Friday, June 1, 2012

Book review of Harvest of Rubies

Title: Harvest of Rubies

Author: Tessa Afshar

Genre: Biblical fiction 
Rating: 5 stars
     Harvest of Rubies is the second book by Tessa Afshar her first book was Pearl in the Sand the story of Rahab. In Harvest of Rubies Tessa tells the story of Sarah Nehemiah’s cousin who unlike most women of the time can read and write and speak many languages. She becomes the main scribe to the queen. The story sort of reminded me of the Biblical story of Esther. That Sarah become the queen’s scribe when the queen needed her most, because Sarah discovered a plot against the queen.
     What I love about Tessa Afshar is that when she writes novel she remains as close to the Biblical record as possible. Ms. Afshar makes her characters come alive and allows the reader to be drawn into the story. Harvest of Rubies is a fiction read that will entertain you, but it will also encourage you. Tessa Afshar books in my opinion will encourage you to pick up your Bible to confirm that she stays true to the Biblical account as much as possible.
     I enjoyed reading Harvest of Rubies and look forward to the next book from Tessa Afshar. 

I was given a free copy for my kindle from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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