by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Counted With The Stars, by Connilyn Cossette, is a Biblical Fiction retelling of the Hebrews’ exodus from Egypt. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the familiar Exodus story from this new perspective of an Egyptian teenager who was recently sold into slavery to pay off her father’s debts. Connilyn’s description of the plagues and desert wanderings added a new dimension to the familiar event.
As Kiya’s mistress does her best to make Kiya’s life miserable, she befriends a Hebrew slave and begins to learn about the Hebrew God.
When the last terrifying plague strikes Egypt defying all the gods Kiya trusted, her master releases Kiya, tells her to quickly gather her mother and older brother, and hurry to the home of her Hebrew friend to be saved.
For the sake of her brother and mother Kiya flees her beloved Egypt with the Hebrews, but wonders how she can depend on their God, Yahweh, after he killed her people?
In a wilderness so far from home where not everyone is as they seem, will Kiya know who to trust?
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Bethany House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.