Delilah is the third in the Treacherous Beauty series by Angela Hunt. I feel that each book is a stand alone and can easily be read in any order.
Everyone knows the story of Samson and Delilah from the Bible. But one thing we don't know is what Delilah was like growing up. What was her home life like? What lead her to betray Samson in such a way?
This books answers those questions using Hunt's gift of story telling. The novel follows the factual account of the Bible carefully interwoven with fiction. It blends perfectly and reads like a tragic love story.
I spent most of this book feel sorry for Delilah, feel compassion and understanding for most of her decisions; however, at the end of the book, I was still angry and broken with her decision to betray Samson. I love how Hunt was able to play with my emotions, drawing me in to like Delilah - and then at the end reminding me exactly why she is one of the BAD GIRLS of the Bible!
I'll admit, I put off reading this book because I was afraid it was going to be dry. I am very happy to say that this book is colorful, accurate, interesting, and most of all is a wonderful read. I plan to read the other books in the Treacherous Beauty line. In fact, I just purchased "Esther"! I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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