A Light on the Hill (Cities of Refuge #1)

A Light on the Hill (Cities of Refuge #1)

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....

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Title:A Light on the Hill (Cities of Refuge #1)
Author:Connilyn Cossette
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:0764219863
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

A Light on the Hill (Cities of Refuge #1) Reviews

  • Christine Bierma
    Feb 05, 2018
    A beautiful story, told brilliantly. Cossette weaves history and fiction together so seamlessly that the reader is afforded the opportunity to just enjoy the story and fall in love with the characters. I find in this book and in her other books that the author has an uncanny ability to...
  • Loraine
    Apr 05, 2018
    This book takes place right after the birth of Israel and during the wars for possession of the land by the Hebrews. Moriyah, at age 13, was captured by the Midianites during a war and taken to Jericho where she was turned over to the Temple priestess and branded as a prostitute. After...
  • Roseanna White
    Apr 29, 2018
    Another gorgeous Biblical novel from Connilyn Cossette! This one kept me up far too late and was handily finished within 24 hours. Who needs to do housework? ...
  • Laura
    May 11, 2018
    You wouldn't think that fiction could speak to you in such a way that it would end up changing your life, but A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette has done exactly that for me. Our main character Moriyah has been carrying a burden her whole life. After being taken captive by Can...
  • Kate (The Shelf Life)
    Mar 05, 2018
    Oh, my goodness! Where do I begin with this story? Connilyn Cossette is an author I watch new releases for. Each story grows on the next and the world just blossom. A Light on a Hill is the first of this new series, Cities of Refuge. It is a bit of spin off from her previous seri...
  • Beth
    Feb 10, 2018
    I wasn?t sure if Connilyn Cossette could top herself, but I enjoyed A Light on the Hill just as much as her previous release. She?s become one of my favorite authors, so I was eager to get my hands on her new series opener. I?ve never read any other Biblical or historical fiction...
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    Feb 27, 2018
    One of my favorite new genres is biblical fiction. It is taking factual events from the Bible, and creating a bit of a backstory to the characters we know about, but not everything about. It might even use a major biblical event as the setting for the novel, such as Connilyn Cossette h...
  • Joyce
    Jan 31, 2018
    This book is a must-read for lovers of biblical fiction. You will walk in time and place with the young woman Moriyah, hearing her heart, feeling her fear, knowing her Yaweh. This book is full of action, faith and fear. It will leave you with much to ponder in its wake.  This book ...
  • Shantelle
    May 22, 2017
    A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette is a unique and beautiful read! It is the first book to a new series called CITIES OF REFUGE, but it does connect to the debut series by this author. In fact, we meet the main character of this book, Moriyah, in Wings of the Wind! Connilyn Co...
  • Amy
    Feb 14, 2018
    I really enjoy what author Connilyn Cossette does with Biblical fiction. She takes fictional characters and places them in the timeline of the events or the characters get to experience the laws that were provided for the Israelites. In A Light on the Hill, we get to see a first-hand a...
  • Kav
    Jun 01, 2018
    Connilyn Cossette's writing style is so lyrical it begs to be read out loud. Exquisite descriptions about life and customs in biblical times -- I swear this author must have a time machine because she gets it right every time. At least, I feel like it's right for the time period. Even ...
  • Fizzy
    Feb 14, 2018
    This book is my 20th book of the year. That is a mini milestone on the quest to the larger goal. It wasn?t meant to be my 20th book. Life went sideways and got really messy. I?m still in sideways messy mode and will be for a while but I?m also working hard at finding a new balanc...
  • Martha
    Jan 23, 2018
    Cities of Refuge. It is not a topic in the bible that I have read much about, but the history surrounding it fascinated me. This is a new series by this author, but previous characters from other books came up very briefly. This is a completely new series though. I will say that I was ...
  • Clara
    May 08, 2017
    For some reason, Biblical fiction is not my go-to genre. But, since giving her first a try, I can?t read one of Connilyn Cosette?s books without fangirling. I know I need to put everything on hold because I?ll be useless until I finish them. Moriyah has been branded by shame,...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    May 25, 2018
    Having read Connilyn Cossette's prior series, "Out From Egypt", I expected her latest novel "A Light on the Hill" to be equally well written. But not only is this novel just as good as her prior books, it even surpasses them and in my estimation is her finest one to date. The story ...
  • Amy
    Feb 14, 2018
    A Light on the Hill is the first book to Connilyn Cossette?s new series, Cities of Refuge. I loved this book! This is by far my new favorite by this author. Her talent really shines through in this one. The details are so vivid, the characters seem to come alive. I just love Moriyah....
  • Rebecca
    Mar 06, 2018
    " . . . a light in a dark place to those who are weary and in need of rest." Moriyah has suffered unspeakable tragedies in her young life; kidnapped by Midianite traders, taken to Jericho and forced to serve a pagan goddess, brutally branded as a temple priestess; finally being resc...
  • Staci
    Jan 31, 2018
    I am so thankful Connilyn Cossette is not hiding her talent underneath a bushel and instead sharing her gift of writing with readers. Her fourth novel, A Light on the Hill, is the beginning of a new series: Cities of Refuge. A deviation from her prior series that became quickly appa...
  • V. Palmer
    Feb 17, 2018
    I just...I can't...I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much I absolutely, utterly, completely ADORED A Light on the Hill! Prepare for a gushfest! A Light on the Hill tells Moriyah's journey after the events of Wings of the Wind, the third book in the Out From Egypt Series. I sque...
  • Hannah
    Mar 06, 2018
    4.5 stars A very well-written and researched book set in the early days of tribal Israel, in the first decade after the crossing of the Jordan and fall of Jericho, dealing with settling into the new land. The details are beautifully researched and engaging, never dragging despite the ...
  • Cynthia Marcano
    Jun 01, 2018
    Every book in this series has gotten better than the one before. I really enjoyed Moriyah's story. I love how her inner beauty was more visible than her outer beauty, and her character made her outer beauty that much more appealing. It was a treat being on the run with Moriyah and t...
  • Rachael
    Feb 17, 2018
    I really liked how the author brings out one of the more obscure parts of the old testament: the cities of refuge, a refuge for manslayers who have killed accidentally. Since there aren't any specific accounts of the cities in the bible--just the rules regarding them--it gives the auth...
  • Alicia Ruggieri
    Apr 22, 2018
    I enjoyed Cossette?s Out of Egypt series, and so I joyfully anticipated this new series, set in the time immediately following the wilderness wandering of the Israelites. Cossette has a unique way of weaving together a personal message, Biblical and cultural history, and a great stor...
  • Michelle
    Feb 16, 2018
    I couldn't put this book down!!! I am a huge fan of Connilyn Cossette's "Out from Egypt" series, so I was elated to hear she was writing a new series! Biblical Fiction is one of my favorite genres. This book did not disappoint?it exceeded my hopes and expectations by far! It was ...
  • Sam B
    Mar 06, 2018
    This book is the first in Connilyn Cossette's new series Cities of Refuge. If you are new to this author, let me first tell you that her books are amazing! But I truly believe, to get the best experience, all her books should be read in order. This might be a new series, but I consi...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Dec 28, 2017
    A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette is an interesting Biblical fiction story. Even though Biblical fiction is not my chosen choice of genre, I have heard wonderful things about Cossette's writing. While I haven't sampled any of her writing yet, I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction...
  • Becky Van Daniker
    Mar 02, 2018
    Oh my goodness! Where do I even begin?! A Light on the Hill is the first book that I?ve read by Connilyn Cossette and it won?t be my last! I recently found out that this is an indirect continuation of Wings of the Wind (from the Out of Eygpt series) which I have immediately added t...
  • Halee
    Feb 14, 2018
    ?I do not know the mind of the Eternal One, Moriyah. But neither do you. He has preserved your life this far, in the most unlikely of situations. Perhaps He has a unique purpose for you, in spite of what you endured. Or perhaps because of it.? He took my face in his hands, his brow...
  • Lydia Howe
    Feb 06, 2018
    Why I Choose This Book: Folks. Miss Connilyn's writing is amazing. Goodness, y'all. Her Biblical fiction has drawn me in from the very first page every single time. When her last trilogy ended I was really sad because I REALLY wanted there to be a fourth book that featured one of th...
  • Susan
    Feb 08, 2018
    Wow! A new author to add to my list of favorites. A Light on the Hill is a fantastic beginning to a new series. The setting is 1399 BC Israel centering on the beginnings of the cities of refuge mentioned in Joshua 20. I was not prepared for the immediate immersion when I as the re...