About the Book
Eight years ago, when the Philistines stole and then surrendered the ark of the covenant back to the Israelites, Eliora left her Philistine homeland to follow the ark to the community of Kiryat Yearim. There, the family she was adopted into has guarded the ark at the top of a mountain in seclusion.
Ronen is a Levite musician determined to secret away the ark to a more fitting resting place, watched over by priests who would restore the Holy of Holies. He never expected that the Philistine girl he rescued years ago would now be part of the very family he's tasked to deceive.
As Ronen's attempts to charm Eliora lead them in unexpected directions, betrayal leaves Eliora with strained family ties and Ronen questioning his own loyalties. Ultimately, Eliora and Ronen are caught up in the battle for the soul of Israel and its future under the leadership of Samuel, the last judge before the era of the kings begins.
About the Author
Connilyn Cossette is a Christy Award and Carol Award winning author whose books have been found on both ECPA and CBA bestseller lists. When she is 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 to discover 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 their twenty-plus years of marriage, they currently call a little town south of Dallas, Texas their home.
Author Connilyn Cossette has written another beloved biblical fiction adventure that readers will absolutely adore and will not want to put down. Readers can always tell that Cossette has put a lot of work into the historical details in her story, as it comes to life from the pages, creating a word that readers will not soon forget. What an incredible journey readers go on as they follow the story of Philistines Eliora and her younger brother, as they are adopted by a Levite family that helps to protect and guard the Ark of the Covenant. This beautiful and soul-stirring biblical fiction tale will both inspire and touch the heart of readers. And of course to add to the story is a unique and sweet romance between two of the beloved characters. This is a story that will resonate with readers and stay with them long after the turn of the last page.
Series: The Covenant House
Genre: biblical, historical, romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: December 1, 2020
Number of pages: 352
Other books in the series:
2-Between the Wild Branches (coming July 2021)
Disclosure statement: A complimentary review copy of this book was provided from tour groups, publishers, publicists, and authors, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, Or borrowed from Kindle Unlimited OR pre-ordered/purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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