Sunday, November 17, 2019

Until the Moutains Fall is a Beautiful Story of Love and Redemption

Until the Mountains Fall is the 3rd book in Connilyn Cossette's Cities of Refuge series. 
If you've read book 2, Shelter of the Most High readers are briefly introduced to Rivkah. Recently, widowed her father has her enter into a levirate marriage with Malaki her husband's older brother. 
Secretly, Malaki has been in love with Rivkah for years and "his heart was surging impatiently against his rib cage" (Cossette, 19) at the thought of marrying her. 

Rivkah doesn't share Malaki's opinion, but rather still sees him as the young boy who teased and cajoled her when she was young. Following her friend to the city outside of Kedesh she doesn't know that this reckless action will cost her own freedom. 
Devested Malachi throws himself into the ongoing fight against the Canaanites. 
Will Rivkah and Malaki be able to overcome their pasts to have a future together?

 I have a few confessions to make about Until the Mountains Fall. For me was a slower read and initially, I wasn't even sure that I liked the heroine Rivkah.  There were a couple of moments in the story where I questioned where the author was going with the it, but once I understood the tale resonated with me. However,  by the time I finished the book I was very grateful for this beautiful story of love and redemption. "[They] weathered some damage, but in spite of it all Yahweh brought forth something sweeter than [either] could have ever imagined." (Cossette, 328). 

~~Until the Mountains Fall was provided to me by author herself and Bethany House in return for my honest opinion. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All viewpoints expressed are mine alone. ~~