Monday, June 19, 2017

Staff Picks - Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

This novel is a powerful, gripping and emotional read I couldn’t put down. Eilanna is a woman beaten down by life’s blows and is left with nothing. She's strong, desperate for love and is willing to risk it all to get a touch from Jesus to heal her body and soul. This author allows readers an up-close and personal view of this young lady’s life as readers walk in Eilanna’s shoes and feel her pain. She’s heart sick and desperate to be healed of a sickness that plagued her body and shaped her life.

There are twelve discussion questions to enhance your book club experience. I highly recommend this novel, it’s one you won’t soon forget. This is the first novel I’ve read by this author, it won’t be the last. This is an incredible, life changing story that would be great for your book club. It’s a must read.

Nora St. Laurent
Collection Support Aide

36 comments:

  1. I loved this book!!! My bookclub read her previous one and then we couldn't wait to get this one! It was fabulous!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that your book club read and discussed this book. This is a rich story with so much to discuss. I would have loved to sit in your meeting and hear what they had to say about the book. This was the first story I've read by this author. I'm looking forward to reading more of Tessa Afshar's novels; especially now that you've told me her other books were good too!

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  2. Thanks for the review. This sounds like
    an interesting read.
    Have a great day.
    Carrol Smith
    penelope223@yahoo.com

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    1. Appreciate you stopping by. I hope you get a chance to check out the book.

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  3. Thank you for this review! Looks like a must-read!

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    1. It is a must-read Jennifer. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Your review makes me want to read this book! Thanks for highlighting this book and I can't wait to see your next pick.

    Cheri Swalwell

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    1. Hi, Cheri; I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on this book. This book will stay with you long after you close the book. Check it out of the library. This is a must read and as powerful as Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

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    2. @cheri - you definitely need to read this book. It's one of the best historical Biblical fiction books I've read in a long time!

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  5. I'm with Cheri on this, the review makes me want to read this one also,
    Thanks for posting it,
    Julie

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    1. Check it out of the Library I highly recommend the book!

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  6. Thank you for the review. This book is sitting on my desk right now for me to read once I finish my current book.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you have this book and are reading it soon. Your heart will be changed! Tell me what you think after you read it.

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  7. Sounds like a captivating read! I'll be be sure to look for it!

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    1. It is a captivating read. One you won't soon forget!

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  8. Thanks for the recommendation, Nora. :)

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  9. This is a must read author for me! I love to escape to the past with her!

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    1. This author has just been added to my favorite author list. I agree with you about her books being a must read. I hope that the library obtains copies of her other books.

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  10. Wow! We're so glad to see so many readers interested in Nora's recommendation for this book!

    Right now, we've got a copy available on the Large Type shelf at the Post Road Library and a standard print copy in the Adult Fiction section at the Sharon Forks Library.

    Happy reading!

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  11. Now I want to read this book. What a wonderful and detailed review. I gotta get off now and add it to my Kindle!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I highly recommend this book as one that will touch your heart. I think it's a book with the same quality of writing as Francine Rivers in Redeeming love.

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  12. Thank you for this review! Sounds like it will be a great book.

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by and reading it.

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  14. Nora, lovely review. I have this book on my so very long TBR list.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. You should dust it off and read it. I think this book is as moving and as powerful at Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Let me know what you think after you read the book!

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  15. Thanks Nora for a great review. I was startled when I saw the FCPL in the URL because I retired from another FCPL after 22 1/2 years. I was the cataloger, tech services librarian and Interlibrary Loan librarian at Fleming County Public Library in Flemingsburg, KY.
    Nora, I look forward to seeing more of your reviews!

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    1. Nice to meet you Connie, It sounds like you've had some interesting jobs at the Public Library. I'm currently a CSA. I hope to learn and grow within the library system. I appreciate your encouragement. I look forward to you stopping by again!

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  16. Sounds like a good read. The review left me wondering when and where the book is set. Is it historical?

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    2. Yes, it's a historical. It's the story of the lady with the issue of blood. It's the only time mentioned in the bible where Jesus stops everything and asks, "Who touched me" It's her story! Thanks for asking!

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  17. To say that I loved this book is an understatement! It was a very powerful story by a very gifted storyteller. It deserved at least 10 stars.

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  18. Great review, Nora. I haven't read this one yet, but I love Tessa's writing. And I met her at ICRS once. She's adorable! :)

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  19. I've been wanting to read this author for a long time. If this is as good as Redeeming Love I can't wait.
    I quit checking books out of the library when I received my first nook and now I have my kindle, too. Even paying $1.99 for a book adds up so I have stopped paying for books that aren't free or from NetGalley, authors, and The Book Club Network system for my review.
    I will definitely will read this one before summer ends. Thanks, Nora!

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  20. I have read the previous one of this and very excited to read this. Few days ago I have Download PDF of this one.

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