About the Book
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.
In My Opinion
What a beautiful story of how even through our circumstances, our mistakes (intended or not), even our limitations, God can create something beautiful. In The Hidden Prince, Tessa Afshar introduces readers to a young woman who becomes a servant in order to help pay her family’s debt.
Keren’s start in Daniel’s household is almost humorous until she finds her fit. And once she settles in, Afshar paints a depiction of every-day life for Keren. Until an accident up ends everything she has come to love about her life. When she’s forced to flee Babylon, she embarks on a new adventure and purpose God planned for her.
The Hidden Prince is a story about friendship, grace, forgiveness, healing, and trusting God in your worst moments. We can become bitter, or we can accept our challenges and grow in the knowledge that God doesn’t abandon us in those moments that shift our paths. Afshar includes a romance in this book that is so well research and written you will feel like you are taking a journey right alongside Keren.
And if you’re wondering who the prince is, you’ll just have to discover the secret for yourself (and what a discovery it is!).
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