Monday, September 5, 2016
This review is for the book "Delilah: Treacherous Beauty" by Angela Hunt. This is one of Hunt's "Dangerous Beauty" novels. The other two are "Esther" and "Bathsheba". I have to say that I have never read either of those books, but after reading this one, I have got to get my hands on the other books in this series!
In this novel, Angela Hunt takes the story of Samson and Delilah and she adds a bit of background to the story. She uses the small portion of the story that we know from scripture, and she adds a bit of historical fiction to make the story come together. I have to say that this story was brilliant. I love how she was able to string scriptural and historical references into the story to make it seem like it really could have happened. She added a bit of perspective from Samson that included his weakness for women, and the perspective of Delilah who was mistreated and abused, and brought them together in a way that you just won't be able to put this book down.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more by Angela Hunt in the future.
Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.