Sunday, January 9, 2011

Delilah: A Book Review and Giveaway

About The Book:


Given to the temple of Atargatis as a child, Delilah is raised to be a priestess to the Five Cities that rule Canaan. She grows up under the watchful eyes of high priestess Derceto, who sees her as a valuable pawn in her political agenda. Meanwhile, in the hills of Canaan, the Israelites choose Samson to lead their fight against the Five Cities. When he catches a glimpse of Delilah, he risks his freedom to marry her, and Derceto seizes the chance to have Samson at her mercy. Caught between the two, Delilah is forced to question her own heart.
An inventive retelling of an ancient story, Delilah is a tale of political turmoil, betrayal, passionate friendship, and forbidden love.
About The Author:
INDIA EDGHILL is a librarian living in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York. She is the author of two other novels,Wisdom's Daughter, which was a Romantic Times Nominee for Best Historical Fiction, and Queenmaker.
My Review:
Samson and Delilah are two of the most well known people in the Bible, and their story is one of the most popular and well-known. Now comes a book by India Edghill that is so vividly and exquisitely written that you will be drawn into their world from the opening pages. You will be brought into a world of politics, love, and friendship in a way that you will not want to put this book down. I know I didn't. 
It is very evident that an extensive amount of research was done by the author to create a very authentic novel and that the author is incredibly talented. I have not had the opportunity to read other writings from Edghill, but after reading Delilah, I will definitely be adding Queenmaker and Wisdom's Daughter to my To-Be-Read list this year.
A wonderful read that I highly recommend!
BUY IT: You can purchase Delilah by India Edghill online through its publisher.
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***I received a complimentary copy of this book ,courtesy of Picador USA, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


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