Land of Silence

Land of Silence

Large Print - 2016
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"Biblical fiction inspired by the woman who was healed when she touched the hem of Christ's garment. Elianna, daughter of a weaver of fine linen and wool, is betrothed to Ethan. After her only brother dies while in her care, she tries to earn forgiveness and breaks off her betrothal. Though her talent for design brings success in the textile trade, she longs for absolution. When illness strikes no physician can cure her-- until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heat. It is possible that one man could redeem the wounds of her body... and her soul?"--
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, ©2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781628999976
Characteristics: 432 pages ;,23 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.

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shofar29
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!!!

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janetdv
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.

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Miller0111
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.

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marissaburt
Jul 22, 2016

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

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LadySade
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.

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sasessions
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.

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carolinemburu
Jun 05, 2016

Well written Historical Christian Fiction.

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