Delilah: Treacherous Beauty is book 3 in A Dangerous Beauty series written by Angela Hunt. At the age of 17 Delilah’s step-father dies. Her step-brother denies the marriage between his father and her mother and sells Delilah’s mother as a slave. He has Delilah locked in his room for his pleasure. Delilah eventually escapes and is take care of by 3 brothers who take her to a widow. Delilah becomes her help mate with tending the fields, weaving and greeting people who come to the well. Delilah gives birth to her step-brother’s son and the widow takes on the role of his mother. When the widow dies Delilah struggles with mothering her “enemy’s” son.
During this time, Samson is to marry and offers a prize to the person who can solve his riddle. His bride to be gets the answer from him and tells Delilah’s step-brother the answer. To fulfill the prize Samson murders people. Samson becomes a hunted man and eventually Delilah’s love. One day Delilah’s step-brother comes to the well and recognizes Delilah. He tells her he will come back to her for information regarding Samson and if she does not give it to him, he will abuse and kill her.
Delilah goes to the authorities and makes a deal with them to turn in Samson for her own safety.
This is a good story that is loosely based on the Bible. I like how the author does extensive research to make the story true to the time. The story is so well written is is hard to remember that most of the story is fictional. The Bible gives us very little information on Delilah. The story tells us the story of Samson from the angel visiting his mother before his birth, to his death. This part of the story is very powerful. God give Samson the strength to accomplish what God wants him too. Samson has very strong faith and abilty to forgive, feeling what he goes through is part of God’s plan for him.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing for an honest review.
Series: A Dangerous Beauty Novel (Book 3)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 7, 2016)