2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Connilyn Cossette & Like Flames in the Night

Posted September 7, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 Carol Awards, Author Interview, Christian, Connilyn Cossette, giveaway, historical, romance / 16 Comments

Hello again! Through September 11th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of chatting with all of the 2021 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Connilyn Cossette and her historical romance Carol Award finalist book Like Flames in the Night! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE and you can follow along with the posts HERE.

FYI – There will be 2-3 posts per day, many of which are offering a giveaway, so make sure you catch them all!

Cities of Refuge #4
GENRE: Inspirational Historical/Biblical Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House

RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020
PAGES: 380

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 danger.

Fresh 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 uncompleted.

When 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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I asked the author…

What do you most want readers to take away from Like Flames in the Night?

When I wrote Like Flames in the Night, way back in 2018 or so, the world was a different place. I could not have in any way foretold just how drastically things would change, nor how quickly but I certainly knew from the Word that the closer we get to Jesus’ return, the more upheaval there would be and the more those of us who take His name upon us would need to be prepared for trial. It’s truly amazing to me how after all those months of wrestling with the plot and characters, that the Lord would use it to encourage future me, who—as many know—is going through some trials of my own, and to remind me what counts eternally and what does not.

So, for as much as I want readers to come away from LFITN with a deep sense of satisfaction in the conclusion of the Cities of Refuge series and with a lasting attachment to Tirzah, Liyam, and every single one of Moryiah’s family members with whom we traveled over so many years (just as I do), more than anything I hope that my readers are inspired to dig deeper into the Word of God. To remember that we are the bearers of His likeness, the ones to whom a rich inheritance as priests of the Most High God has been given, and that like those who are suffering right now all over the world for the sake of His name, we must be prepared to stand and speak truth no matter the cost.

Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible to discover gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home. Connect with her at www.ConnilynCossette.com

Connilyn Cossette is offering a print copy, winner’s choice, of any 1 book she has in stock to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the historical romance Carol Award finalist Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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16 responses to “2021 Carol Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Connilyn Cossette & Like Flames in the Night

  1. Angie

    Have recently started reading Biblical fiction and would love to read one of Connilyn Cossette’s!! Thnx for a chance to win!!

  2. Becky D

    It was bittersweet reading that novel: it was a great finale, but sad to no longer read about that family of characters. Connilyn writes so well, and her characters are relatable & loveable!

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