Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Review of Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #2)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Genres: Biblical Fiction

"After sending his army to besiege another king's capital, 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.

Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints a realistic portrait of the beautiful woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment on a king with a divided heart."

The second book in a series about women in the Bible, Bathsheba's story was not a disappointment.
It's once again clear that the author has done her research -- I felt like I was transported back in time.

This story made Bathsheba's character more relatable, David seem more human (which I assure you, he was), and Uriah's tragic fate that much more tangible. Hunt did a fantastic job on making this real life events come alive for us today.

I highly recommend this series for lovers of Biblical Fiction! I'll be keeping my eye out for more from Angela Hunt.

**I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like an interesting story, though I'm not sure it's quite my type. Glad you enjoyed it though! :D


  2. I've never actually read a Bible fiction (retelling?) sort of thing! I kind of want to someday!! So awesome that you really enjoyed this one. :D WOOT.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!