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Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mount Sinai. When the people rebel by worshipping a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to assist a midwife. When the experience awakens a new desire in her, she defies her mother's wish for her to continue in the family weaving trade and pursues her heart's calling as an apprentice midwife.

But when a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself in an impossible situation and bound to a man who betrayed her. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira comes face to face with the long-hidden pain of her past. Can she let go of all that has defined her to embrace who she truly is and believe in a hopeful future?

©2016 Connilyn Cossette (P)2017 Tantor

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Fantastic, so good I cried when it ended!

An absolutely amazing story. I loved it!! The drama was a bit too heart-wrenching for me at times but it was very engaging. I highly recommend it. If you don't like the narrator listen to it at 1.05 speed. Makes it much easier to listen to and follow.

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Great book

Brings the bible alive as the story is about the time in the wilderness.

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  • funred
  • 18-09-17

This was worth a read but not very exciting.

This book was hard to keep up with the different characters because of the way it was written. It was Very slow starting and the story was drawn out too long. It got wearisome at times, because Ms Cossette would make an event take so long to advance. The narrator, Sarah Mollo-Christensen was pretty good. She has the ability to do different ages believably. I was disappointed that in this story, Biblically documented miracles, if mentioned, were treated as banal as a regular day. I cannot believe anyone, much less a group of people, would be so blasé about the miracles they experienced.

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  • Marva
  • 31-10-17

Shadow of the Storm

Wow, incredible!!!! I first thought the book far too long, drawn out in sections, but I couldn’t seem to stop listening. Also, thought Shera was far too fearful for my blood, but still, couldn’t stop listening. I hated Devora for a long minute, but still, I could not stop listening to the book. Kira was my favorite in the first book and I think I wanted to read more of her in the second, but still, I kept listening.
This was absolutely great!!! The author grabbed my heart and turned my passions upside down, far more than I can ever articulate. And, I thoroughly loved the author’s ability to keep biblical history and storyline at the forefront. AWESOME!!!
The spirit of Forgiveness is ALWAYS my heart and Shera carried that spirit, though fearful, throughout much of the book, she showed forth great strength that I as a reader so embraced and admired. Awesome AWESOME read. :)

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  • Heide
  • 31-05-19

Amazing story

Captured my attention throughout the book, I found myself wanting to know what will happen next, which makes for an excellent story line. I will listen to more of connilyn’s books, it builds my faith and has much underlying truth built in. God does truly heal peoples broken hearts, one day at a time, one step at a time.

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  • Just me
  • 05-04-19

wonderful

this story starts out slow. if it wasn't for the fact that it had characters from the first story, I wouldn't have finished the book. However, after the first chapter or two, I was hooked and had a hard time putting it down.
This book is a wonderful story of forgiveness and God's love for all.

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  • Susan P
  • 01-04-19

Excellent continuance of the story......

This 2nd book in the series is just as good as the 1st one. We loved learning more about Shira and her struggles and faith. This series is sooo good! Wish we could give it 10 stars! And on to the 3rd book!

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  • Marcia
  • 17-10-17

Excellent story

Narrator is good, nice low male voice but a bit more emotion would be nice. Didn't quite ever lose the fact it was narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-22

Great story

The narrator did well, the only thing that bothered me was that Levi and Levite are pronounced wrong. Other than that I liked the narration.

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  • LuvToRead
  • 12-09-22

Love this Series

This author has captured a bit of what it was like for the different tribes coming together as one. And what it was like to accept a whole different culture believing in 1 God instead of many. For he is a jealous God and there shall be no other Gods but him. Towards the end he does series weeding of those who are not true. Good. Now next book.

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  • A.Brown
  • 13-08-22

Fascinating Perspective

After reading the 1st of the series I couldn't wait to read the 2nd & ate it up! (Now I'll have to find more chores or anther road trips so I can get to the 3rd). ;D

Pre-warning: The same writing style that bothered me about the 1st annoyed me much worse this time because it was accentuated more in 2 main characters. Her writing style is a lot more perspective & inner-thoughts than plot. (Which is so cool to hear & feel when they describe their interactions with Yahweh!!! Their prayers & pleas & hopes come to life relates to any reader who's ever prayed in times of trial!!)

As someone who loves action & plot however, sometimes it felt so LOOOOOOONG for anything progressive to happen because the new driving characters are so reserved & guarded that they think things over 100xs before doing anything! And by that time they DO act or say what's on their mind it's out of pain, fear, &/or misguided conviction. THAT PERSPECTIVE ~ overcoming scars & trauma ~ was portrayed beautifully! (Realistic, but anguishingly repeateative). Their stress over what to do made me want to talk back to them & just tell them to stop waiting around. lol.

Some things I love though:
1) Elevating such an awesomeness supporting character in the 1st book into the new lead!! Woohoo!!! She's such an incredibly deep & bright & joyous character!! (Weighed down heavy with burdens that we didn't get to address before).

2) Shifting between 2 entirely opposite main characters was GREAT. The character names for each chapter helped a lot ~ but the reader is also very skilled at her voice dynamics. 👍

3) The story is set during some pretty brutal & disturbing experiences while the Israelites were in the desert. It's a pretty intense read in Exodus (in the Bible) how God weeds out the rebellious & fakes ... as He teaches His people obedience, respect, & honoring Him alone. A lot of punishment by death. I found it fascinating to see the opposite perspectives of those who let hate & fear drive them (not trusting/rebelling against God) VS. those who are faithful & trust Him ~ clinging to His promises in the middle of tragedy. And feeling His reassurance & hope.

3.5 Example: because the main characters are training to be midwives you get to dive into the juxtaposition of life & death. It's both a horror & a blessing how many women go into labor in the middle of trauma! HUGE RESPECT FOR THEIR TRADE!!!!

4) She also portrayed the huge mix & mash of cultures: who's really Hebrew when they've had 500 years of mixed relatives? Who truly serves God & who's a fake? Aren't those of the 12 promised tribes more important in God's eyes than the "outsiders" that were sworn in to God's oath? It makes so much sense how rascism would immediately poison people's hearts against each other in less than a year of freedom from the evil of slavery. Every look at someone that seemed Egyptian/other would bring back memories & trauma or jealously. It does NOT justify hate, but it does make SENSE how easily it would take root. All the more reason why God has to reshape His people into a new nation.

5) And don't get me started on their building of The Tabernacle!!! I wanted to squeal whenever they talked of it!! I won't say anything else, but if you haven't studied the fascinating symbolism in the Tabernacle that God designed (His place of worship for the Israelites in the desert) ~ then YOU SHOULD! The shear mammoth task of the project ... built from survivors in a desert ... is breathtaking. God's provision is so beautiful.

In summary: YES, the style of the story can be really annoying at times. But it's still a great read & every perspective is portrayed very realistically & vividly. I'm so greatful I found this series.

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  • DPorcaro
  • 16-07-22

I have listened to this 3 times

I love the way this takes you there. You feel part of the story. To be walking with Moses. Eating manna and traveling in tents. Excellent writing and reading. Such expression !