Tessa Afshar tackles the
intriguing biblical tale of
Rahab and Salmone in her
debut, Pearl in the Sand
“The more
I read
Rahab, the
amazed I
became at
her destiny,” Tessa
shares. “This Canaanite
harlot married one of
Israel’s leading men, a
man as close to a Jewish
aristocrat as you can get
in a country without
kings and princes. How
was that possible? I
wrote this story because
I hope the reader of
this story will come away
with a deeper glimpse
into her own soul,
and a more profound
understanding of God
the Father.”

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About The Author

Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of several historical novels. In 2011, Tessa was named New Author of the Year by FamilyFiction's Reader's Choice Awards. s Choice Awards. Tessa was born in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She then moved to England, where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. She serves part-time on the staff of one of the oldest churches in America. But that has not cured her from being exceptionally fond of chocolate.