Counted With the Stars
series: Out From Egypt
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's ever known swept away and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?
"Telling the story from the perspective of a Gentile who traveled alongside the escaping Hebrews, Cossette flips the script on the usual telling of the biblical tale in this promising debut work. Readers will smell the fear on Passover night, feel the wonder of the Red Sea crossing, and sympathize with the starving and thirsting of those escaping in the wilderness. The smart attention to detail and strongly developed characters also bode well for future installments of this Out of Egypt series."
"Her engrossing tale draws on the Book of Exodus and pays exquisite attention to the ancient setting, creating an exotic yet foreboding atmosphere. Biblical fiction buffs, especially those who follow Angela Hunt, Jill Eileen Smith, and Rebecca Kanner, are sure to be swept away by this promising new author."
"The first book in a new series, this was a fascinating look at the Hebrew Exodus through an Egyptian slave's eyes. The message of God's love for everyone is seen throughout the story."
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