Biblical Fiction Book Review: Counted With the Stars




Publisher's Description

"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 Book Review

First sentences are important to me. When I begin reading a book, I can usually tell from the very first sentence whether I will enjoy every sentence that follows. Connilyn Cossette’s debut novel, Counted with the Stars, intrigued me from the first few words I read, and kept me a happy reader page after page. Her captivating descriptions of ancient Egyptian life and the Exodus gave me a fresh perspective on one of the greatest Old Testament stories.  Deep characters, a fascinating plot, and well-researched descriptions made it easy for me to appreciate this book and invest my time in reading it. 

The genre of Biblical fiction is new to me, but Connilyn Cossette’s well-crafted novel was so enjoyable, I am eager to read more, and excited by the fact that Counted with the Stars is the first book in a trilogy. Now, I am eagerly anticipating the first sentences in the two books that follow in this series! 

*Please note that I received a free advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own.

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