Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Counted with the Stars Book Review

Out From Egypt Series
Book One

SUMMARY:  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?

REVIEW:  This book was intriguing, engrossing and delightful.  It's the first book I've read that spoke of the plagues and the exodus of the Hebrews from the point of view of an Egyptian slave as she experienced them.  Instead of being in the middle of the action in the throne room, Kiya hears the stories of Moses from a distance.  Kiya went from wealth to slavery to experiencing the move of God as He rescued His people from Pharaoh's grip.  Ms. Cossette shows how God saves His people from the Egyptian soldiers and provides food and water for them, even those not of Hebrew birth.  The depth of characters, their relationships, and the troubles they faced kept my attention the whole time and made it difficult to put down, even for a moment.
     This was a most enjoyable novel.  I cannot wait for the next one to be released so see how the rest of the story plays out. Connilyn Cossette is an author I am keeping on my must read list and look forward to anything else she will write.

This book was provided by Bethany House for review without compensation.

Connilyn Cossette is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends and reading obscure, out-of-print history books when she is not homeschooling her two sweet kids (with a full pot of coffee at hand).  There is nothing she likes better than digging into the rich, ancient world of the Bible and uncovering buried gems of grace that point toward Jesus.  Although a Pacific Northwest native, she now lives near Dallas, Texas.  Counted With the Stars is her first novel.  Connect with her at

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