Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette is book two in the Out From Egypt series and follows Shira’s path. We first meet Shira in Counted with the Stars where her fierce love of YWH and passionate defense of others made her a character you wanted to see more of.
But the Shira we met in Counted with the Stars is not quite the character we meet in Shadow of the Storm. Oh, she’s still sweet and passionate about YWH but there’s a timidity there as well. A fearfulness to speak up for herself or to cry out when she sees someone doing the wrong thing.
When she meets Iyal, she exhibits a bit of her inner strength and you begin to think that yes, Shira will get the sweet romantic hero she deserves. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but the book is called Shadow of the Storm…
Shira will go through much hardship before she gets her happily ever after. We will walk with Shira as she experiences crisis after crisis and somehow, she holds on to her faith and comes out victorious.
I read this series out of order—three, one, two—so I had a hard time reconciling the timid Shira of this book with the fierce, loyal woman of later books, but boy, am I glad I stuck with it. You get to see the beginning of the Shira of book three and it’s fantastic!
I listened to an audiobook version and enjoyed Sarah Mollo-Christensen performance.
About Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt Book #2)
Table of Contents
In the Depth of the Storm’s Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira’s gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart’s calling to become an apprentice midwife.
When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira’s people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she’s denied herself and embrace who she truly is?
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About Connilyn Cossette
Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible to discover gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home.
About Sarah Mollo-Christensen
An Audie-nominated, Earphones Award-winning narrator with over 400 books under her belt, Sarah works with both major publishers and best-selling independent authors. Before landing in the audiobook world, Sarah was mainly a stage actor, and she brings that passion and training to her narration. When she isn’t in the recording booth, she does her best to fill her life with animals and the outdoors.