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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty

Angela Hunt has published more than one hundred books, with sales nearing five million copies worldwide. She's the New York Times bestselling author of The Tale of Three Trees, The Note, and The Nativity Story.  Angela's novels have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards.  Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.  In 2008, she completed her doctorate in Biblical Studies and is currently completing her Th.D.  Angela and her husband live in Florida, along with their mastiffs.

You can connect with Angela at her website found at

One of Ancient Israel's Most Famous Women -
As You've Never Looked At Her Before...

One of the Bible's most misunderstood and misjudged women, Bathsheba comes to life in this new biblical reimagining from Angela Hunt.  Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, this is an eye-opening portrait that will have you reconsidering everything you thought you knew about her.

After receiving God's promise of a lifelong reign and an eternal dynasty, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier's wife.  When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king's household..

My Thoughts:
Bathsheba is the second installment in Hunt's A Dangerous Beauty series.  The first novel was Hunt's reimagining of Esther's story in Esther:  Royal Beauty.  In this series, Hunt in introducing the concept of "tob"...
"The Hebrew text has two words that are typically used to describe personal appearance.  One, yapeh, is rather mild and means 'good looking.'  The other, tob, when applied to women's looks, conveys sensual appeal.  This woman is so beautiful that she arouses the desire of men who see her."  Sue Poorman Richards/Larry Richards
Hunt's reimagining is told from the vantage points of Bathsheba and the prophet Nathan.  I appreciated that much of the dialogue and "story" followed very closely to what we find in the Bible.  Hunt's artistic liberty and impeccable research added to this creates a perspective that is plausible and one that will make you think and search the Scriptures on your own.  Hunt knocked this one out of the ballpark. You will enjoy this journey.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own and a positive review was not expected.