Monday, June 13, 2016


I received a copy of DELILAH: TREACHEROUS BEAUTY by Angela Hunt in exchange for an honest review.  It is the third installment in the “Dangerous Beauty” series.  I have not previously read the other books, so I can safely say this works fine as a standalone novel. 

This is the fictional tale of the Biblical couple Samson and Delilah.  This is the first time I’ve read historical fiction about either of them, so I was eager to gobble it up.  The historical detail is incredible.  You can taste the air in Philistia!

As a child, my mom and I would read Bible stories for kids, and Delilah was often painted as a horrible person.  I remember on one book, the cover contained Samson and she lurked in the shadows.  My favorite aspect of DELILAH is that she is a real person.  She has her good points and her bad, her skills and her flaws.  Not once do you see her as wholly good or wholly evil.  She is just real.  I can see this sparking many conversations, and this would work great in a church reading group.

 I highly recommend this to fans of Christian fiction and historical fiction.  Regarding the historical fiction part, you don’t need to be of strong religious beliefs to find this an engaging story.

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