Christian Fiction



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.”

Releases February 4th. Pre-order Link


My favorite quote

Daughter Of Rome felt like home.

The characters were wonderful. I squealed when Apostle Paul was introduced. I got to read about this work in Corinth apart form the accounts in the Bible and it was wonderful.
The manner in which the author presented the couple Priscilla and Aquilla was marvelous. They were normal people like me plagued with the same faults and struggles like everyone. But their faith and trust in God was the most admirable trait of theirs.

I fell in love with Priscilla. Her heart was so kind. Her most admirable virtue apart from her good heart was despite all the pain and trials she went through it did not taint her heart with bitterness, did not make her mean or hard but rather her travails made her kind, sweet and good to others. That’s a trait I always want to have.

Aquilla was one wonderful hero. He had one or two things to learn form his wife. I loved the fact that he was a wonderful leader. I admired the fact that when corrected he took it in stride and did better.

Paul!!! The beatings he went through for the Gospel. His heart for the church was unrivaled. His meeting the couple was beautifully written about in this book. Their work together was so wonderful.

Priscilla and Aquilla are what I will call a power couple. Together they did mighty things for the church and the kingdom of God. Their heart for hospitality was magnificent.

One of the great things I take away from this book is this: no trial or travail is wasted with God. In His hands He has the ability to change everything for good if only we are submissive to Him and His will. Both Jew and Gentile, slave or free, equal in His sight, can be used for His glory.

I received a copy of the book and this is my honest opinion.


TESSA AFSHAR is the award-winning author of many biblical and inspirational historical fiction books, including Harvest of Gold which won a Christy Award and In the Field of Grace, a biblical fiction on the life of Ruth. Born in the Middle East, Tessa spent her teen years in England and later moved to the United States. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life. She holds a Master of Divinity from Yale, where she was co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. She served in women and prayer ministry for twenty years before becoming a full-time writer and speaker. Contact Tessa at or on Facebook|Instagram |Amazon |





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