By Tessa Afshar
“This heart tells me your love is true… your love is trustworthy”.
Download the FREE Book Club Guide here
About the Book… (from the publisher)
The beloved daughter of Jewish captives in Babylon, Keren is sold into Daniel’s household to help her family survive. She becomes Daniel’s most trusted scribe, while taking lessons and swordsmanship training alongside Daniel’s sons and their best friend, Jared. But after a tragic accident changes the course of her life, Keren finds herself in a foreign country, charged with a mysterious task: teaching a shepherd boy how to become a lord. When she overhears whispers that hint at his true identity, she realizes she must protect him from the schemes of a bloodthirsty king. Jared cannot forgive Keren. Still, he finds himself traveling over mountains to fetch her back to the safety of home. When he discovers the secret identity of Keren’s pupil, Jared knows he must help protect him. Love battles bitterness as they flee from the king’s agents, trying to save the boy who could one day deliver their people from captivity.
Genre: Romance, Biblical Fiction
Themes: God’s Sovereignty, Jealousy, Regret, Healing, Sacrificial Love, Traditional Women’s roles, Education, Forgiveness, Redemption
CW – Infant Loss, Violence, Abduction Attempt
What I Loved…
I found the history and culture the most fascinating part of this story! I was intrigued by the methods used for writing during this time period and Tessa brilliantly immerses the reader into the Babylon empire!
This Book is for you if…
You love biblical fiction! It’s an exquisite mash-up of storytelling, romance, drama, and adventure