Connilyn Cossette is launching her first novel with fireworks and high acclaim (at least from THIS reviewer). Counted With the Stars is an incredible novel about the ten plagues of Exodus, the eviction of the Israelites from Egypt, and the true freedom found by those Egyptians who left with the Israelites.
Kiya is a young lady in a fairly wealthy family that meets an unexpected doom when her father's ships all capsize and sink. Her father sells her into slavery in order to repay his debts. He sells her to the man who was once her mother's paramour. His wife treats Kiya abominably and even though she's ont allowed to touch Kiya, she beats her within an inch of her life. Kiya continues working for the bitter woman because of her brother's physical disabilities and his artistic abilities, until the man gives her her freedom and encourages her to leave with the Israelites.
Connilyn has done her due diligence with her research. Her imagination of the effects of the plagues wove into the warp and woof of the novel seamlessly. What Connilyn has done so well it defies description is she has given a pathway to spiritual freedom through the pages of her book. She describes the pathway through obedience to God and God's acceptance of all who will follow Him wholly.
This is one of the best books I've read this year. (I know I said this before, but this one fits that bill too.) Connilyn has produced a five star books, two thumbs up, and gold gifts from the Egyptians.
My thanks to Revell Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.