HARVEST OF GOLD
Afshar’s love for the word of God is evident in this historical romance between the scribe Sarah and Darius. Sarah is a cousin to Nehemiah, who is called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The author confidently suspends the romantic tension between Sarah and Darius across two exquisitely written novels.
Darius, born to a Jewish mother, does not practice the Israelite faith, but his new wife, Sarah, and her cousin, Nehemiah, are committed to keep God’s favor. Darius is ordered to uncover the conspiracy against the king and his travels take him to Jerusalem along with Sarah and Nehemiah. Will the danger that comes to Darius and Sarah uncover memories and raise questions about his true feelings for her? (RIVER NORTH, Jul., 369 pp., $14.99)