series: Dangerous Beauty Novel, A
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A Complex and Compelling Glimpse at One of the Bible's Most Notorious Women
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.
"A fascinating journey, rich with historical accuracy and vivid descriptions of setting, people and clashing cultures, Hunt's story brings the reader in like no other."
RT Book Reviews
"Told in alternating points of view of the two protagonists, the narrative delivers both sides of this familiar story in a fresh manner. Readers will have to make up their own minds regarding Delilah's motivations. Once again, Hunt stays true to the original account in this reinterpretation. But she adds authentic historical details to present Delilah and Samson's relationship and individual personalities in a new light."
"Hunt breathes brilliance into the dusty, mystical past. Her precise and purposeful details immerse the reader in the world of Gaza circa 1200 BCE in this fascinating, richly researched, and artfully composed biblical novel that explores the timeless themes of grief, hope, and betrayal."
Booklist starred review
"A richly textured and deeply moving story of innocence lost, love, grief, and betrayal. . . . Hunt is a master story-teller; her exquisite rendering of this doomed couple is character development at its finest."