Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar {Review}

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Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar {Review}Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar
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ISBN: 1496414004
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Published by Tyndale House Publishers on May 1st 2016
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
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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?


The Land of Silence starts off during a beautiful day of joy and playfulness… Tessa Afshar’s prose is witty and the personality of our main character Elianna comes right off the page as she interacts with her brother Joseph. However, quite quickly things change for Elianna and the story takes off. Following family tragedy, she has to find distraction, they all do just to continue to go on in everyday life. Things need to be done, and Elianna wants to make up for a debt she thinks that is her fault and throws herself into any task and finds some solace there.

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar #ChristianHistorical #BiblicalFiction is a recommended read from Debbie Macomber


About Tessa Afshar

Tessa Afshar

Tessa Afshar is the author of several works of biblical fiction. In 2010, she was voted new author of the year by Family Fiction for her first novel, Pearl in the Sand. Her second novel was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Christian Book Award, and her third novel won a Christy Award in 2014. She holds an MDiv from Yale University, where she served as co-chair of the evangelical fellowship at the Divinity School. She has worked full time in ministry ever since.

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