Book Reviews

Book Review: Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

34Before Christ called her daughter . . .

Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?

What I Loved: Land of Silence was rich with history. While the story itself is strictly fictional, the setting was very realistic. I appreciated how much effort Tessa put into creating this novel.
From the very beginning, Elianna is visited by trouble and trouble never seems to leave her door. While the Land of Silence was such a strong and beautifully written story, it was also a heavy story. But Christ is coming! It was this phrase that I often reminded myself. It didn’t matter how bad things were for Elianna, I KNEW Christ was coming and she would soon be healed in ways she’d never thought possible. It was refreshing to read a book where you could rely on Christ in a more physical way.
Christ IS coming again and this word of encouragement is good for our lives today, so it was a real treat to see the same mindset playing out in a fictional read.

Rating and Recommendation: I highly recommend Land of Silence to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction or Biblical Fiction. I’m giving it 5 stars.

~I received a copy from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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