Dangerous Beauty

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 503 ratings

Esther Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Angela Hunt Returns to Biblical Fiction.

An ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews in ancient Persia, so an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people.

When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews - young and old, powerful, and helpless. Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people... and bind her husband's heart.

Esther marks best-selling author Angela Hunt's return to biblical fiction. In each novel she explores an example of a Hebrew Old Testament woman - a woman whose physical beauty influences those around her and can change the course of history.

©2015 Angela Hunt Communications, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Esther

    • A Royal Beauty
    • By: Angela Hunt
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews - young and old, powerful, and helpless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent retelling.

    • By Sara R. Clifton on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Bathsheba

    • Reluctant Beauty
    • By: Angela Hunt
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Michael on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Delilah

    • Treacherous Beauty
    • By: Angela Hunt
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani, Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another good book

    • By cjw on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99