The Hidden Prince Review

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I’m so excited to share this new release with you today!! Biblical Fiction fans are absolutely going to love this book. 🙂

My Perspective

The Hidden Prince ReviewThe Hidden Prince
Author Tessa Afshar
Published by Tyndale House Publishers
on November 8, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Biblical, Fiction / Historical / Ancient, Fiction / Romance / Historical / Ancient World
Pages: 416

From the bestselling author of Jewel of the Nile comes the thrilling tale of a woman who feels she has no future but soon discovers the fate of nations may rest in her hands.

The beloved daughter of Jewish captives in Babylon, Keren is sold into Daniel's household to help her family survive. She becomes Daniel's most trusted scribe, while taking lessons and swordsmanship training alongside Daniel's sons and their best friend, Jared.

But after a tragic accident changes the course of her life, Keren finds herself in a foreign country, charged with a mysterious task: teaching a shepherd boy how to become a lord. When she overhears whispers that hint at his true identity, she realizes she must protect him from the schemes of a bloodthirsty king.

Jared cannot forgive Keren. Still, he finds himself traveling over mountains to fetch her back to the safety of home. When he discovers the secret identity of Keren's pupil, Jared knows he must help protect him. Love battles bitterness as they flee from the king's agents, trying to save the boy who could one day deliver their people from captivity.

My Perspective

Sometimes God gives you a book at just the right time. Actually, it happens a lot for me, but this one is extra meaningful. There is a quote in the book that talks about allowing God to help you climb a mountain. Talk about a punch in the gut. Because of my current circumstances, this quote spoke volumes to me. And while I understand this may not be the same for you, I’m sharing because perhaps there is something else in the book for you, or perhaps you need this very thing.

Afshar is a master story teller. Her biblical fiction novels never cease to amaze me. She makes the bible come to life. She makes it relatable to my own life, like above. You can feel the love she poured into this book, the time she invested in checking the details, and the research she did to make sure it rings true to the time period. She makes me want to pull out my bible and start reading – and I think that’s the highest compliment we can give to biblical fiction authors. Their stories should make us want to learn more about the bible, and this one absolutely does.

I highly recommend The Hidden Prince to you. Share it with your friends. Buy copies for your church. Read it even as a book club book. Just read it. You won’t be sorry you did! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

What’s the last book that sucker punched you in the gut!?