Saturday, June 4, 2016

Delilah by Angela Hunt




 Beauty is a curse

This is the second book I have read by Angela Hunt, and I am now a fan. This book was esquisite, moving and compassionate. She put Delilah on a new light, a more humane light, that of a woman caught up in a situation she had to find a way out of. She showed a daughter, mother and woman in love. It shows how the thirst for revenge can have a great impact on your life and others around you. Delilah's father had died when his ship sank.
Delilah's mother had just been married three months to a Philistine businessman who had shone her nothing but compassion and thoughtfulness, unlike his son, who never spoke a kind word. Delilah's stepfather, Adinai, died and her stepbrother, Achish, took over the estate. Delilah's mother couldn't prove Adinai had married her. Achish starting treating Delilah and her mother like slaves. Her mother was of Egyptian descent and her skin was black, Delilah was Egyptian and Crete descent and had skin the color of mud. He sold Delilah's mother as a slave and took her as his concubine. He begins to abuse her. How to escape from this prison. Who would help her? Travel along with Delilah and see where her life goes. While Delilah is going through changes in her life, Samson is also having problems, his marriage is ill-fated and his bride and father-in-law are killed. How do Delilah and Samson's life cross? What surprises are along the way? Pick up a copy today and be enthralled. You will not be able to put it down. Keep up the good work, Angela. Looking forward to your nextbook.

I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing for this review.

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