Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Release: Counted with the Stars

Book Title: Counted with the Stars
Author: Connilyn Cossette
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Bethany House

Description:
Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch

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.


To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

My Review:
I've read the Bible's account of Moses and the exodus out of Egypt numerous times. I've watched a few movies and read a few books about that time period but this is one of the first that was from the perspective of an Egyptian. I loved it! Especially because it gave you a glimpse of what life would have been like for the Egyptians who left Egypt with the Hebrews.

The storyline was wonderful. Connilyn Cossette took a well-known story and, while staying true to scripture, put a new and unique spin on it. Her characters were all well-developed and likable; with the exception of the few "bad guys".

As I've said before, I don't usually read all that much biblical fiction but it's quickly becoming one of my favorite genres! -Although my first book by this author it definitely will not be my last!

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Note: I received this book from Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley in return for an honest review. http://bethanyhouse.com http://netgalley.

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