Three strong women, one physically strong man. It seems that the odds are stacked against Samson from the beginning. "Desired" is a fictionalized story of Samson and his loves. His mother wants him to continue with his Nazarite vow and marry an Israelite, keeping with his upbringing. Amara sees Samson from the rooftop of her home and desires him. Delilah uses her feminine wiles to get Samson to tell the secret of his strength. All three women had a power over Samson and which ultimately to his destruction. Why? Could Samson have turned away from the control of these women? Could he have made better choices? What was the rationale for each of these women to want some control? This story will give you insight into each of these questions and may even send you to the Bible to read what it has to say.
This was an interesting book to read. I have known the story of Samson and Delilah for many years, but this book gave it a new spin. The three women have compelling stories that will cause you to feel for them. You may also feel something for Samson and his propensity to make choices based on his desires. This book is great for individual readers, and I think groups would have fun discussing it. I received my free review copy from Net Galley and the publisher, and thank them for the opportunity.