First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. Its also filled with danger and corruptionthe perfect setting for Ariadnes greatest adventure.After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her fathers home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the citys corrupt of their ill-gotten gains.Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her fathers apprentice. As her unusual athletic ability leads her into dangerous exploits, Ariadne discovers that she secretly revels in playing with fire. But when the wrong person discovers their secret, Ariadne and her father find their futureand very liveshanging in the balance.When they befriend a Jewish rabbi named Paul, they realize that his radical message challenges everything theyve fought to ...
|Title||:||Thief of Corinth|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Thief of Corinth Reviews
This was a terrific read from beginning to end. The characters are thoroughly engaging, the plot unique and intriguing, and a simply wonderful novel.
I really enjoyed this read, the tie in with Biblical characters, and the story as a whole. I don’t give spoilers so the best parts you will just have to find out for yourself!
It’s a tremendous read, and readers won’t be disappointed with the twists and turns of this novel.
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Great read that left me wanting more. I gave it a four because of preferring a different happy ending. Totally biased...lol.
Review coming closer to release date.
Tessa Afshar has become an author that I one-hundred percent recommend. I hardly have to wonder anymore if I'll love her books; each new one I read is phenomenal. Thief of Corinth was beautiful. It was deeply emotional, as well as an intriguing, adventurous page-turner.
I'm not sure about her older books (the ones set in the Old Testament) because it has been awhile since I've read them, but Tessa's writing style in her three latest novels is wonderful. It's a little different, but masterful and ...more
I have not read a lot of Biblical Fiction. It isn't my first choice of genre to reach for. I have read a book by Mesu Andrews and Connilyn Cossette and have mixed feelings about the writing. But the Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar's cover looked amazing. Then I read the synopsis and figured it might be something I would enjoy reading. I'm glad that I did. With the Thief of Corinth, I finished the entire novel in one day.
Her writing is amazing. I have a deep respect for writers of Biblical fict ...more
When families are shattered, pulled apart by the force of bitterness, by anger, by disappointment, something dark slithers into the hearts of all who survive that division. Each one of us carries the wounds of divorce. The only healing comes from the balm of love. Underserving love. Sacrificial love. A love crucified.
The gospel is best displayed in our families but it is also the most difficult. Taken from historical 1st century Corinth, the gospel was growing at a tremendous rate. The story of ...more
Another beautiful novel by Tessa Afshar.
Thief of Corinth has a different feel to it. While I adored the main character's (Ariadne) spunk from the beginning, in other ways she wasn't the most likeable character. She made bad decisions and at times it was difficult to watch. I shouldn't have worried though as Afshar neatly wrapped up Ariadne's story after a change of heart.
There were a number of little things I adored about this novel: both brothers Theo and Dionysius, the four Claudia sisters, so ...more
Some things haven't changed in two thousand years. Even back then divorce and broken homes caused pain and heartache. I read with deep interest the story of Ariadne. Unhappy in Athens, she runs away from her mother and grandfather to be with her father in Corinth. There she discovers that her father has a secret which caused her parents divorce. It wasn't long until Ariadne was also caught up in a life of crime. Life isn't fulfilling for Ariadne until she meets the Apostle Paul. After she accept ...more