Sunday, June 03, 2012

Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Harvest of Rubies
River North; New Edition edition (May 1, 2012)
Tessa Afshar


TESSA AFSHAR was voted "New Author of the Year" by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader's Choice Award 2011 for her novel Pearl in the Sand. She was born in Iran, and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last thirteen years in full-time Christian work.


Remarkable Talent Threatens to Cloud a Life

The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin can speak several languages, keep complex accounts, write on tablets of clay, and solve mysteries. Her accomplishments catapult her into the center of the Persian court – working long hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and becoming the queen’s favorite scribe.

Not bad for a woman living in a man’s world: so why does Sarah feel like a failure?

A devastating past has left Sarah with two conclusions: that God does not love her, and that her achievements are the measure of her worth – a measure she can never quite live up to.

Darius Pasargadae is accustomed to having his way. A wealthy and admired aristocrat, the last thing he expects is a wife who scorns him.

Can two such different people help one another overcome the idols that bind them?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Harvest of Rubies, go HERE.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
Angela at All Grown Up
Angie at Joy On The Back Road
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Legacy of a Writer
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Megan at Hardcover Feedback
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
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Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tina at Tina's Book Reviews


Angela E. Arndt said...

I'm up at

Review to be posted Wednesday.

Thanks so much!


Ruth said...


Tarasview said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Deanna said...


Mocha with Linda said...

I didn't sign up for this one, but I needed something to post for tomorrow, so the blurb will go up at midnight on my blog.

Kim said...

I had already received a copy of this book from the author, so I didn't sign up for the tour - but I'm posting with you all so that I can be part of spreading the word about this very special book!


Charity said...

I am doing the same as Kim. Received for review but will post with CFBA. Great book!

Heart2Heart said...

Review is up and posted. Another great book!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

April Erwin said...

Amazing, love Tessa Afshar. Mine's up now.

Angela E. Arndt said...

My review is up today. Loved this book!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said... and CMM

Melissa Cwell said...

Not sure why, but I put on my calendar that this was an end-of-month review. . . so I'm putting the post up without a review, as I haven't read the book yet. Sorry about that! I will add the review once I read the book. :)

IE Mommy said...

Received book late. Will post review when completed. Until then have posted the HTML code info on my site -

Lynetta said...

Post is up at Open Book!

Margie Vawter said...


Katie McCurdy said...

Just posted it, with a review! :-)

Angela Breidenbach said...

Up today.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review!

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here.....

Janna said...

Just posted, hoped to have the review done in time, but I'm not quite finished...

Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with a review--loved this book!!

IE Mommy said...