First Line Friday 23.1 Featuring: Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

Happy Friday! We may be three weeks into the year but today is my first time joining in with First Line Friday for 2023. The book I’m featuring today is my first finish for 2023, and somewhat surprisingly it’s getting a 5 star rating from me! To keep the “firsts” train going – this is the first book I’ve read by this author, and the first in a series which I hope to continue reading this year. I’m pretty excited about it, so let’s get to the first line.

First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Reading is My Superpower. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!

The First Line

My sandals have not crossed this threshold since I was ten.

About the Book

Title: Counted with the Stars (Out from Egypt #1)

Year Published: 2016

Genre: Historical (Biblical) Fiction

Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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?

Have you read anything by this author? If you’re a fan of Biblical fiction, do you have any similar authors you recommend?

Don’t forget to check out the linkup at Reading is My Superpower for more First Line Friday content!

Until the next chapter,


10 thoughts on “First Line Friday 23.1 Featuring: Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

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  1. This book was my introduction to Cossette and I’ve read and loved everything she’s written since! I definitely recommend the rest of the series. 🙂 I think I’ve reviewed them all on my blog too ( Hope you continue to enjoy!

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  2. My first line comes from Hearts of Steel by Elizabeth Camden:
    New York City, 1890 Lower East Side of Manhattan
    Maggie Molinaro was five blocks from the safety of her uncle’s garage when she noticed the gang of boys following her.

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  3. This book is SO good! I love Connilyn Cossette.

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading The Billionaire’s Nanny by Elizabeth Maddrey. It’s a good story.
    “‘You’re back!’ Megan darted out from behind the cash register as soon as I stepped through the bookstore door, and pulled me into a tight hug.”
    I hope you have a good weekend. 😀

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  4. It’s not an author I’m familiar with but I’m so glad you enjoyed it – and reading about other’s fave authors or books they really enjoy is the whole point of blog hopping on these memes!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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