I’m so excited! Today is the release day for Connilyn Cossette’s new book, A Light on the Hill! As a member of her launch team, I already got to read it, and it is fabulous and every bit as good as her Out from Egypt Series, all of which I got to help launch! You can see my reviews of those here: Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3.
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The girls and I got to attend the launch party for A Light on the Hill this past weekend! Mrs. Cossette has been living just a few towns over from us, but we’re sad that she is actually moving away next week so this will probably be our last opportunity to attend one of her book launches. 🙁
This book launch was so much fun! Mrs. Cossette is very animated and fun, and this time in addition to a Q&A, she actually did a reading from the book which I was able to video for you!
Are you hooked yet?
About the Book, A Light on the Hill
Title: A Light on the Hill
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Series: Cities of Refuge, Book 1
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Bethany House
Print Length: 336 pages
Summary from the publisher: 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.
Since I had already fallen in love with a very young Moriyah in Cossette’s last book, Wings of the Wind, it was so exciting to get to read the rest of her story in this book! Cossette’s writing is fabulous, full of complex and growing characters, and the plot is riveting, full of twists and turns that make this book nearly impossible to put down.
This is absolutely a five-star book! There is so much to love about it! The book is told in first person, all from Moriyah’s perspective, and I must admit that there were several times that I found myself desperately wishing we could have some chapters from Darek’s perspective! I so wanted to know what he was thinking!
As I said about Cossette’s Out from Egypt Series, I think readers will enjoy the fresh perspective this author brings to a brutal time in ancient history even if they do not currently believe in God. This book is actually more historical than Biblical since the Bible is fairly silent on this particular time period. I feel certain nearly every reader will find the story engaging!