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Thursday, July 28, 2016


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, such as the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Christian Book Award, and the HOLT Medallion Award.  Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.  She holds both a doctorate in Biblical Studies and a Th.D degree.  Angela and her husband live in Florida, along with their mastiffs.

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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 he 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.

My Thoughts:
Hunt's previous Treacherous Beauty novels have covered Esther and Bathsheba.  I was excited about the opportunity to read Delilah having never read a fiction book that covered her story.  Unfortunately, this novel fell a little short for me.  Hunt is a master at characterization in these books that stay true to what is revealed in Scripture; however, Delilah's story simply was a little sluggish.  The story is told from both Delilah's and Samson's perspective.  The research Hunt put into her writing is evident.  The story just seemed to drag on a bit and seemed like more of an effort to reach word-count.  I'm still a believer in Hunt's books and will continue to read.  This one just didn't meet expectations for me.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of giving an honest review.

Happy Reading Ya'll,