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Tessa Afshar

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Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel, Land of Silence, won an Inspy award, and was voted by Library Journal as one of five top Christian Fiction titles of 2016. It was also nominated for the 2016 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Inspirational Romance. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Her book, Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. Her first novel, Pearl in the sand, won her “New Author of the Year” by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader’s Choice Awards 2011. Tessa was born in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boardin ...more

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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)
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4.31 avg rating — 6,582 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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In the Field of Grace

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Land of Silence

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Thief of Corinth

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Daughter of Rome

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Harvest of Gold Sampler

4.75 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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"I thought this a very beautiful book with the theme of God's compassion running through it. Tessa Afshar is quickly becoming a favorite author in the Christian fiction genre."
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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

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