Land of Silence

Land of Silence

Book - 2016
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2017 INSPY Award winner, general fiction category 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?
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016]
ISBN: 9781496414007
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 22 cm


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Kaycross Mar 31, 2017

A fascinating compulsive read. My first experience with this author. I sincerely hope you add more of her books to the Library.

Mar 19, 2017

A wonderfully written book that has insight, grace and excitement. Tessa Afshar is an amazingly talented author who has researched certain biblical characters and their historical background to form storylines that really draw the reader. A must read!!!

Nov 15, 2016

Another excellent read by Tessa Afshar - one of my favourite authours for her creativity, believability, and unexpected plot twists. She is able to touch the heart and share her heroine's thoughts and feelings without dragging it out in a tedious way like so many authours do. A great contribution to Biblical historical fiction.

Sep 15, 2016

Afshar’s research into period medicine has unearthed some truly bizarre treatments which find their way into the course of the story, and which add interesting historical detail. The plot, however, is needlessly complicated by the main character’s dysfunctional disposition which, I found, made her unlikeable at best. For those interested especially in Biblical-based fiction, the subject matter Afshar tackles is unique, but like medicine, at times difficult to swallow.

Jul 22, 2016

Loved this newest book of Tessa Afshar's! So well done.

Jul 07, 2016

For this story, Tessa Afshar should win more Christy awards, or any other award that can be conjured. This is the best story in the area of biblical fiction that I have been privileged to read all year. Afshar's brilliance as a writer is commendable as she immersed the reader into a compelling background story of the nameless woman widely known as "the woman with the issue of blood” . Afshar gave that woman a face, a name, and a struggle. Evidently well researched and divinely written, the reader is invited to the early times when Jesus Christ walked this earth. Jews still kept the law, Pharisees were inconveniently self-righteous, and bethorals were actually taken seriously! I met Elianna, a stubborn, brilliant woman longing for love and acceptance while living under a heavy cloud of guilt. Her circumstances robbed her of dignity, peace, and her one true love Ethan: a handsome man who was fiercely loyal. I admired and cheered the heroines' creative business acumen and obvious compelling nature. I lived through her struggle and her freedom after her encounter with the Messiah.
The story was deeply vivid with meaningful messages that will cheer the bible/historical fiction enthusiast.

Jun 10, 2016

This is an imaginative yet well researched work of historical fiction, my favorite genre. I loved how she expanded on Biblical accounts to creatively fill out the lives of characters and make them come alive.

Jun 05, 2016

Well written Historical Christian Fiction.


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