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.
I only recently read Connilyn’s debut novel, Counted With the Stars, and was blown away by her writing style, intricate plot twists, and enthralling descriptions. I promptly listened to her next two books on Audible and began reading her fourth book, A Light on the Hill. It’s an absolute masterpiece.
I began reading this book aloud to my eighty-eight-year-old mother while visiting her for her birthday. She was hooked by the Prologue, and asked me to read every spare moment we had. We finished Chapter 20 the day before I had to leave, and she made me promise to send the book to her the DAY it released! She couldn’t wait to read the ending!
Connilyn’s ability to consistently surprise us with plot turns, creating fascinating characters and drawing us into the emotion and setting of a scene, is beyond anything I’ve read. Her depth of research is evident by the fine-tuned detail of her breath-taking descriptions.
In A Light on the Hill, you’ll find characters and a story of Israel’s early days in the Promised Land that will reach into your heart and warm you to the core. I have now read EVERY book by this author and will read every one hereafter. I’ve found a solid researcher and writer, who handles God’s Word with care, and weaves a story I can’t put down!