To Dwell Among Cedars (The Covenant House 1) by Connilyn Cossette
Published: December 1, 2020
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Length: 352 pages
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.
This is definitely my new favorite book by Connilyn Cossette! This story had me captivated and I couldn’t stop reading! Her descriptions are so detailed that this story came to life for me. I had such a clear picture of everything in my head. I can’t wait for the next book!!