Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar April 18, 2016

land of silence


Before Christ called her daughter . . .

Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?

My thoughts:

Tessa is a wonderful author. She brings something special to Biblical fiction and the same is true with her newest release.

Have you ever wondered about the story of the woman the reached out to touch Jesus’ robe? I have. I always loved her faith. Now Tessa brings this woman to life for us and gives her a story. It is a story full of heartache and wounds. Wounds only Jesus can heal.

I think what kept this story moving along for me was the fact that you knew Elianna was going to meet Jesus. I couldn’t wait for that to happen.

This story is also about not being defined by your past and letting go of things and accepting love from others.

This is a beautiful story that I am sure anyone who enjoys Biblical fiction will love.

Visit Tessa here.

Grab you copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by April 25th for you chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 


16 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar”

  1. worthy2read Says:

    I have not read any of her books, but based on your review, I will add her to my TBR!

  2. DK Stevens Says:

    I do enjoy Historical fiction and this one sounds intriguing…

  3. kim hansen Says:

    Nice review.

  4. KayM Says:

    Thank you for the great review. I’ve always loved and wondered about this story. I think it will be interesting to read this Biblical fiction account. Thanks you for offering a chance to win a copy. Blessings…

  5. carylkane Says:

    I love Biblical fiction! Tessa is a new-to-me author. Thanks for the great review!

  6. Martha Sturm Says:

    Learning (either history or a life lesson) and inspiration are always great benefits of reading. This looks like a good one to read.

  7. Brenda Murphree Says:

    I love Biblical Fiction. This one sounds like a good one. I have one book of Tessa’s but haven’t had a chance to read it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Patty Says:

    I haven’t read much biblical fiction, but love to see what authors come up with to flesh out the stories.

  9. Melanie Backus Says:

    Thank you for a great review and wonderful giveaway! This one sounds like a winner to me!

  10. Karen Spiegel Says:

    This does sound like a winner. Love Bible stories, fiction and nonfiction. Would love to win it. Thank you for the opportunity.

  11. Janet Estridge Says:

    We have Tessa’s books in the church library but not this one. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win her book.

  12. This is a new author but I will definitely be adding her to my want to read authors. The book excerpt sounds great. Historical and biblical fiction are favorites of mine and I can’t wait to read this. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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