Book Reviews

Two Book Reviews =}

Two books reviews today — one REALLY good one, and one not-so-good one. I’ll start with the really good one =)


#1: Counted With the Stars  -     By: Connilyn Cossette

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?

Counted With the Stars was a really good look at the events leading up to the Exodus told from the viewpoint of a young Egyptian girl. It was truly interesting the way the imagination of the author took events and enlarged them to make all the pieces of the story fit smoothly and seamlessly together. While I was reading, I could tell that Mrs. Cossette had taken the time to really study and learn about ancient Egypt — the culture, the people, and the different customs of everyone. I enjoyed that she used Scripture as a basis and never strayed from the Scriptural account found in the book of Exodus, all the while making this an enjoyable read. The author herself is a homeschooling Mama, which I thought was fun, since our family also has been home educated. And I thoroughly enjoyed the style of her writing, as it enabled me to be able to be drawn into the story line. I am anxiously waiting the next book in this trilogy, and this is definitely a book I would read again!

*I received a free copy of this book from Bakers Publishing in return for an honest review.
I did not have to agree with or like this book*


This book was a disappointment. I didn’t read much past the third or fourth page. The language was foul, the writing style was not something I particularly cared for, and the lifestyle written about was immoral and sinful. I would NEVER recommend this book to ANYONE!

*I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in return for an honest review.
I did not have to agree with or like this book*

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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.

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