The book I’m featuring this week is:
‘Lukio!’ I screamed, as a wave crashed over us and yanked my brother’s small hand from mine.”
I confess that I am incredibly spoiled and I am currently reading an early copy of this gem, but it officially releases in just a few days on Tuesday, December 1st. I am LOVING it so far, and Connilyn Cossette is proving once again how she has earned her spot as one of my absolute favorite authors of Biblical fiction. If you haven’t already pre-ordered this one yet, I HIGHLY recommend doing so! Right now, Baker has this book on sale for only $9.59 with FREE shipping! That’s an amazing deal worth jumping on. (There may or may not be a whole load of other books that are similarly discounted as well…#justblamebecca 😉 haha).
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 return the ark to Shiloh, where his tribe believes it belongs. 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.
Now it’s your turn!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.