Summary

Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything. With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances - along with her father's precious dye - help her become one of the city's preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow until Lydia meets the Apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can't outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life.
©2017 Tessa Afshar (P)2017 Recorded Books
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By Suzduz on 16-01-18

Brilliant!

Well done yet another wonderful story by Tessa Afshar bringing both character and history to life!

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By Amazon Customer on 25-10-17

Refreshing

I loved it. It renewed me spiritually. Exactly what I needed to get me out of my slums.

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By Kathleen L Barlow on 26-01-18

Authors are blessed with creativity.

They have created a work of art with their words. My heart saw God's works and in His works hope, love and forgiveness came alive. It was more than a delightful read. It was a bountiful blessing.

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