A Story of Redemption and Forgiveness

Once again Connilyn brings the setting and characters to life. The ability for the author to paint a picture of history, war, pain, faith, mercy, love, forgiveness and redemption. That His love withstands everything regardless of what we go through. Have you ever read a book that pulls you in from page one? Each page I heard people in the market place, the conversations that Rivkah had as a scribe. 

Rivkah, a strong woman who has recently been widowed agrees to marry her dead husband’s, younger brother, Malakhi. Through the encouragement of a friend, they both away to find freedom but instead finds oppression. Malakhi who is forced grow up while at the same time learning to deal with rejection,  injuries that he sustained during war time, and lost love. The two of them  question God’s faithfulness. Will their faith be restored? Where will God lead them?

Another well written book that will transport you back to Old Testament Times. The ending did not disappoint and book four will be released in 2020.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and the publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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A Light On The Hill

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I normally do not read Biblical Fiction, but I am now hooked and will be reading every book of Connilyn Cossette’s moving forward. The author is an incredible wordsmith as she weaved individual characters stories in a story that will keep you up well into the night. Although the book is fiction, the author writes in such a way that will pull any reader in, no matter what their religion is. The theme weaved throughout the book reminds us how Jesus provides safety for all who come to Him for refuge from any sin and the punishment that follows.

Moriyah was kidnapped and taken to Jericho where she was branded on her cheek before she was rescued. From that point forward, she kept her face covered with a veil and did not stray from home, she was afraid that others would judge her and shame her family. When her father informs her that he found a man to marry, she was quite surprised especially when Raviv, only wants to marry for the dowry and is not a kind person. To honor her dad, Moriyah decides to prepare a special meal for her husband to be and his sons. Something terrible happens and she now has to flee and head for a sanctuary city to save her life and receive a fair trial. Through out this, Moriyah thought that Jesus had left her only to find out He has been with her through this trial.

 

A Light on the Hill is an example of love and God’s mercy. Just like Moriyah, the main character in the book, who hid behind a veil, we also tend to hide behind things for fear of judgement from others. Through mercy and God’s grace, Moriyah overcomes her fear and becomes the shining light that Jesus wants her to be. This book is a must read, be ready to go on a journey. Without Jesus, nothing is possible. He is always with us through thick and thin!

I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.