Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge, #4)

Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge, #4) Strong Willed Tirzah Wants To Join Her People In Driving The Enemy From The Land Of Israel And Undergoes Training For A Secret Mission Inside The Stronghold Of Shechem But Soon After She Has Infiltrated The Ruthless Aramean Commander S Kitchen, She Makes A Reckless Decision That Puts Her And Her Allies In Grave DangerFresh Off The Battlefield, Liyam Returns Home To Discover His Beloved Daughter Is Dead After His Vow To Hunt Down Her Killer Leads To Months Of Fruitless Pursuit, His Last Hope Is In A Family Connection That Comes With Strings Attached Strings That Force Him To Pose As A Mercenary And Rescue An Infuriating Woman Who Refuses To Leave Her Mission UncompletedWhen An Opportunity To Pave A Path To A Hebrew Victory Arises, Can Tirzah Convince Liyam To Fight Alongside Her In The Refuge City Of Her Birth Or Will Liyam S Thirst For Vengeance Outweigh His Duty To His People, His God, And The Woman He S Come To Love

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  • Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge, #4)
  • Connilyn Cossette
  • English
  • 15 April 2019

10 thoughts on “Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge, #4)

  1. says:

    What a stunning conclusion to this series Book 4 in the Cities of Refuge series is about Tirzah, the youngest of Moriyah and Darek s children Fans of the series and the Out of Egypt series will be glad to see some familiar faces my favorite character was back , but there is enough history in this book that if you haven t read the others, you won t be lost I would still recommend reading these in order and reading this series after the Out of Egypt series in order to BEST enjoy this one though That will give you the depth of character history that adds to this story.Tirzah is young, strong willed and fleet footed She feels restless in her lot in life as a woman, until she realizes that as a woman, she can become a spy in ways that her brothers cannot in the kitchen As she convinces her brother to allow her to spy behind enemy lines, she finds herself in a predicament and ends up under the protection of Liyam, who is seeking out his daughter s murderer in order to obtain justice Because with his appearance, he can pretend to be a mercenary The 2 of them work well together as they unravel some of the enemy s stronghold and must go back under cover to Kadesh to aid the armies of Israel once again This book takes place after the death of Joshua, when the Israelites have been oppressed by the Arameans for 8 years and God raises up the first Judge in Israel I ve often wondered how the Israelites could so quickly forget within a generation of how God faithfully brought His people to the Promised Land that they would lose it so quickly, but in reading Ms Cossette s novels, I ve been pulled back into those times and seen with my own eyes how it happened This is what I love most about Biblical Historical fiction that it helps me to better understand the stories within the Scriptures.One of the things that really stood out to me throughout this book were the uses of the names of God Tirzah refers to Him very personally based on her circumstances the One who Sees and the One who Hears, as well as Yahweh and Adonai Her inspirational speeches to the Levites were convicting to me as well about becoming dormant in our faith The picture of flames as a symbol of our faith came up time and time again, making the title a very poignant reminder that we should be like flames in the night to those around us This was also a book about forgiveness and mercy I loved all of the side stories that happened And I found a treasure of unconditional love in these pages as well So much I gleaned spiritually from this book, all while being entertained I beleive of the series, this one is my favorite and competes with Wings of the Wind as my favorite Connilyn Cossette book This wrapped up this series nicely and though I d love to see of these characters hint, hint to the author , I am also excited to see what ventures she takes us to next I would recommend this book to any fans of Biblical Historical novels, and historical romance in general as well, as the love story was beautifully done Many romance novels in the same trope as this one will have the characters living in tension for a third of the story as they won t reveal their feelings for each other because they re afraid the other person doesn t feel the same way and it will ruin everything, this one was a breath of fresh air as Liyam and Tirzah are communicative and avoid that tension altogether Special thanks to Ms Cossette and Bethany House Publishers for an advance copy of this book I was under no obligation to write a review and the thoughts contained herein are my own.

  2. says:

    Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette is the fourth and final book in the Cities of Refuge series We follow both Tirzah whom we ve seen grow up in the previous books and Liyam, a new character Liyam is a widower who just lost his little daughter, and has sworn vengeance on the man who killed her by driving recklessly If you ve read the previous books, you know that Tirzah s family has a history with blood avengers which might cause some friction Tirzah is a very spirited woman, with many skills She s recently become widowed due to the Aramean s oppression She doesn t want to sit around and let others do the work of freeing Israel, she wants to help After an opportunity arises, she is reluctantly trained as a spy by her brother sooo impressive , and placed in an enemy household as a cook to overhear the conversations It is already a tricky place where death comes too swift even if you re not a spy, and the stakes are high When they become too high, Liyam is send to take her home, but instead she convinces him to stay in his position as hired mercenary to unfold secrets And that is only the beginning really I m so much in love with the main plot of a woman spy And Tirzah is such a wonderful versatile character, she s perfect for the job though ok, sometimes a little reckless I love how she trained with her brothers and became very good at it This book kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how things would unfold and it unfolded a bit different than I expected which is awesome There were many twists and turns, and wow it was amazing Liyam is a very interesting character, he is torn between his duty to Israel and his personal vengeance, and his story was very moving There were also so many spiritual lessons Tirzah makes some amazing speeches that hit home, not only with the Levite priests which is quite a feat, being only a woman , but also with me What struck me most, is that a spiritual revival, a return to God, was actually important and victorious than actual battles, even with all the spying being done That is such an important message If you have faith, it is a flame what will burn brightly in the night The people regained faith, and that was followed by action, a desire to do the right thing and rise up It left me in awe The characters were very well developed and likable and the plot just kept turning in amazing directions with the right pacing to keep it interesting I liked headstrong Tirzah best as you may have noticed, but Liyam is very amazing too, rough on the outside but kind on the inside, and he actually relies on Tirzah and taking her seriously, and his inner struggles and his way back to Adonai There is a side plot of found family, which I loved, and as always the characters from the other books are present it s become a clan than a family by now lol , which feels like a warm embrace and it s amazing to see what their lives are like now I loved every minute, and I didn t think any book could top Until the Mountains Fall, but this one honestly did It s my favorite of this series and I just couldn t stop reading This will be one of my favorite books of 2020 and yes I know that s early but sometimes you just know it s a gem when you find it I can recommend this to anyone who likes Christian historical fiction I do think it would be wise to read the earlier books in this series, otherwise it might be a bit confusing with a lot of names and throwbacks to earlier stories It can be read independently if you really want to, but I wouldn t advise it I received a free e copy, but my opinions are my own.

  3. says:

    One lone flame does little to push back the darkness, but many little flames will soon create a blaze that will defeat the darkness.Wow What an incredible finish to the Cities of Refuge series There is suspense, spying, mercy, forgiveness and unconditional love Yahweh for His people, Tirzah for Odeleya and the many who die to redeem their land Tirzah is a young widow who is skillful, dedicated and a fast learner She wants to help in the fight against the Aramean occupation of Judah s cities and lands Sending a woman as a spy was just not done but with much convincing and a great deal of training she was allowed to go to Shechem as a cook Here she worked, listened and passed information back to her brother who was the leader of the fighting forces As the remnant rises up, her faith is renewed and she remembers that the Lord will fight for her, she needs only to be still.Liyam has lost his wife in childbirth and his daughter to a trader s lack of ability to control his team and wagon Seeking only revenge, he sets out to find that one eyed Moabite It was lovely to read how Yahweh brings him back to the place where forgiveness is possible, as he helps in the mission to oust the Arameans from the land One lone flame made all the difference A good reminder for all of us to let our light shine wherever we are.I received this book through NetGalley, Bethany House Publishers and the Baker Publishing Group All impressions and comments are my own and were in no way solicited.

  4. says:

    Connilyn Cossette puts everything into Like Flames in the Night that one would expect from a series finale, and Tirzah goes where women at least during Biblical times were least likely to gobehind enemy lines to help save her people from oppression at the hands of the Arameans The story is replete with twists and turns that continue to satisfy the reader again and again Tirzah has enough passion for her cause to risk everything, but does she have enough passion to convince Liyam, the Levites, or the rest of Israel to return to God and rise to victory The historical accuracy in this book is evidence of why Connilyn Cossette has such a great following The depiction of the rules that applied to the cities of refuge provide a backdrop for the story line that transforms the reader into a participant in the novel Read this book and you will be inspired.I received a complimentary copy of this book through the publisher and was not required to write a favorable review All opinions are my own.

  5. says:

    I have enjoyed all of the books in this series and am sad I won t be seeing these characters again This story introduces some new characters that are just as strong lovable as characters earlier in the series This book focuses on the time when the Arameans conquered the Promised Land and oppressed the Hebrews Othniel and his army are working to take back the land with the help of an unlikely heroine I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher I was under no obligation to write a review and the thoughts contained herein are my own.

  6. says:

    I absolutely loved this strong and powerful conclusion to the Cities of Refuge series After watching Tirzah grow in the past couple books, it was so fun to have her be the protagonist of this one I love who she grew to be, her stubbornness and determination, and her love of her people The new characters brought into this story are compelling, especially Liyam and his family I found the themes of forgiveness and redemption to be very moving and challenging.I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author All opinions expressed are my own.

  7. says:

    What can I say, I am overcome with joy Connilyn Cossette decided to write one book for the Cities of Refuge series Surely it would have been incomplete without Like Flames in the Night as this is her best yet and I do not say that lightly.No, Moriyah has come a looong way since A Light on the Hill Her family has come a long way.Facing hostility, grief, and animosity, they ve lived as fugitives, with Moriyah in particular unable to leave the walls of Kedesh, but that never stopped her and her family from building a community where they were, tending to others needs so that they will also know how much they are loved by the One Who Sees And Moriyah s joy only increases as she finds herself free from the bondage that kept her in Kedesh and able to journey to her dear Shiloh once again with her family.As enemy lines draw closer and closer, however, and as each City of Refuge falls, the cry for battle comes once for all men to join forces A cry young Tirzah feels called to commit to alongside her brothers The price for freedom and justice is a high one to pay because flame lit must be put in full view if it is meant to overcome the darkness Tirzah knows this nevertheless, to light up this flame means also to come face to face with the wickedness within ourselves and that might be the greatest challenge and the sweetest reward.Drowning in grief, Liyam is determined to avenge the blood of his daughter When his journey brings him to the woman considered a sister by his mother and to the pleading of a desperate father concerned for his own daughter, how can he turn away but answer the cry of help his people once again However, when he encounters a young woman who both confounds him and intrigues him, a people who are rising up with tools not fit for war but with faith strong enough to move mountains, can his own flame find fuel to be lit and overcome the deep shadows he is lost in I cannot express how much I appreciated this book Connilyn Cossette brought to life once again a people that have grieved much but also who know how to wholeheartedly hope and seek the One Who Hears their cry for deliverance I will cherish these stories and continuously reflect on them I received a review copy from the publisher All opinions are my own.

  8. says:

    The last in the Cities of Refuge series by Connilyn Cossette, Like Flames in the Night, is my favorite of them all Tirzah is not a weak woman with a sordid past, but instead is a strong, secure woman with a passion for her God, Yahweh, and His people She is single minded in her purpose to destroy the Aramean power that has taken root against the Israelite nation over the past 8 years She is willing to give it all and is a spark of inspiration to her fellow believers Liyam, on the other hand, is out for revenge when he is sidetracked by a secret mission to rescue Tirzah from a spy assignment gone awry The love story that ensues is truly beautiful and unexpected We, the readers get to meet up with past characters from the previous books in what feels like a family reunion Ms Cossette s completed series flows together to create a symphony of lives intertwined I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher All the opinions in this review are my own.

  9. says:

    Connilyn Cossette puts everything into Like Flames in the Night that one would expect from a series finale, and Tirzah goes where women at least during Biblical times were least likely to gobehind enemy lines to help save her people from oppression at the hands of the Arameans The story is replete with twists and turns that continue to satisfy the reader again and again Tirzah has enough passion for her cause to risk everything, but does she have enough passion to convince Liyam, the Levites, or the rest of Israel to return to God and rise to victory The historical accuracy in this book is evidence of why Connilyn Cossette has such a great following The depiction of the rules that applied to the cities of refuge provide a backdrop for the story line that transforms the reader into a participant in the novel Read this book and you will be inspired.I received a complimentary copy of this book through the publisher and was not required to write a favorable review All opinions are my own.

  10. says:

    Walking into comfortable relationships with a new book s characters is a joy like meeting up with dear friends you haven t seen in a while You plop down into a comfy chair and crack open the book, excited for their new adventures and updates.This is how I felt as I sunk my reading teeth into Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette I ve read all of her books and greatly anticipate each new book Connilyn s research of the ancient times, culture and history brings the story to life Her attention to detail is incredible I love that her books are faith based, inspirational and draw from the Bible Like Flames in the Night is a multi layered book which gave me much reading satisfaction.This book focuses on two characters 1 Tirzah is the daughter of Derek and Moriyah She is a young, childless widow widowed because of the oppressive, ruling Arameans who took her husband and others and due to harsh treatment, he died Her older brothers are warriors fighting for the liberation of their land, and Tirzah asks them to teach her to be a warrior and a spy Tirzah is committed to Yahweh and now is committed to fighting off the oppressors Her brothers eventually give in and teach her.2 Liyam is the son of Tirzah s mother s dearest friend Liyam is a widower who recently lost his daughter, Nadina, to an accident He wants blood revenge for his daughter s death Liyam comes to the village Tirzah lives in as he s hunting for the man who ran over his daughter and, because he is a warrior himself, is recruited into service for Yahweh s troops.Against this backdrop, the story kicks into high speed Without spoiling a reader s enjoyment, let s just say Tirzah and Liyam s adventure in Shechem is full of suspense, intrigue, and miracles what a great movie it would be I felt quite satisfied with the outcome of the Shechem adventure and thought, my there are a number of pages left in the book what now Connilyn does not disappoint her readers A fun surprise occurs after Shechem and then the book ramps up for another great adventure in the City of Refuge where Tirzah was raised I could not put the book down I was engrossed in the details of character development, human emotions, relationships, blossoming love, hardships, joys, disappointments, victories, tragedies and the intervening hand of Yahweh Connilyn has a gift to bring fictional characters and their plights to life Connilyn s spiritual depth is visible as she writes about the characters struggle to find faith, hold onto it in the midst of adversity, and walk it out in their everyday lives, trusting in Yahweh, the One Who Sees This book will encourage, challenge and inspire the reader in his or her faith walk Needless to say, I highly recommend this book You will NOT be disappointed.

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