Counted with the Stars
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Pace: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Quality of Writing: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Characters Development: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ⑨ 10
Ease of Reading: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ⑩
Publication Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 345
Series: Out of Egypt-Book 1
Summary on back cover:
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'd ever know swept away and now facing the trails of the desert, will she return back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?
Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette is a fascinating glimpse into the life of Kiya, an Egyptian who flees with the Israelites. The author’s prose was lovely, the story was thought-provoking, and the Biblical narrative was portrayed in a way that honored Scripture. I found myself drawn into a world where the God of the Israelites protected and provided for His children in miraculous ways. This story sparked thoughts of my God’s faithfulness and greatness, both then and now.
Kiya, along with a host of other characters, were drawn with artistic strokes. Relatable and multifaceted, each character made me feel he or she could exist in my own world. The book follows the plagues of Egypt and ends before the golden calf is constructed. Each page is worth reading to glimpse a hint of the star-like beauty of the story. Although set in a backdrop of the darkest night, the lights shimmer like a candle's flame in a tunnel.
I hope you enjoy reading this wonderful story.