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Harvest of Rubies

Harvest of Rubies
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Harvest of Rubies

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The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman.

In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth - the measure of her self.

Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation. Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums - her very being proves to be a blessing to others.



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About "Harvest of Rubies"

The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman.

In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth - the measure of her self.

Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation. Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums - her very being proves to be a blessing to others.


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Meet the Author

Tessa Afshar

Tessa has just been named 'New Author of the Year 2011' in the Readers' Choice Awards(sponsored by Family Fiction).

Tessa was born into a nominally Muslim family in Iran and lived there for the first 14 years of her life. She survived English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her mid-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 twelve years in full and part-time Christian work and currently serves as the leader of Women's and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.

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Great book!
5 stars By Sting, Dec 22 2016
Loved this book! The main character is very relatable! She goes through a journey to learn about God and how her relationship with him works. Set in a beautiful, colourful, changing scenery- the author is very engaging and has me off in a new world in a new time. Highly recommend this book.
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Beautiful
5 stars By Hannah, Sep 18 2013
After loving the first book I read by this author (Pearl in the Sand), I was greatly looking forward to reading this one - and was certainly not disappointed. Once again she captivated me as she told the story of Sarah and the struggles she faced making her arranged marriage work in a time when wives were truly at the mercy of their husbands. I loved the historical accuracy, the depth of the characters, the practical wisdom woven through the fictional story and the stunning revelation of a God who is faithful to his children. A beautiful story. Can't wait to read more from this author.
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Heartwarming
5 stars By Melissa, Oct 10 2012
I was excited to read this second book by Tessa Afshar and I was not disappointed.  (I really Loved Pearl in the Sand) 

Harvest of Rubies is a heart warming story set in the time of Nehemiah.  It was a beautiful romance and was enriched by the descriptions of the culture and fashion of the time.  

There were some noteworthy spiritual insights that touched my soul as well as enjoying a great story.   I couldn't put it down and am looking forward to her next novel.
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Captivating
5 stars By Sherri , Sep 16 2012
Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar is a captivating and inspiring novel.  It has a  beautiful historic setting along with an endearing character, Sarah.  This novel is one of those really well written stories that you can't put down and when you do have to stop reading keeps your thoughts captivated.  It was humerous and touching and faith building. As I shared the journey of Sarah's life and difficult love affair, her faith struggles and faith growth resonated within my own heart and soul.  I thoroghly enjoyed this novel and eargerly await the sequel. 
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Great Author
5 stars By Rebekah, Jul 06 2012
Very enjoyable book. Highly recommend this book and the author, would like to see more books by this author to be available at Koorong. Can't wait for the next book in series 
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  • Catalogue Code 342512
  • Product Code 9780802405586
  • ISBN 0802405584
  • EAN 9780802405586
  • Pages 384
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2012
  • Sales Rank #11456
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.421kg

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