Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette ( Book One of Cities of Refuge)

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses, that the manslayer who strikes any person without intent or unknowingly may flee there. They shall be for you a refuge from the avenger of blood. 
Joshua 20:1-3

Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now.

Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way.

About the author
When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives in a little town near Dallas, Texas. She can be found online at

My Review
Connilyn Cossette truly doesn't disappoint. A Light on the Hill is book one of her new series, Cities of Refuge and follows right behind her other series, Out From Egypt. Her first two books are still my favorite from her and I highly recommend reading them first, yet I think you can start this series without reading her first series.

It’s fun to read about the Feast, shofars, and tzitzits and have a deep understanding of what they mean/are. I personally celebrate all the Feast, wear tzitzits and hear the shofar blown every Sabbath from my dad. Connilyn has done a beautiful job at showing some of the beauty of our Abba’s ways, with Hebrew names, biblical calendar dates, just to name a few that will perhaps get you curious to dig a little deeper in your faith with things you might not be familiar with. I have heard of a few readers purchase shofars after reading her books… how fun is that!

Her writing is for sure geared towards women and older teens and always holds a sweet romantic tale. It's refreshing to see writing with historical biblical elements, real female characters, and how our Abba has always loved us.

I highly recommend A Light on the Hill, and look forward to book two, Shelter of the Most High.

You can purchase, A Light on the Hill at Amazon

You can learn more about Connilyn and her books at her website