Book Review | The Peasant King

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The Peasant King by Tessa Afshar.

About the Book

Jemmah has always thought of herself as perfectly ordinary . . . until she faces extraordinary circumstances.

When her mother, the Persian king’s famous senior scribe, is kidnapped, Jemmah and her sister must sneak undetected into enemy territory to rescue her. But infiltrating their adversary’s lands proves easier than escaping them. Fleeing through dangerous mountain passes, their survival depends on the skills of a stranger they free from prison: a mysterious prince named Asher.

Asher is not who the world believes he is. Despite his royal blood, he has had to climb his way out of poverty to forge success from nothing. A manufacturer of some of the best weaponry in the East, Asher has only one goal: to destroy his father. But following his escape from prison, Asher is irresistibly drawn to Jemmah, unaware that she guards her own secret.

Jemmah must convince Asher to give up everything he has worked for, all for the sake of a higher purpose he’s not sure he believes in. The fate of the Persian empire–and possibly the Judean people–hang in the balance and in the persuasive power of one ordinary woman.

Bestselling author Tessa Afshar delivers another adventurous novel filled with romance and imagination, reminding readers of what Publishers Weekly calls her “amazing talent for packing action and intrigue into the biblical setting for modern readers.”

Full-length historical romance novel set in biblical times
Compelling, clean romance
Can be read as a standalone or as a companion to The Hidden Prince

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Danielle’s Review

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I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

The Peasant King by Tessa Afshar is the stand-alone sequel to The Hidden Prince.

This book. These books. I fell in love with this author’s writing from the first book I read of hers … and each one since!

As much as The Peasant King is a stand-alone, you’ll want to read The Hidden Prince first. Reading them together makes the whole experience deeper (and helps avoid spoilers). Plus they’re both amazing reads.

Specifically about The Peasant King … it had the most delightful blend of history set in Biblical times, romance, and suspense. My favorite mix of genres. The characters were so real on the page. I looked forward to the opportunity to pick up the book every chance I could. As for the inspirational side of this story, there were several quotes I want frame, they were so touching.

I cannot recommend these two books enough. If you love fiction that wraps you up in another world, definitely grab a copy of The Peasant King.

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