Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of biblical and inspirational historical fiction.
She holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University, where she served as cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School.
After working in women's ministry for nearly twenty years, Tessa became a full-time writer and speaker.
Tessa and her husband live in New England, where they proudly tend their mediocre garden.
She is the bestselling author of Jewel of the Nile. Tessa has written a new and thrilling tale of a woman who feels she has no future but soon discovers the fate of nations may rest in her hands.
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.
In her novels, you will find laughter and tears. You may find love stories that capture your imagination. Tessa says, "But my dearest hope is that by the last page, you are closer to God, and closer to your true self."