Counted With the Stars

Counted With the Stars

eBook - 2016
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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?
Publisher: [United States]: Baker Publishing Group , 2016
ISBN: 9781441229410
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook


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SPL_Brittany Apr 16, 2018

Many of us are familiar with the story of the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. What Cossette does is spin the story and has the reader viewing the situation in Egypt at this time through the eyes of Kiya, the daughter of an Egyptian merchant turned slave, and her fears and confusion over what is taking place in her city, along with her new role as a slave. I found it an interesting read trying to envision how these events would have appeared to her and other Egyptians during this time, as well as their fear and confusion toward these events and to a God that Kiya and her people would not be familiar with. I found it a compelling read filled with a wonderful cast of characters and vivid details that brought Ancient Egypt to life. An enjoyable read for those who enjoy biblical/Christian and historical fiction, gentle romance and for readers who enjoyed the Red Tent. 

May 10, 2017

wow what can I say?

I usually not attracted to biblical story. But this one I am spellbounded.

I love the flow, story, characters. I can imagine myself reading this book under the starry night in desert of Egypt. Surely this book was born from such beautiful place!

I enjoy letting each letters, each words absorbed into me I am there IN the story.

and the title!

The author is amazing storyteller.

Now I am Requesting the next books.

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt, #2)

Wings of the Wind (Out from Egypt#3)

Jul 12, 2016

Praise for Cossette! under the 'biblical fiction' genre, I decided to read my first book by said author . I was genuinely drawn into the created story of how a young girl, Kiya, was stripped of her hopes and dreams, but journeys to freedom, love and discovery of the one true God. I appreciated the author's take on the scope of Israel's dramatic deliverance from the house of bondage. Cossette provoked wonder and interesting perspective in terms of how horrifying the 10 plagues was on the land of Egypt and how the faith of the Hebrews was tested at every turn. I did feel that the story could have been shorter and still be as good, but I enjoyed it all nonetheless. The intercultural romance between Kiya (Egyptian) and Ebin (a Hebrew) was also well developed and very sweet. The characters were able to rise above their obvious differences and appreciate each other. I look forward to the second installment in this series.

May 09, 2016

This book is very well written and from a different point of view. It tells the story of the Hebrew slaves and an Egyptian family's Exodus from Egypt from a commoner point of view. It kept me reading far longer than I had anticipated. Very good story line and had a good Biblical background. I enjoyed it very much and can't wait for the next one in the series to come out.


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