Forgiveness: Freedom We Can Embrace with Connilyn Cossette, bestselling author of Out of Egypt series

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". . . freedom we can embrace . . ." 
- Connilyn Cossette

This week, we have Connilyn Cossette here to chat about a book that serves as a powerful reminder. Continue on to check it out.

"Nicole Deese’s The Promise of Rayne is full of themes of forgiveness and examples of how refusal to forgive hardens hearts and destroys relationships. We meet Rayne Shelby struggling to prove herself to a family whose high expectations undermine her self-esteem and have caused her to make poor decisions in her ambition to pursue her dreams. Levi Harding has been on the receiving end of one of those decisions and must decide whether to forgive her and explore the attraction between them, or to continue the cycle of bitterness born of a rift between their loved ones long ago. Nicole’s story is beautifully written with subtle but powerful reminders of the undeserved grace offered by our Savior and the freedom we can embrace by forgiving those who have hurt and betrayed us, without condition. "

Connilyn Cossette is the CBA Best-Selling author of the Out from Egypt Series. When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand), she is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure out-of-print history books. There’s not much she likes better than digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible, uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus, and weaving them into fiction. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives in a little town near Dallas, Texas. Connect with her at

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Rayne Shelby has spent her entire life trying to earn the approval of her high-powered family, with the hope of one day managing her late grandfather’s prestigious Idaho lodge. But when she makes a mistake that puts her future in jeopardy, she faces an impossible choice: defy her family or deny her dream. The only way to fix the mess she’s created is to enlist the help of her neighbor, Levi, the apprentice of her family’s greatest enemy. And if Rayne gets caught crossing the divided property lines, the consequences will be irreparable.

Levi Harding has never forgotten the August night he shared with Rayne when they were teens—or the way she later rejected him. Despite his warring instincts, he can’t ignore her plea for help or the spark that’s ignited between them. But now, as wildfires bear down on their town and family secrets are revealed, their newfound alliance might just go up in smoke.



Thank you, Conni! I've yet the opportunity to read any of Nicole's books, but I look forward to it for sure. Thanks for stopping in and the recommendation. You know I love your Out of Egypt series and I'm looking forward to the third one, Wings of the Wind soon!


Alanah, a Canaanite, is no stranger to fighting and survival. When her family is killed in battle with the Hebrews, she disguises herself and sneaks onto the battlefield to avenge her family. The one thing she never counted on was surviving.

Tobiah, a Hebrew warrior, is shocked to find an unconscious, wounded woman among the Canaanite casualties. Compelled to bring her to a Hebrew healer back at their camp, he is soon confronted with a truth he can’t ignore: the only way to protect this enemy is to marry her.

Unused to being weak and vulnerable, Alanah submits to the marriage—for now. As she comes to know and respect Tobiah and his people, however, she begins to second-guess her plans of escape. But when her past has painfully unanticipated consequences, the tentative peace she’s found with Tobiah, the Hebrews, and Yahweh is shaken to the core. Can Alanah’s fierce heart and strength withstand the ensuing threats to her life and all she’s come to love?

Release Date: May 2, 2017



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  1. Thanks for hosting me here today Annie! You should definitely add Nicole's books to your TBR!

  2. I've not yet had the pleasure of reading either Conni or Nicole's books. I've added them to my Goodreads shelf.


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