Thief of Corinth

Thief of Corinth

First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. It?s also filled with danger and corruption?the perfect setting for Ariadne?s greatest adventure. After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father?s home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: though a Greek of First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. It?s also filled with danger and corruptio...

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Title:Thief of Corinth
Author:Tessa Afshar
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1496428668
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Thief of Corinth Reviews

  • Alyssa
    Apr 13, 2018
    Perfection as usual! ...
  • Melissa
    Jul 16, 2018
    If you've ever read Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion trilogy and have ever wanted to read something else like it, this book has the same feel without all the gladiator games. Ancient Corinth/Athens, underhanded Romans, the early church. Skilled writing. ...
  • Kathy DiDomizio
    Jun 07, 2018
    I have thoroughly enjoyed every book I have read by Tessa Afshar, but Thief of Corinth is my new favorite! Reading this book was like stepping back in time to first-century Corinth, accompanied by Ariadne, a bold young woman who had run away from Athens to her father?s home there. S...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 21, 2018
    4.5 Stars -Full review soon ...
  • Susan
    Sep 29, 2018
    I won the kindle version in a Goodreads drawing and I purchased the audible version. Tessa Afshar is an excellent Biblical fiction author. I?ve received an additional blessing listening to her books, as I?ve grown even more intimate with our Lord. The narrator was outstanding as we...
  • Jeanie
    Nov 27, 2018
    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. Sa...
  • Shantelle
    Aug 02, 2018
    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...
  • Audrey
    Oct 24, 2018
    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 t...
  • Kaye Whitney
    Jun 11, 2018
    I enjoy books that also teach me about history or society, while I am reading for pleasure. Thief of Corinth certainly fulfills both goals. Neighbors Dionysius, Justus, Theodotus, and Ariadne grew up together as family and neighbors, but with quite different personalities, abilities, ...
  • Megan
    Aug 04, 2018
    Beautiful. Moving. Fast paced. All the feels. ?The Thief of Corinth? by Tessa Afshar is all these things and more! I took two courses specifically on 1 and 2 Corinthians in college, so my heart has a special place for these books of the Bible. Paul is also one of my favorite Bible ...
  • Martha
    Nov 04, 2018
    I love this author's books. This one had a different feel than some of her others, but not in a way that was anything bad. I found myself slower to get sucked in, but once I was in, there was no surfacing until I finished. Set in ancient Corinth, you find the bible times awakened for a...
  • Clara
    Aug 30, 2018
    Some novels leave you feeling so full you don?t have room for your own words. For real though, if I could I'd fill this review with only quotes from the book but I'll leave it to you guys to explore ;-) Tessa Afshar has truly written as a masterpiece! In "Thief of Corinth" we expe...
  • Kristine Morgan
    Aug 07, 2018
    Tessa Afshar is one of the best writers of biblical fiction today. Her stories are well researched and well told. I love the characters she creates. Ariadne is a spirited young woman who tries to be true to herself in a time when women were property. She is a lively, athletic young wom...
  • Pat
    Jun 09, 2018
    Thief of Corinth is set in the New Testament and Tessa will transport you back to those days. When reading you will forget you are in the 21st century and be back in Biblical days. You will smell the rich scent (yep good and bad), feel the heat, taste the sand, find yourself fleeing th...
  • Virginia Winfield
    Jul 08, 2018
    I loved this very different book of fiction. This is a very interesting time period. I have never read a book based in Corinth and enjoyed learning a bit about it. I loved the character of Ariadne and how strong she is. It had to be hard to choose to do something different than most ot...
  • Sarah
    Mar 31, 2018
    Redemption and Restoration There is a reason that Tessa Afshar is one of my favorite Christian authors. She pens Biblical fiction with consummate skill and keen insight, and ?Thief of Corinth? is no exception. The ancient world of first-century Corinth springs to vivid life and off...
  • Staci
    Nov 12, 2018
    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 should...
  • Diana Montgomery
    Apr 12, 2018
    I loved the adventure in this story. Airadne is so upset with way things are going living with her mother and grandfather she runs away to find her father. The adventures begin when Airadne finds out the secret of her father and why her mother and father are no longer together. Her fat...
  • Kathryn Voss
    Apr 14, 2018
    Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar is a book that gifted me with entertainment, a message to ponder, and enough tension to keep my attention all the way through. Set in the ancient city of Corinth, Afshar delighted me with witty dialogue, multi-faceted characters, and a sense of adventur...
  • Cynthia Marcano
    Sep 02, 2018
    Great read that left me wanting more. I gave it a four because of preferring a different happy ending. Totally biased...lol. ...
  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    Jun 25, 2018
    Review coming closer to release date. ...
  • Rachael
    Jul 06, 2018
    4.5 Stars 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 t...
  • Tina at Mommynificent
    Aug 07, 2018
    It has been a while since I have had the pleasure of reading one of Tessa Afshar's books, but I always enjoy them when I do! When I was invited to be a part of her launch team for the first book in a new series, I jumped at the chance to get a complimentary ARC and help spread the word...
  • Eva
    Oct 09, 2018
    This book. My heart. It might just be part of my new 'everything is emotional' way of life (honestly, I cry over the smallest thing) but this book touched my heart and made me cry more than once. It's a beautiful, beautiful story of redemption and just YES. I've read two other books by...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Aug 08, 2018
    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 ...
  • Jenelle Hovde
    May 31, 2018
    Tessa Afshar's Thief of Corinth is a rich treat. Thought provoking, action-packed, and filled with memorable, well fleshed out characters, Thief of Corinth delivers a fascinating tale of an athletic woman once suppressed by society.  Adrianne flees a brutal engagement (and I do mean ...
  • Hannah Rodes
    Oct 25, 2018
    It had a beautiful lyrical writing style, and the characters were wonderfully crafted and spirited. It gave a good insight into the world, and made the time seem a bit more in reach and personable. I listened to the audiobook, and the person reading was delightful to listen to as we...
  • Allison Tebo
    Sep 06, 2018
    Beware: Rambling review ahead. STYLE - It?s Afshar?s writing style that really bumped my rating up a star. Her rhythm and meter cause her to be several cuts above the standard, homogenized writing of most Christian Fiction authors. Afshar?s beautiful style is so evocative ...
  • Natalie Jager
    Mar 19, 2018
    Tessa Afshar never fails this devoted reader! I devoured Thief of Corinth. The spunky, clever, bright, though-so-damaged-by-life heroine had my heart from page one. Ms. Afshar writes a heroine in which we can all see ourselves, if even just a little. Ariadne leads a life of grand adven...
  • Catherine P
    Jul 11, 2018
    Thief of Corinth is a read that I just didn't want to put down. The plot never slows. I also like the way Paul's teachings were woven into the story. At the end, I wanted more adventures and for the story to continue on. ...