Shelter of the Most High

Shelter of the Most High

The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marauders attack her village on the island of Sicily, she and her cousin are taken across the sea to the shores of Canaan. Eitan has lived in Kedesh, a City of Refuge, for the last eleven years, haunted by a tragedy in his childhood and chafing at the boundaries p The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea finds solace from her troubles in the freedom of the ocean. But when marau...

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Title:Shelter of the Most High
Author:Connilyn Cossette
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:0764219871
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Shelter of the Most High Reviews

  • Dawn
    Nov 07, 2018
    Biblical fiction is a genre I don't read a lot of. I enjoy it, but in moderation. I've read one of Connilyn Cossette's before and enjoyed it, so I thought why not. This one was slow moving at first. I did enjoy it. It just took me a while to get into it. I'm not very familiar w...
  • Loraine
    May 18, 2019
    The cities of refuge are mentioned in both Exodus and Numbers. There were 6 cities in the Promised Land designated as such. Intentional murderers were put to death, but those who unintentionally caused someone's death, by God's laws, were allowed to flee to a city of refuge. Sofea ...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Nov 20, 2018
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2OTmu2Y Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette is a novel not to be missed. It?s difficult for my words to adequately reflect the magnificence of this story, and a 5-star rating falls far short. I found it entertaining, informa...
  • Roseanna White
    Feb 12, 2019
    Yet another stellar book from Connilyn Cossette! I loved the look at two different cultures and seeing how our God drew on Sofea and Prezi's hearts. And the love story was fantastic! ...
  • Jill
    Sep 05, 2018
    I have really enjoyed all the books I've read by Connilyn Cossette. Her new series about the cities of refuge in the Old Testament are excellent. Shelter of the Most High is the second book in this series, and I loved it. The characters are strong and likeable. There's lots of action...
  • Regina
    Sep 26, 2018
    Excellent book! Review to come. ...
  • Beth
    Oct 05, 2018
    Even with the ancient setting, Cossette?s novels have such a freshness to them. I?ve never read any novels with the setting of refuge cities for those guilty of manslaughter in Israel, nor had I thought of the implications that fleeing there means a permanent life within those wall...
  • Susan
    Jan 28, 2019
    A great addition to this series. Hope there will be more. An excellent narrator. This author is so wonderful, that Biblical fiction is now one of my two favorite genres. ...
  • Anne
    Oct 25, 2018
    Shelter of the Most High played visually through my mind like a movie on the big screen with intensely descriptive scenes that swept across the page, transporting me on a journey back in time to ancient Israel. Beautiful landscapes, fierce pirates, intense battles and a heart-stirring ...
  • Shantelle
    Oct 16, 2018
    Connilyn Cossette pens another exciting Biblical Historical novel! Book Two in the CITIES OF REFUGE series, I enjoyed diving into Shelter of the Most High and reconnecting with Moriyah and her lovely family. This book focuses specifically on her adopted son, Eitan. As well as a woun...
  • Kav
    Apr 22, 2019
    I'm pretty sure Connilyn Cossette is my favourite biblical fiction author. She has a gift for bringing this time period to life, delving deep into culture and customs and I come away from reading one of her books feeling like I have a better understanding of this era. And her storytell...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Dec 02, 2018
    Cossette?s books transport readers back to another time, her skill at setting such that you feel as though you are walking the dusty roads, rooftops, and marketplaces right along with the characters. Her extensive research helps the era come alive with intriguing details, and I love ...
  • Faye
    Apr 22, 2019
    Sofea and her cousin Prezi are taken by marauders from their island home in Sicily, and find themselves alone outside of Kedesh. Eitan has grown up inside the walls of the refuge city, Kedesh, and has taken the Nazarite vow, wearing his hair long. He longs to serve his countrym...
  • Martha
    Nov 04, 2018
    A story set in ancient times, I found myself totally enthralled with it from the first few pages. I wanted to just keep reading, but I also didn't want to finish because I was enjoying it so much. I found the setting so intriguing, as well as the people, possibly ancestors from Sicil...
  • Clara
    Oct 01, 2018
    Being the daughter of a high priest, Sofea knows authority and has seen its power at work. Her life has much been defined by this authority and therefore, while she still has a thread of freedom, Sofea will often find solitude in the immensity of the sea, floating on its gentle waves. ...
  • Jessica
    Nov 05, 2018
    I received this book for free from the publisher (Bethany House) in exchange for an honest review. This book is the second in a series and I did not read the first book. Like a lot of Christian fiction series, the first book centers on one of the characters in this book. The fact t...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 10, 2018
    "The Almighty Creator spoke your being into existence. How could you be anything less than precious?" The daughter of a pagan high priest, Sofea feels anything but precious, as the life that she has always known near the sea, albeit violent and gruesome at times, is stripped away wi...
  • Staci
    Oct 04, 2018
    Connilyn has such a talent of taking a part of the Bible and weaving a story around it. In the Cities of Refuge Series, many of the main characters have been found to have committed a crime such as manslaughter and they've found shelter in one of the refuge cities. In Shelter of the...
  • Amy Radlein
    Oct 06, 2018
    In 1388 BC on the Isle of Sicily, we meet Sofea and her cousin Prezi. They are cave diving instead of helping the women of the village clean and salt the tuna that the village men had caught. When they finally leave the underwater caves, they had been discovered by their tunic clothing...
  • Sam B
    Nov 17, 2018
    Connilyn Cossette's new book does not disappoint. I've read all of her books so far and I highly recommend reading them in publication order. All her books are linked through the characters and I absolutely love that. It's always fun to revisit characters from the previous book and ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Oct 02, 2018
    If you've never read biblical fiction and think it may be boring and preachy let me assure you this author will fascinate you as you read. I was swept back to 1388 BC as the author's talented pen wove a haunting tale of capture,betrayal and a murderous plot. Yet through all this love b...
  • Lydia Howe
    Oct 31, 2018
    Why I Choose This Book:  I can't imagine ever not wanting to read Miss Connilyn's books. Seriously. Her worldbuilding is so utterly fantastic it makes the world dance into my brain and captivate me.  Her characters are complete and real.  Her plots nearly always have twists...
  • Susan
    Oct 05, 2018
    This book is one of my most-anticipated books of the year, and the wait was worth it! Not only is the cover stunning, the story inside is equally magnificent. In my humble opinion, Connilyn Cossette continues to be one of the best authors in this genre. Shelter of the Most High reun...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Feb 17, 2019
    Such rich writing and the depth of research is astounding. Dive into the Old Testament and enhance your reading experience. :) ...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    Oct 05, 2018
    Connilyn Cossette never fails to deliver a riveting story, and each book she releases sees her more firmly entrenched on my ?must read authors? list. Not only are her stories fantastic reads, but I always come away from them feeling like I?ve gained new insight into the Old Testa...
  • Beth Erin
    Nov 06, 2018
    Full review on FaithfullyBookish.com Completely captivating! Shelter of the Most High engages all senses and emotions, tugs at the heart and spirit, entertains and stimulates the mind with genuinely flawed characters, an intriguing plot, and a brilliant setting. Sofea?s journey...
  • Lori
    Aug 31, 2018
    Conni at her best and from the heart!!! This author has a style all her own!! She has a great talent for drawing people into the book from page one! I admired Sofea for her courage and her ability to adjust to changes that were thrust upon her unwillingly. ( I too, have gone throu...
  • Rosalyn
    Nov 04, 2018
    This is an example of Biblical fiction at its finest. Sofea and her cousin, Prezi, are young girls living in a seacoast village on the island of Sicily. When their families are killed and their village are destroyed, they are taken across the ocean by those marauders, and they end up...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Oct 19, 2018
    While I normally don't read a whole lot of biblical fiction, this just reminded me I TRULY need to get on the ball. I forgot how much I loved it, and how comforting it is. This is the first book I've read by Connilyn Cossette, and it will not be my last. I'm already WAY ready for t...
  • J.E. Grace
    Oct 13, 2018
    Sofia, daughter of a pagan high priest and her cousin, Perez, are taken, prisoner when their village is attacked on the island of Sicily. They are taken aboard a large ship and forced to endure beatings and starvation. Rescued by strange people that speak a language they can't understa...