Back Cover Reads: "Though Isreal has found relative peace, Moriyah has yet to find her own. Attempting to avoid the scorn of her community, she's spend the last seven years hiding behind the veil she wears. Underneath her covering, her face is brandedBack Cover Reads: "Though Isreal has found relative peace, Moriyah has yet to find her own. Attempting to avoid the scorn of her community, she's spend the last seven years hiding behind the veil she wears. Underneath her covering, her face is branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods, a shameful reminder of her past captivity in Jericho and an assurance that no man will ever want to marry her. When her father finds a widower who needs a mother for his two sons, her hope rises. But when their introduction goes horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at on of the newly established Levitical cites of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face and the enemies-and unexpected allies-she will encounter on her way."
Having read Connilyn Cossette's Out of Egypt series, I was thrilled when I discover she wrote another book. The first book in her new series, Cities of Refuge, she didn't disappoint! I started and finished this book in one day, I couldn't put it down. Connilyn does a fantastic job at immersing the reading in biblical times. As I read, I felt as if I was living through Moriyah's eyes. You begin the book with Moriyah, the 13 year old we met in Wings of the Wind (the final book in the Out of Egypt series). Which is one aspect of Connilyns writing I absolutely love, rather than continuing the story with the same main character she uses another character you met along the way, deepening and growing the story. Filled with heart, action and some surprising twists, you won't bore of this book. The characters and their development is real. Moriyah's growth is beautiful. The book also contains questions for conversations-*don't read them until you finish the book they contain spoilers.
Fabulous book by a fabulous author. A must read!
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