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Tessa Afshar


Tessa Afshar

Tessa Afshar was voted "New Author of the Year" by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader's Choice Award 2011 for her novel PEARL IN THE SAND.

She was born in Iran, and lived there for the first 14 years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her 20s changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last 13 years in full-time Christian work.

Tessa Afshar

Books by Tessa Afshar

by Tessa Afshar - Christian, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance
Destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God, Ruth arrives in Israel with nothing to recommend her but Naomi's, love. While everyone considers Ruth an outcast, she is astounded to find one of the most honored men of Judah showing her favor. Based on the biblical account of Ruth, IN THE FIELD OF GRACE is the story of a love that ultimately changes the course of Israel's destiny and the future of the whole world.
by Tessa Afshar - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

A devastating past has left Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to the prophet Nehemiah, with two conclusions: that God does not love her, and that her achievements are the measure of her worth --- a measure she can never quite live up to. Darius Pasargadae is accustomed to having his way. A wealthy and admired arisocrat, the last thing he expects is a wife who scorns him. Can two such different people help one another overcome the idols that bind them?

by Tessa Afshar - Christian, Historical Romance

Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well --- walls of fear, rejection, unworthiness. A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith…of pride; a marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.