A Light on the Hill – Book Review

A Light on the Hill is unlike any book I’ve read. It’s biblical fiction, but with a unique twist. Connilyn Cossette gives us a glimpse into Old Testament times by sharing the story of a young woman kidnapped and branded with the mark of the Canaanite temple gods.

After her rescue Moriyah spends the next seven years cowering in her home, hiding behind a veil, convinced that no man will ever want to marry her. When her father finds a widower who needs a mother for his twin sons, she feels hopeful for the future until a tragic mistake forces her to flee for her life. With an unexpected ally, she faces countless dangers on her way to one of the newly established Levitical cities of refuge.

Connilyn Cossette does a great job of drawing us into the ancient world. Our heart breaks for Moriyah, for the many injustices she’s endured. But through her struggle, we’re able to enjoy the triumph of a future that’s nothing like she imagined for herself, but wonderful in its own way. A Light on the Hill is an encouraging story of hope for anyone feeling like their situation is hopeless.


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