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A Light On The Hill by Connilyn Cossette

 

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After being branded during the battle of Jericho, Moriyah has had no prospects for marriage–until now. She hopes to please the man, but things go horribly wrong and she is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the Levitical cities of refuge, she is unprepared for the dangers she faces, and the enemies–and allies–she encounters on her way.


 

“I do not know the mind of the Eternal One, Moriyah. But neither do you. He has preserved your life this far, in the most unlikely of situations. Perhaps He has a unique purpose for you, in spite of what you endured. Or perhaps because of it.” He took my face in his hands, his brown eyes intent on mine. “But I do know this, if he commands you to speak truth, you must do so. No matter the cost.”

Connilyn Cossette has been a favorite of mine since her first book came out, and I am surprised at how she tops herself each time she writes a new one!! I didn’t like biblical fiction until I tried her Out Of Egypt series….Then, wow!!! All of her writing delivers like a wonderful fiction book, but also makes me want to read the Bible and just worship Him more.

A Light On The Hill is the first installment in the Cities Of Refuge series, documenting the events following after the Israelites captured Jericho in the book of Joshua. The story was amazing, and it felt intricately woven….Like she truly poured all her heart, soul, and energy into crafting the perfect plot twists and characters for Moriyah.

The romance felt natural, the action was perfection, and I honestly couldn’t put it down for very long without starting to think about what happened next!

I also loved the travel aspect of this book. I don’t normally read that type of story, but it was refreshing and exciting to follow her along, especially with so much detail to the landscaping.

Overall, it was just a solid book. I loved it! I can’t wait for the next one coming out in October of this year.

 

LINKS AND FUN STUFF:

ALSO! I met her at a book signing in February to celebrate the launch of A Light On The Hill….And yes, she is just as amazing and sweet in person as she is on social media!

-Halee

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Destination Unknown (Book 2 In Roadside Assistance series)-Halee’s Bookshelf

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I’ve read this lovely book twice, and it never gets old! The plot, family dynamic and the Christian themes provide just enough depth to tone down some of the annoying characters. (Characters that are actually necessary to the feel of this story.)


It’s senior year, and Whitney Richards is tired of the constant pressures to be perfect. When she gets a D in Calculus, her mother immediately hires a tutor, worried Whitney won’t get into the ‘right’ college—her alma mater—with imperfect grades. Her tutor, Taylor, is a quiet, mysterious boy who is unlike anyone Whitney has met before. But Taylor’s rougher upbringing has her mother and friends discouraging any type of relationship. Tired of having to play a part for everyone else, Whitney quits the cheerleading squad that once defined her social identity, and begins spending more time with Taylor. Her mom and friends worry Whitney is making a huge mistake, and even Taylor begins to show concern for some of her choices. But for the first time, Whitney is in the driver’s seat of her life. Will she be able to find her identity—and God’s plan for her life—before she throws everything away?


This book is a contemporary in that it’s very simple to read and understand but it’s not fluffy or “air-head-ish” like most of that category!

Whitney suffers from the consequences of her parents spoiling her just a bit too much-and getting a rude awakening when she meets Taylor. Immediately, that relationship is very interesting…..Their personalities and backgrounds being so different; not to mention she feels humiliated having to meet with a tutor. God uses him and many other circumstances to teach her about the shallow-ness of the circles she runs with. She realizes through painful conversations that everything she’s been striving for in the past several years has been meaningless and not near as important as her and her family always believed.

I LOVED this book both times I read it. It’s super quick, yet packs a punch!

As for some of my negative thoughts, I don’t appreciate how Whitney described appearances a few times….A tiny bit too descriptive for my taste. I’m not saying it wasn’t realistic, it just shouldn’t be portrayed in a book that’s read by younger girls. :-) But that’s honestly all.

Overall- I would recommend this book to any girl 12 and up, especially if you’re in the mood for a “palate cleanser” storyline!! ^_^

~By His Grace,

Halee

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SOME INFO AND LINKS FOR THE AUTHOR, AMY CLIPSTON:

-Her Roadside Assistance Series-

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Amy Clipston is a wife, mother, bestselling author, crazy cat lady, Disney fanatic, Marvel fan girl, kidney donor. (Bio from Instagram)

***She’s also written over 30 books, so be sure to check her other series’ out!!***

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The Coronation – Up and Coming Author!!

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What do you want in a good novel? Not just in a particular genre, but the basic foundations… Do you want flawed and developed characters? A super fast-paced action plot? Or maybe you prefer a poetic writing style?

For me personally, I have only a couple that I want to see for my next favorite story.

Continue reading “The Coronation – Up and Coming Author!!”

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Moving Target-Halee’s Bookshelf

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Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3) by Lynette Eason

When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe come up missing, things get interesting. The search for the two missing detectives continues while far away they are in the clutches 0f a madman’s twisted idea of a game. Now, Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, because if they don’t win this game…They die.


In a story like this fast-paced suspense novel, you never know what to expect. You’re constantly shocked and you always think you know the plot, but the twists and turns are too much to keep up with! Coming from a person like me who loves watching shows like Criminal Minds, this book was a pleasant surprise that entertained me. I stopped watching CM years ago though, due to too many dark and inappropriate cases. BUT it was so cool to me to be able to get into the killer’s thought processes and ponder through the story’s clues and hints without being exposed to bad scenes and language.

 

I was also highly pleased with the amount of spiritual content as well! The two main characters and their families experience hard things, they fail a lot, and they don’t trust God enough during the trials. But they all slowly but surely found redemption and I loved reading that.

 

I highly recommend this romantic suspense book to anyone who enjoys a thrilling crime story! Moving Target will not disappoint.

~Halee

Feel free to check out Lynette’s website here:

http://www.lynetteeason.com/

And here’s Lynette’s first two books in the Elite Guardians Series:

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Request content from this blog….

Hello everyone!! I’m just popping in here real quick to ask if ya’ll could take this survey!

I want to know what needs to change, what posts ya’ll want to request, and overall how I can change for the better.

Thanks, guys! Also, if this survey doesn’t work, PLEASE let me know. I totally new to this, so I’m a bit clueless about creating surveys.

 

~By His Grace, 

Halee

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It Is Happening. Yes.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. 

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MY BLOG GIVEAWAY IS UPON US LET US REJOICE  AND GET VERY EXCITED FOR THE PEEPS!!!!!!

Hello everyone!!! Yes, it happened. I hit my stat goals ( 3K views) and it is December and time for giving! I recently posted about it on IG and I’m hoping to get many entries.

Want to know all the things????

WHAT THINGS: 

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A paperback copy of Secret Keeper by Dannah Gresh! I’ve read it, it was great! Really, a must read for every girl.

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An autographed paperback copy of Secrets Of Royalty!!! This is a prize to be excited about, a real treat, for sure!

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An adorable custom set of hand-sketched coloring pages/art by Anna Husmann and  Hope Pennington

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A beautiful, hardback copy of Savor:Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist!

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Finally, 2 $5 Scooter’s Coffee gift cards to two winners!

 

HOW TO WIN THE THINGS: 

tag 5 people (in one comment) who might enjoy these prizes/my account/blog.

📬follow the people who contributed to this giveaway.(@strivingforexcellence312@hope_pennington @livylynnglittergirl )

📬subscribe to my blog!

📬📬For an extra entry, repost one of my Instagram photos from my feed, the older the cooler, in my opinion! 

 

TWO EXTRA TIDBITS TO KNOW: 

  1. There will be 6 winners!!! Whoever has the most entries (names in a hat) will win one of the prizes, and first come first pick on which one you’d like!
  2. This giveaway started on December 1st, 2016 and will go through December 8th, 2016! You have plenty of time to get your entries in before it ends….

 

 

P.S. To those of you STILL reading, I am giving you ANOTHER entry. Comment below your FAVORITE SEASONAL DRINK, and you’ll be entered 5 additional times.

 

(I would say good luck but…. #awkwardmoment *coversfacewithhands*)

Happy winning!

 

By His Grace,

Halee