Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Review and Giveaway: Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar August 28, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:10 am
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First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. It’s also filled with danger and corruption-the perfect setting for Ariadne’s greatest adventure.

After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father’s home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city’s corrupt of their ill-gotten gains.

Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father’s apprentice. As her unusual athletic ability leads her into dangerous exploits, Ariadne discovers that she secretly revels in playing with fire. But when the wrong person discovers their secret, Ariadne and her father find their future-and very lives-hanging in the balance.

When they befriend a Jewish rabbi named Paul, they realize that his radical message challenges everything they’ve fought to build, yet offers something neither dared hope for.

My thoughts and giveaway:

This one took me a little bit to get into. The first chapter definitely hooked me but I waned a little bit for a few chapters and then found myself fully invested.

The thing that really struck me about this book was what it must have been like to hear about Jesus for the first time. I think we take that for granted. We know about Jesus, we can read His Word.

But the people in this story had never heard about Jesus, it was all fresh and new, this idea of unconditional love.

This is another wonderful story by Tessa, she did not disappoint.

Visit Tessa here.

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

Leave a comment by September 10th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


15 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar”

  1. anxious58 Says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  2. Trixi Says:

    I have not read anything by Tessa, but have read some wonderful reviews like yours to pique my interest in her writing. And I do have Bread of Angels and In the Field of Grace on my bookshelf to look forward to 🙂

    Thanks for your thoughts on this book and for the giveaway chance!

  3. Lual Krautter Says:

    Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Would love to win a print copy of Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar. Thanks, again! Lual Krautter krautter12ATbresnanDOTnet

  4. MJSH Says:

    Can’t wait to read this one. Sounds really good.

  5. srconeauthor Says:

    I love Tessa Afshar and have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. She has the ability to make you see and feel everything, and I always learn something about God.

  6. Winnie Thomas Says:

    I’d love to win a copy of this. It sounds so fascinating.

  7. Dianna Says:

    I’ve heard good things about this book and author.

  8. adis30 Says:

    I really liked the books I have read by her in the past. This one sounds good too!

  9. kda61 Says:

    I love Tessa Asfhar’s books. I am currently reading Bread of Heaven. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  10. pattymh2000 Says:

    I don’t think I have ever read anything by Tessa Afshar. Would love the opportunity!

  11. Thanks for the chance to win! This book sounds really good!

  12. carylkane Says:

    I love Biblical fiction and I’ve not read any of Tessa Afshar’s books. Thank you for the opportunity.

  13. Paty Hinojosa Says:

    Sounds like a book I would love to read! I love early christians stories!!

  14. Deanne Patterson Says:

    I have not read anything by this author yet but have heard a lot of great reviews on her books. This sounds like a book I’d enjoy reading. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

  15. I’d love to read this!

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