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Delilah: Treacherous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty Series #3)

Angela Hunt, Angela Hunt
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Delilah is the third book in Angela Hunt's Dangerous Beauty seriesLife 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 me... Read More


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Delilah is the third book in Angela Hunt's Dangerous Beauty series

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 her 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.

Product Details:
Pages: 352
Released: 06/2016
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2016
  • UPC: 9780764216978
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 347
  • Publish Date: Jun 7, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042030"
  • ISBN: 076421697X

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Not the Story You Remember from Sunday School by Suzie on 7/4/2016
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If you spent many Sundays of your childhood in either Sunday school, church camp, or VBS (Vacation Bible School), you’ve probably heard the story of Samson and Delilah. The account of Samson in the Bible is short—only five chapters—and only one of those chapters includes the woman who tricked him into giving up the one secret he had—the secret of his strength.

In her third Dangerous Beauty novel, Angela Hunt explores Delilah’s story in a way that few have probably ever thought of her. In fact, most who have heard her story most likely view her as the villain in Samson’s story. But what if there’s more to the story? Something that Hunt explores with a hand that balances Biblical facts with fiction in a way that will have you reevaluating what you believe about Delilah.

What if something in her past drove her to the place where she had no choice but to betray Samson. What if doing so broke her heart? What was Delilah’s life like before she became the seductress? And what of Samson? Really, read his story closely, the man is kind of arrogant and sets himself apart from his people.

The one thing Hunt has successfully done in each of her Dangerous Beauty books is drive me to the Bible—to read these stories closely, to dwell on what may be a deeper truth. And while the author readily admits there is little to be found regarding Delilah, and I am well aware this book was a work of fiction, it has me re-thinking this story just a little bit, which I believe is the whole point of this beautiful series.

****Bethany House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Great Biblical Fiction by sherry on 7/2/2016
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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.

Great book by Anne732009 on 6/25/2016
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This was such a great book! This is the third book in the Dangerous Beauty series (you don’t need to read this book in order because it can be a stand alone book).
We read two different stories in this book. We read Delilah’s story and also Samson’s story (it starts before they met). The story’s will go back and forth so some readers may not enjoy that but I didn’t mind it. Angela Hunt takes Delilah and Samson’s story from the bible and brings it alive (of course this is a biblical fiction take from the true bible story). Even with this being a fictional story, reading Delilah’s story I felt different towards her. I felt like she really could had a hard life, I really never thought about her past until I read this book. This book has love, faith, forgiveness, and temptation.
I highly recommend this book. Rather you have been reading biblical fiction for awhile or this is your first book, you won’t be disappointed.
*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.

One of the best books I've ever read! by Halee on 6/7/2016
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///////A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible's Baddest Girls
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 her 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.//////

Such, such, SUCH a great book!!

This book, Delilah , was such a biblically accurate, unable to put down and a wonderful blend of action, spiritual food for thought, and emotional turmoil. It definitely did not let me down. The characters were so real, I really did feel for them, and the POV swapped continually between Samson and Delilah.

It was very interesting to read this story from thousands of years ago come to life for us modern day Christians, and I do consider it one of the best books I've ever read! I loved reading about (supposedly) Delilah's backstory and the WHY and HOW she came into Samson's life. It kinda makes you think that maybe she wasn't just a heartless prostitute who turned over a man of God to their enemy. She had reason. Also, in this book, she had so much emotional trauma dealt out to her....I just really loved her character. And I'm not saying she was the best person ever, I just loved learning more about this woman.

Samson didn't seem as "strong" in this book as he's portrayed in the Bible, but I don't have solid evidence that Angela Hunt, the author, was faulty in writing this aspect of his story.

Now for the negative content:
-Lots of mentions of "using women", prostitutes, harlots, etc. BUT, although there's references, the author used them tastefully and she sticks to the atmosphere of Philistine culture.
-If it bothers you, you should be wary of the gore content of this book. There's not much of it, but if you don't like fighting or wars, maybe use discretion.

WRAP-UP:
This book was similar to a time travel machine for me-it took me away from my little home in America, and swept me away to a setting, thousands of years ago to learn about a very influential couple in Christian history.

I recommend this to anyone who loves biblical fiction or historical fiction.

I think this book would be a great companion novel if you need a supplement for a Bible Study.

Please, please read it! It was such a cool ride!

*I was sent this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*


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