved daughter is dead. After his vow to hunt down her killer leads to months of fruitless pursuit, his last hope is in a family connection that comes with strings attached. Strings that force him to pose as a mercenary and rescue an infuriating woman who refuses to leave her mission uncompleted.

When an opportunity to pave a path to a Hebrew victory arises, can Tirzah convince Liyam to fight alongside her in the refuge city of her birth? Or will Liyam’s thirst for vengeance outweigh his duty to his people, his God, and the woman he’s come to love?

Book Review:

Like Flames in the Night is a story worthy of a great deal of praise. All it takes is a spark to start a fire. Tirzah is that spark. With her determination to serve, her willingness to sacrifice for the good of her people, and a deep-rooted love for God, she takes on a task only she can handle: to spy in the stronghold of the Aramean commander.

Liyam is grief-stricken and bent on vengeance, a true force of nature who will stop at nothing to see his daughter’s death avenged. But what Liyam sees as evil will take him on a journey beyond the pain.

There is a deep spiritual message within these pages. We are all precious, and we all have a talent. How we use that talent is up to us, but God always has a purpose in mind.

Tirzah and Liyam’s strengths and weaknesses will come into play again and again. As the fourth book in a series, I was able to keep up with the story, even though I’m certain some of these characters can be found in previous novels. Connilyn Cossette does a wonderful job of immersing the reader in the story with heartfelt characters and deeply grounded settings.

A beautiful story, wrapped in God’s grace, with a remarkable reminder that vengeance belongs to Him.

I requested a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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