Author: Angela Hunt
Paperback: 384 Pages
Series: A Dangerous Beauty Novel
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 1, 2015)
One of Ancient Israel’s Most Famous Women–As You’ve Never Looked at Her Before One of the Bible’s most misunderstood and misjudged women, Bathsheba comes to life in this new biblical reimagining from Angela Hunt. Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, this is an eye-opening portrait that will have you reconsidering everything you thought you knew about her. After receiving God’s promise of a lifelong reign and an eternal dynasty, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier’s wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king’s household.
The author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in biblical studies in theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs.
I have never read anything by Angela Hunt but, that is all about to change! I was enthralled with this book about Bathsheba. As you may recall Bathsheba was the woman King David saw while she was bathing on the roof and that is what is mostly remembered for. Angela Hunt has done an outstanding job bringing the story of David and Bathsheba to life! She followed the Old Testament story of these two. She fills in the details of how their life could have been beautifully and believably. You get a glimpse into Bathsheba’s pain over the loss of her husband and her concern for the lives of her children. You will are in for a treat as you delve deeper and deeper into the life of a very misunderstood woman of the bible. Even if you are not interested in Bible stories, pick this book up because it is so much more! This book is a must read!
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