Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

 

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Description:
A 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:

Another lovely beautiful fiction read from today. This one is told through the eyes of an Egyptian slave,  to whom a Hebrew girl befriends.

I throughly enjoyed this story although the hero of the story was a bit irritating to me. Kiya was flawed and throughly human as was her hero, which made the story all that more appealing. You could imagine it happening as they experienced the plagues, the escape, the uncertainty and lack of faith in an unseen, all knowing God.

The author, in this debut novel, really brings you into Egypt and helps you to experience what life would have been for all those in the situation. I look forward to reading more by this author.

This book was provided for review by NetGalley. The opinions contained herein are my own.

This book releases April 5th and is available for preorder. Counted with the Stars 

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