Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review of Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by Angela Hunt

From the back cover of Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by Angela Hunt:
"A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible's Most Notorious Women

Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. 
When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits."

I have to be honest that normally I don't care to read biblical historical fiction, but this one kept my interest.  In the first part of book, Hunt gives us an idea of the events that happen before Delilah meets Samson, the background story of what has made Delilah's life the way it is when Samson arrives.  We also see what has happened with Samson as well.  I enjoyed ready it and would recommend it for those people that enjoy biblical historical fiction.

*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.*

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