Counted With the Stars – Out from Egypt, Book 1
By Connilyn Cossette
Kiya has been raised in a life of comfort and ease in her father’s household in Egypt, so she is devastated to find that her father has sold her into slavery to pay his debts. Kiya finds herself serving a cruel mistress and humiliated before those she used to call friends. A friendship begins to blossom between Kiya and the Hebrew girl, Shira, a fellow slave. When the Nile River turns to blood, Shira begins to speak to Kiya about the God she worships and the promised Deliverer. Enticed by the promise of freedom and tormented by the incessant plagues on her Egyptian people, Kiya begins to consider escaping the land of her birth with the Hebrew people.
What a great inaugural novel for Connilyn Cossette. Well written and engaging, the author quickly draws you into Kiya’s heartbreak and trials. The underlying story is true to the Biblical account. Seeing Biblical events through different eyes, this novel highlights the Exodus story from a new perspective. I found this book very engaging, and am really looking forward to the next book in this series. Overall, I give this book a solid A: great Biblical fiction read!
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.