Harvest of Rubies
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
I’ve recently been going through the book of Nehemiah in my Bible reading so it was interesting to read this book and have some of the story come to life.
Sarah is the cousin of Nehemiah, the cupbearer to the king. When Sarah is 12 years old, her father finds her reading and then encourages her to continue to learn how to read and write in several different languages. When Sarah is older, she becomes the senior scribe to the Queen. After working as the senior scribe for three years, Sarah believes that is what her life will be forever. That is, until the Queen decides to marry her off to Darius, the son of the King. Unfortunately, their marriage does not get off to a good start. Over the years, Darius and Sarah must learn to love each other as different circumstances draw them together and make their love blossom.
This is the kind of biblical fiction that I enjoy. I enjoy biblical fiction when the author adds a lot of their own imagination to it. I really liked the characters that Ms. Afshar created. I loved the way they came to life and I felt drawn into their world. I laughed with them, I cried with them (No, I actually really did have tears in my eyes at some points), I loved with them, and I learned with them. I enjoyed this book very much and I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Harvest of Gold, as well as Tessa’s other book, Pearl in the Sand. I may not read a lot of biblical fiction, but I plan on reading Tessa Afshar’s books for sure!
I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.
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