Sunday, 24 April 2016

Book Review: Counted With the Stars

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From The Back:

Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

Choosing to flee with the Hebrews, Kiya finds herself reliant on a strange God and drawn to a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

My Reflections:

I love to submerse myself in biblical fiction! I know it is not everyone's cup of tea but imagining what it may have been like during this time in history always fascinates me. 

Connilyn Cossette has penned an intriguing novel with her debut book called "Counted with the Stars." She had definitely made an impact on the publishing industry with her work!

The novel starts off in Egypt at a time prior to the plagues and the Exodus. The strong start and the steady pace of the plot kept the pages flying and the interest high. 
This story was told in first person point of view, I was delighted that this author has the ability to breath life into the other characters through this form of prose.

I enjoyed imagining the way it would have been to experience the failing of idol Gods to Yahweh's supreme force. The main character Kiya's whole belief system was shaken and she must decide who she must follow.

I think my favorite part of this novel was when the characters were still in Egypt. The plagues, the scenery it just set my imagination on overdrive. This author has the gift of engaging the reader, and weaving an exceptional story. I can't wait for her second book to be reaquainted with the characters I have come to love.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


  1. Connilyn Cossette
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    Connilyn Cossette

    When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure, out-of-print history books. There is nothing she likes better...
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