Monday, November 25, 2013
HARVEST OF RUBIES by Tessa Afshar
This story is about Sarah, a Jewish girl who can read and write Persian during the reign of King Artaxerxes, which was not common for a girl during this time.. Her cousin is Nehemiah, the king's cupbearer and her father is Simeon a scribe. Sarah finds herself being sent to work for the Queen, Damaspia, as her senior scribe at the age of 20. Life seems good to Sarah as she works at doing her best to please the Queen. But to show her gratitude for a job well done the Queen arranges a marriage between Sarah and Darius, an official who works under the King. Sarah has no desire to marry and does nothing to prepare for her wedding, so when she arrives at the wedding feast she finds herself causing shame to her new husband and to the royal family and her own family. Darius takes her to his home, but wants nothing to do with her. Now Sarah must learn how to gain her husband's trust and love. It is a long journey for them both, but well worth the time as you watch each of them grow in their marriage closer to one another. Sarah must learn to seek her worth in the Lord and not in anyone else. As she does she will find she can face anything and become the person that will draw her husband to her.
I continue to appreciate this author's style of writing and also enjoy reading about life during Bible times. I look forward to reading more by this author and I know she is writing a sequel to "Harvest of Rubies" because she had a sneak peek at the back of this book called "Harvest of Gold". I highly recommend her books to read and enjoy and fall in love with her characters.
Publisher: Moody Publisher
Posted by Judy Glidden