Waiting On Wednesday: Daughter of Rome

October 16, 2019

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights an up-and-coming release you are most excited about.

The book I'm featuring this week is another 2020 release, but it isn't that far off. This author is a favorite of mine. She has such a lyrical and poetic style of writing. She coneys the story in such a way that is transports you there and puts you in the story with the characters. You feel their emotions as the story goes. 

Tessa Afshar's books have always been breathtaking. She focuses on Biblical fiction and has written many Old and New Testament stories that tug at you. She keeps the integrity of the Biblical account while weaving her characters into the narrative. I honestly can't wait for her soon to be new release Daughter of Rome.
 It sounds amazing! 
The cover is stunning! 

Waiting On:
Title: Daughter of Rome
Author: Tessa Afshar
Publisher: Tyndale House
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020

About the Book:
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."

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I agree with the comment about Tessa's ability to bring the Bible to life. I am really impressed with her research precision. I have wondered as I read how does she know these things and then I read the authors notes and think WOW. I have read every one of her books so far and can't wait for this next one. My husband also loves to read them. It helps to put us in the picture of the biblical times and customs, to think more about what it was like as they lived in these times. Fiction with a depth.

    1. It really does have amazing depth! Tessa has such an amazing gift in writing. Her books are such a joy to read.
      Let me know what you think of Daughter of Rome when you read it! The detail in her writing just pops. It has helped so much in making the surroundings come to life.


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