Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he’d been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod, Lukio has achieved every goal with the help of his ruthless cousin. But just as he is set to claim the biggest prize of all, the daughter of the king, his past collides with his present in the form of Shoshana.
After a heartbreaking end to her secret friendship with Lukio, Shoshana thought to never see the boy with the dual-colored eyes and the troubled soul again. But when she is captured in a Philistine raid and enslaved in Ashdod, she is surprised to find that the brutal fighter known as Demon-Eyes is Lukio himself.
With explosive secrets and unbreakable vows standing between them, finding a way to freedom for both may cost them everything.
Between the Wild Branches by Connilyn Cossette is a beautifully woven story. It is a Biblical story that shows a young man who returns back to the one woman he loved. Lukio is strong and brave. He eventually finds his way back to God and on the right side. The characters like Lukio and Shoshana are the kind that pull readers, like me, deeper into the novel. Connilyn Cossette is a talented writer. She creates an engaging tale. There is an emotional journey, the intrigue of what will become of the characters, and the characters themselves that sell this book. I love reading every page. It proves love and faith can win after all.