A LIGHT ON THE HILL, by Connilyn Cossette, Bethany House Publishers.



After being branded during the battle of Jericho, Moriyah has had no prospects for marriage–until now. She hopes to please the man, but things go horribly wrong and she is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the Levitical cities of refuge, she is unprepared for the dangers she faces, and the enemies–and allies–she encounters on her way.

Published: February 2018


I received this novel in exchange for my honest review.


What a wonderful book!

Connilyn Cossette is a gifted storyteller. This is the first book in a new series by this author, her fourth I believe.  She’s included elements of biblical proportions in a historical fiction premise that focuses mainly on fictional characters placed in biblical history. Her lyrical writing style is a pleasure to read. In this book, she focuses on Israel, around 1399 BC.

You will love the protagonist, Moriyah, and the story she has to tell. Added elements of adventure and action make this story even more enjoyable and realistic. I knew nothing about Cities of Refuge and found this incredibly fascinating, so much so, that I researched it further after I finished the book. Truly amazing writing.

You should read all of Cossette’s books in order since she ties many characters together from one book to the next.  And they are all very realistic and very complex, each story let’s you into the protagonist’s innermost emotions and fears. Fantastic story!

I encourage all to read this book.

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