A Light on the Hill

A Light on the Hill

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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.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota :, Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780764231483
Branch Call Number: FIC COSS
Characteristics: 323 pages : map ; 22 cm.


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bibliosara Dec 08, 2018

An exceptionally well-done dramatic biblical novel, A Light on the Hill is the first in a series that places characters in a Biblical landscape that many of us feel uncomfortable remembering. After the Exodus, the Jewish people crossed the Jordan river and entered into the promise land… a promised land filled with idol-worshipers and enemies. Most of the citizens were slain by the Jews, something that is hard to comprehend as we look back in the Bible. Cossette, however, approaches the context with wisdom and insight. The customs and actions of the times, while no less difficult to read about, are written of in a way that helps readers understand some of the motivations of the Israelites - and the conflict that many Israelites may have felt themselves.
Moriyah, a young woman marred by a horrific past, flees from her home and family to seek safety in the walls of a nearby city of refuge: a city where, by Jewish law, criminals can remain safe until the time of the trial. But with her pursuers close behind, enemies all around, and unexpected complications, will Moriyah survive long enough to plead for justice?
A wonderfully written, historically fascinating, powerful story of love, forgiveness, and the mistakes that haunt us, A Light on the Hill is the Biblical fiction book everyone should read.

May 03, 2018

Not usually my type of book, but something about the story line made me give it a try. After only a few pages I was unable to put the book down. Don't start this story without a bit of available time or your chores will go undone. This author is a fabulous storyteller. This storyline was fairly predictable but Oh so very, very satisfying. Great moral lessons are a bonus. So beautifully told you will be transported back to ancient biblical times. Don't miss the authors notes following the conclusion of the book. Can't wait to read the next in the series!


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