Book Review: The Hidden Prince by Tessa Afshar.

Genre: Biblical Fiction

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Publication Date: 8th November, 2022

Book can be purchased online or wherever books are sold.

Book Blurb

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 Review

The Hidden Prince by Tessa Afshar.

Such a sweet and delightful book. I finished it few minutes after 3 AM. I couldn’t help flipping page after page reading through the lives of amazing loveable characters.

Tessa as usual blew my mind with her great imagination. Cyrus, Jared and Keren were indeed characters I could relate to realistically.

There are major themes to glean from this book and I will leave that for you to figure out.

The title and the book cover are worthy of your attention. I am rating this book five golden stars because this is so good to read. I really enjoy biblical fiction and I am pleased Tessa Afshar did not disappoint.

I voluntarily reviewed this book. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the Author

TESSA AFSHAR is the Publishers Weekly best-selling author of historical fiction set in biblical times. Her novels include Harvest of Gold which won a Christy Award and Land of Silence, which won an INSPY. The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings, Afshar’s critically acclaimed Bible study, won the ECPA Christian Book of the Year Award, 2021 in the Bible Study Category. 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 served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship for a year. Tessa is a devoted wife, a mediocre gardener, and an enthusiastic cook of biblical recipes. Contact Tessa at or on Facebook at:


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