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.
A Light on a Hill by Connilyn Cossette is a wonderful start to her newest biblical fiction series Cities of Refuge. I loved that the Moriyah is the main character because ever since finishing Wings of the Wind I wanted to see how her story ends. And I must say that I was not disappointed. The themes of hope and grace, as well as God's mercy and forgiveness are spread throughout this story balancing well with the sweet romance. I'm also super excited for the next book in this series which will feature Eitan a character you'll get to know in A Light on a Hill. Connilyn's books are perfect for those who love biblical fiction or just amazing storytelling.
5 out of 5.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.