Monday, July 8, 2019




Recently widowed, Rivkah refuses to submit to the Torah law compelling her to marry her husband's brother and instead flees Kedesh, hoping to use her talents as a scribe to support herself. Without the protections of her father, Kedesh's head priest, and the safety of the city of refuge, Rivkah soon discovers that the cost of recklessness is her own freedom.

Malakhi has secretly loved Rivkah for years, but he never imagined his older brother's death would mean wedding her himself. After her disappearance, he throws himself into the ongoing fight against the Canaanites instead of dwelling on all he has lost. But with impending war looming over Israel, Rivkah's father comes to Malakhi with an impossible request.

As the enemies that Rivkah and Malakhi face from without and within Israel grow more threatening each day, is it too late for the restoration their wounded souls seek?


Just finished this delightful read and I'm wondering if anyone noticed the theme here? It's in one of Jesus' parables and one of my favorites of all of His stories!!
I was really happy to return to Kedesh with all of my friends again!! It seems forever in between books!!
Forgiveness is also the theme here. 
Forgiveness is a very important part of our lives even in Biblical times.
I love Connilyns' stories!! I love how she makes the characters come to life from the Bible. It's amazing that you can feel their feelings coming through the pages of time from her pen
I love how Conni continues the story from the Book of Joshua. 
I liked how the book was action packed from the very beginning and you definitely wanted to see what happened to Rivkah and Malicah.
My mom always told me that some boys have trouble with their feelings about telling a girl he liked so he picked on her. Of course I thought Mom was full of it. But later on in life I found that she was right.
Usually moms are. Dads too.
These authors that write stories like this are truly gifted. 
Well done Connylin!! Will Amit have his story to tell? I'm hoping so!!
Oh and twins rum on my husband's side of the family too!! More on the Fox side though. Thank goodness!!
Well, anyway I enjoyed this story very much and I eagerly await the next story from Conni!!


Connilyn Cossette
Connilyn Cossette is the CBA-Bestselling, Christy Nominated author of the Out from Egypt Series and the Cities of Refuge Series from Bethany House Publishers. When she’s not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible. She delights in discovering new gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Although she and her husband have lived all over the country in the last twenty-plus years, they currently call North Carolina home. (less)


Cities of Refuge (4 books)
  • A Light on the Hill (Cities of Refuge, #1)
  • Shelter of the Most High (Cities of Refuge, #2)
  • Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge, #4)


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