First Line Fridays: A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

First Line Fridays: A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette


Hello and welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to see the first lines of all your books! I love seeing some books that I’ve personally enjoyed and even some new ones to add to my TBR.

The book I’m featuring is:

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette


I’m almost finished reading this one and I highly recommend it! This is the tale of Moriyah, a girl who hides behind a veil to hide her shameful scar of the mark of the Canaanite Gods. This only reminds her of her time in captivity and that no man would want to marry her.

When her father finds her a widower who is looking for a mother for his sons, things go horribly wrong. She finds herself fleeing for her life and is unprepared for the danger that she finds as she seeks an established Levitical city of refuge.

I’m loving every moment of this brand new series. Connilyn Cossette keeps you gripped from the first page, creating an intense novel that keeps those pages turning. Stay tuned for my full review coming to the blog soon!

And the first line is:


1406 BC

The priest’s kohl-lined eyes glazed over as he held the iron brand in the center of the cedar-fueled flames.

Chapter One

1399 BC
Shiloh, Israel

With one finger  I followed the rippled path of shame down my face.

Curious to know more? Then I highly encourage you to pick up a copy today!

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!



9 responses »

  1. Happy Friday! I’ve never heard of this author so thank you!😁

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading soon, Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak!

    As far back as Sloane McBride could remember, she’d been told she was an ice-queen. Even the people closest to her, especially the people closest to her, complained about her reserve.

    Have a great weekend!😁


  2. I cannot wait to get to this book!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today I am showcasing the first line from Michelle Griep’s newest novel, The Innkeeper’s Daughter. I am loving the book. It is a page turner, and the hero is wonderful. I am just starting chapter 18, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    “Johanna opened the door to chaos, then stood there, jaw agape.”


  3. Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.


  4. I’ve seen this book twice in some weeks now! Really intriguing 😉 My lines for today: “Louisville, Kentucky, 2015

    All Allison wanted was for this conversation to be over. That and she hoped the ehavy gray clouds would part and the sun would appear. It could go either way today – sun or rain. She stood at the kitchen window, peeling old white paint off the sill as she waited for the Kentucky sky to make up its mind.

    Meanwhile, sitting behind her at the table, her lover, Cooper Mc Queen, gently ruined her life.” Happy Friday!


  5. My hold just came in at the library today! I’m hoping to be able to read it before I have to give it back 😀 I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:

    “Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”

    Happy weekend!


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