Thursday, February 13, 2020

DAUGHTER OF ROME by Tessa Afshar, Reviewed by Kim

“The only way to peace is by learning to accept, day by day, the circumstances and tests permitted by God. By the repeated laying down of our own will, and the accepting of His as it is presented in the things which happen to us.”

This was one of my favorite quotes from Daughter of Rome. Tessa Afshar’s talent for creating fictional accounts around Biblical characters amazes me! Her writing style always draws me in and I’m always excited to see where she takes the story. In Daughter of Rome, Ms. Afshar takes the little we know about Priscilla and Aquila, and turns it in to a wonderful story about what it might have been like for Christians as the church was just starting.

This storyline kept my interest the entire time. It had some twists and turns that I did not see coming. I loved the theme of forgiveness that ran throughout the story. The characters are what made me really love this story, though. I loved how Paul was portrayed and Aquila and Marcus were amazing. I am hoping to see a story about Marcus soon! But, My favorite character, by far, was Priscilla. She beautifully showed the love of Christ. She was so giving and helpful - I loved her character.

I was not ready to see this story end. I really wished there would’ve been another chapter or two or an epilogue. I can’t wait to see what Tessa Afshar brings us next. 
*I purchased this book and was given a free ecopy. 

BackCover Blurb:
A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history.

When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God’s plan to transform them into the most influential couple of the early church. Nor can they anticipate the mountains that will threaten to bury them. Their courtship unwittingly shadowed by murder and betrayal, Priscilla and Aquila slowly work to build a community of believers, while their lives grow increasingly complicated thanks to a shaggy dog, a mysterious runaway, and a ruthless foe desperate for love. But when they’re banished from their home by a capricious emperor, they must join forces with an unusual rabbi named Paul and fight to turn treachery into redemption.

With impeccable research and vivid detail, Daughter of Rome is both an emotive love story and an immersive journey through first-century Rome and Corinth, reminding readers once again why Debbie Macomber has said that “no one brings the Bible to life like Tessa Afshar.”

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