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Shelter of the Most High

Cities of Refuge, Book 2
Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
Series: Cities of Refuge Series, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Captured by raiders to be sold as a slave, Sofea narrowly escapes their ship and finds herself stranded on the shores of Israel. Bargaining her way to a city of refuge, she finds herself in an even more dangerous situation. Can she find safety in this city of strangers, accept their God as hers, and be satisfied with His justice instead of her own? 

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 11 years, haunted by a tragedy in his childhood and chafing at the boundaries placed on him. He is immediately captivated by Sofea, but revealing his most guarded secret could mean drawing her into the danger of his past. 

As threats from outside the walls loom and traitors are uncovered within, Sofea and Eitan are plunged into the midst of a murder plot. Will they break free from the shackles of the past in time to uncover the betrayal and save their lives and the lives of those they love?

©2018 Connilyn Cossette (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Great!

Enjoyable and intriguing continuation of her previous books - always easy to listen to and read well

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Voice and style of narrator let this book down.

I haven’t yet finished reading this book. I have gone back to reading it rather than listening. The voice and style of narrator is off putting and in my opinion doesn’t suit the story. I have read books from this author before and have enjoyed them. So the story so far is good but find the narrator off putting.
Sorry. 5/5 good storyline 2/5 narrator.

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  • tina
  • 29-09-19

wonderful story

great insight for handling, trusting and excepting the struggles of life with all powerful God.

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  • Hannah-rose
  • 30-07-19

Broken, But Not Defeated

Connilyn Cossette is the queen of Christian Fiction! I'd never connected or fallen in love with Christian Fiction more than I did when I discovered Connilyn Cossette's novels. She explores subjects of the Old Testament (Torah) that most skim over and makes them her own. I always feel like I've transported back into Biblical times when I read Connilyn's words. She has a way of bringing elegance and truth into every page. I love the way the stories progress in a pure and godly way! They also don't shy away from some brutal parts of the establishment of Israel, it was no cherry-picking occurrence.
Shelter of the Most High, book two in the Cities of Refuge series, was the perfect addition. Picking up eleven years after A Light on the Hill, book one, the story starts with the introduction of a new character, Sofea.
Born in Sicily, Sofea’s deepest love is the sea. Only when she’s in the water, do the burdens of being a pagan high priest’s daughter leave her, and she is truly free. However, when marauders attack her village, Sofea and her cousin, Prezi, find their lives taking a significant twist when they are taken across the sea and end up in Canaan. Feeling like her gods have abandoned them, Sofea is determined to keep her cousin alive and escape these strange people whom they have stumbled upon. Who is this One God, Yahweh, that these people worship? Is He really bigger than Sofea's gods whom people have died for?
Meanwhile, in Kedesh, Eitan is weighted down with guilt from the events that occurred eleven years ago. Struggling within the walls of Kedesh, a city of refuge, he doesn’t know what his life will become, until he meets Sofea. However, can he tell her his darkest secret? Or will it only bring more devastation in her life?
Shelter of the Most High explores all of these questions and more throughout its pages. I felt utterly enraptured with this book, it was so beautifully written and ceased to lose my attention. I loved how the book showed the perspective of both Sofea and Eitan rather than one of them. I find it so neat to read the accounts of two people since one perceives different from another. If you have read A City of Refuge, then you need to get Shelter of the Most High ASAP!

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  • Tamara
  • 19-03-19

Wonderful Arthur and series

I thank Jesus that there are books like these to choose. They are truly a blessing. They are well written and paint a picture so lovely and clear that I can visualize every scene and character.

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  • Susan Fryman
  • 29-01-19

Shelter of the Most High

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.

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  • Betty W
  • 13-11-18

WORTH IT!

Captivating stories. Characters were so believable & you became involved in their intrigue. Very well written

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  • Ceige
  • 11-11-18

Stuck on this author

I discovered Connilyn Cossettes books based on Old Testament periods by accident. Her stories both intrigue and draw you into a different time period. I enjoy decent character development and story lines that grab your imagination in and this book has both. There is more context if reading the books in succession but they stand on their own. Weaving fiction around historical events is not usually my mainstay for fiction reading but Connnilyn does it in a way I find both honours the history and puts flesh on it. I give it a lower mark for performance simply because some of the voices used for narration grate a little.

#depth #suspense #history #feelsatisfied #trueworth #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • mommabair
  • 09-11-18

Even BEtter!

Last few chapters.....I just love sacrificial love, commitment & acceptance reminds me of Jesus

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  • Mrs. K. Reed
  • 11-10-18

A bit underwhelming

I'm a huge fan of Connilyn Cossette and the last 2 books before this one are stellar. Inreally likenhow her books connect but the story line in this one was a bit dull. I wanted to like it but more because of her past books but it was just ok for me.

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