Saturday, July 2, 2016

Delilah by Angela Hunt - Book Review


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. 

About the author: (from Amazon.com) 

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her youth-pastor husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards--one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out paw-tographs at the airport.

When she's not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course. 

Readers may visit her web site at www.angelahuntbooks.com.
*I was given a free electronic copy of "Delilah" by Bethany Books and NetGalley for my honest review*

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