04 August 2021

Between the Wild Branches | Book Review


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.

Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: July 6, 2021



After loving To Dwell Among Cedars, I could not wait to pick up Between the Wild Branches and continue the Covenant House duology. Lukio took part in the drama of the first book, so I just had to know more about his character and experience his development.

I do not want to say too much about how Lukio's story progresses, but I so so so enjoyed it. Connilyn Cossette has a true gift for storytelling, and Lukio—as well as Shoshana—come to life on the page. Their story proves full of drama and heartache, freedom and redemption. It provides a roller coaster of emotions, and the story as a whole completes To Dwell Among Cedars perfectly. I cannot recommend Between the Wild Branches enough to readers of biblical fiction—read it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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