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Tessa Afshar

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TESSA AFSHAR is a Christy and Christian Book Award winning author of historical and biblical fiction, and non-fiction. Her books have been on the Publishers Weekly, ECPA, and other bestseller lists, and translated into eleven languages.
Her novel Daughter of Rome is a Carol Award Finalist. Land of Silence won an INSPY Award and was voted by Library Journal as one of the top five Christian fiction titles of 2016. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious Christy Award in the Historical Romance category, Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the ECPA Christian Book Award in the fiction category, and Thief of Corinth was an INSPY Award finalist. Tessa’s Bible study, The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings, based on the book of Ruth, won ECPA’
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Tessa Afshar I am currently working on the story of Lydia, the seller of purple goods who is mentioned in the book of Acts. She is an incredible character. An esta…moreI am currently working on the story of Lydia, the seller of purple goods who is mentioned in the book of Acts. She is an incredible character. An established merchant, wealthy, resilient, decisive, and successful in a world dominated by men, she turns her home into the first church to be established in Europe. (less)
Tessa Afshar I get to do what I love, and do it in my pajamas! In one day, I might visit a new country, talk to fascinating historical figures, kill a bad guy, tor…moreI get to do what I love, and do it in my pajamas! In one day, I might visit a new country, talk to fascinating historical figures, kill a bad guy, torture a good guy, and I don't even get arrested. What could be better? More seriously, I love hearing from the fans. They write me their stories, sometimes, stories that break my heart and make me weep. It is utterly humbling to be invited into someone's life like that.(less)
Average rating: 4.38 · 31,420 ratings · 4,038 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pearl in the Sand

4.27 avg rating — 8,655 ratings — published 2010 — 23 editions
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Harvest of Rubies (Harvest ...

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In the Field of Grace

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Land of Silence

4.49 avg rating — 3,422 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Harvest of Gold (Harvest of...

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Bread of Angels

4.42 avg rating — 2,147 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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Thief of Corinth

4.33 avg rating — 2,110 ratings — published 2018 — 12 editions
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Daughter of Rome

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Jewel of the Nile

4.43 avg rating — 1,264 ratings — published 2021 — 9 editions
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Pearl in the Sand, Sampler

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Road Trippin’ with Tyndale and Beth Vogt: Stop #5

Welcome to Tyndale Fiction’s Road Trip Scavenger Hunt! We’re so happy you are here. To participate, collect the key words through all 13 stops in order, so you can enter to win our grand prize giveaway {link http://www.crazy4fiction.com/2018/08/01/scavenger-hunt-giveaway/}!


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Tessa Afshar and 12 other people liked Alicia's review of Daughter of Rome:
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"Okay, it’s official, Tessa Afshar is now one of my favourite authors. I am blown away by how amazingly she brings the biblical world to life in her stories. This one in particular, Daughter of Rome, was SO WELL DONE. It shed fresh light on how instru" Read more of this review »
Daughter of Rome by Tessa Afshar
"I felt like a reread and since I am reading Romans I felt like reading about Priscilla and Aquila journey in the Daughter of Rome. Priscilla is trying to get over her sin for losing her baby out of wedlock, she is Roman. Aquila, a Jew, comes to Rome " Read more of this review »
Tessa Afshar and 7 other people liked Jolene - 's review of Jewel of the Nile:
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"Great storytelling permeates Jewel of the Nile from beginning to end. Relatable characters, a perfectly paced plot, skillful writing, and a mystery that spans continents combined to make this story a five-star read. I read the entire novel in two lon" Read more of this review »
Tessa Afshar and 9 other people liked Mimi's review of Jewel of the Nile:
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"Once again, Tessa Afshar has written an excellent novel. Her stories always bring to life Biblical times and I feel like I get to know the people from the Bible better, even if it is in a fictional way.

I love Chariline from the start. I could feel ho" Read more of this review »
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A perfect ending to a complex tale. Not for people who are offended by bad language.
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“We long for things that harm us and run from the things that grow and heal us. We think good is bad and bad is good.”
Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand

“I mean that the reason God seems to act in ways that make no sense to us is that our perceptions are wrong. Our expectations are subtly twisted. We long for things that harm us and run from the things that grow and heal us. We think good is bad and bad is good. God acts rightly, but to us, it seems confusing. Or sometimes plain wrong.”
Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand

“A woman needs to feel safe in love. She needs to know her husband accepts everything about her and still loves her. To be known through and through, including the failures of her past, the shortcomings of her character, and still be loved, that's the Promised Land of a woman's heart! That's where she finds rest.”
Tessa Afshar, Pearl in the Sand

Polls

This is the poll for September's Books of the Month - the two with the most votes will be our winners.

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
 
  9 votes 20.9%

Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings, #1) by Lynn Austin Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin
 
  7 votes 16.3%

God's Daughter (Vikings of the New World Saga, #1) by Heather Day Gilbert God's Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
 
  5 votes 11.6%

Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay
 
  4 votes 9.3%

The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2) by Sandra Byrd The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd
 
  4 votes 9.3%

In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Esther Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) by Angela Elwell Hunt Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Heart of the Story The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury Heart of the Story: The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury
 
  3 votes 7.0%

The Well (The Living Water Series) by Stephanie Landsem The Well by Stephanie Landsem
 
  2 votes 4.7%

The Crimson Cord Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1) by Jill Eileen Smith The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story by Jill Eileen Smith
 
  1 vote 2.3%

43 total votes
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