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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…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,…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: 4.35 · 14,138 ratings · 1,797 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pearl in the Sand

4.29 avg rating — 5,239 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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Harvest of Rubies (Harvest ...

4.37 avg rating — 2,918 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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In the Field of Grace

4.35 avg rating — 1,991 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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Harvest of Gold (Harvest of...

4.31 avg rating — 1,794 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Land of Silence

4.53 avg rating — 1,351 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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Bread of Angels

4.43 avg rating — 649 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Pearl in the Sand, Sampler

4.44 avg rating — 72 ratings
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Harvest of Rubies, Sampler

4.85 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Harvest of Gold Sampler

4.73 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Thief of Corinth

4.66 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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InTheFieldofGraceTessaAfsharSmallToday I’d like to share two more wonderful reader reviews of In the Field of Grace. (Reprinted with permission from the authors.)


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In The Field of Grace is fourth book by Tessa Afshar, and is a sequel of sorts to my beloved Pearl In The Sand. It tells the story of Salmon and Rahab’s...

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"Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar is a book that gifted me with entertainment, a message to ponder, and enough tension to keep my attention all the way through. Set in the ancient city of Corinth, Afshar delighted me with witty dialogue, multi-face..." Read more of this review »
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"Thief of Corinth is set in the New Testament and Tessa will transport you back to those days. When reading you will forget you are in the 21st century and be back in Biblical days. You will smell the rich scent (yep good and bad), feel the heat, t..." Read more of this review »
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"Redemption and Restoration There is a reason that Tessa Afshar is one of my favorite Christian authors. She pens Biblical fiction with consummate skill and keen insight, and “Thief of Corinth” is no exception. The ancient world of first-century Co..." Read more of this review »
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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.”
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