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Pearl in the Sand

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Tessa Afshar

Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. At the age of fifteen Rahab is forced into prostitution by her beloved father. … see full wiki

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Author: Tessa Afshar
Publisher: Moody Publishers
2 reviews about Pearl in the Sand
review by . October 16, 2010
"Pearl in the Sand" is a Biblical/historical romance novel about Rahab's life before and after Jericho's walls fell. I think both women and men would enjoy the story since the romance was realistic, with the shadows of a painful past and different upbringings shading their attraction and then creating troubles in making their marriage work.      The characters were engaging and very human. They struggled with things common throughout the ages: shame, guilt, …
review by . September 03, 2010
posted in Christian Fiction
   Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar is top notch biblical fiction about one of Jesus' ancestors. Rahab was sold into prostitution at just fifteen to support her family. But their salvation came at a high price: she feels as though only her body has value, and her family views her with jaded eyes and judges her harshly for the choice they forced her to make. She uses her intelligence to build a successful inn within the walls of her home in Jericho. Because of her troubled life, she …
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