Angela Hunt: Discover more…and a giveaway

Angela_HuntDiscover more about

Angela Hunt

and her Biblical novel

Esther

Bethany House

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A book character that sticks in my mind is…Sister Luke, from THE NUN’S STORY, my favourite book. I discovered that novel as a teenager, and loved it because it was so foreign to my world.

The last book that made me cry was… ONE LIGHT STILL SHINES, by Marie Monville

The last book that made me laugh out loud was… a cookbook. When I realized I’d had the chutzpah to think I could actually make marzipan!

I’m completely immersed in their storytelling, whenever I read a book by… Francine Rivers.

The first person who encouraged me to pursue my writing was…Mrs. Deanna Bartcher, my sixth grade teacher.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would be…a lawyer.  But this answer changes every year.

I write stories because…I have a mortgage. And it’s the gift God gave me to pay the bills.

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When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews, 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.

My latest novel can be described by these 5 adjectives…historic, realistic, suspenseful, unpredictable, and Jewish.

My main character is…Esther, a not very religious girl at the start.

My main character resembles…Catherine Zeta-Jones Douglas.

My story’s spiritual theme is… “avoiding spiritual complacency.”

The most recent movie or tv show I loved was…THE WALKING DEAD. Forget the gore, I am completely engaged in the characters. And I’m fascinated by what happens when a culture’s moral underpinnings—along with government and laws—are swept away. What happens to humanity without those guiding ethics?

The story I’m currently working on is about…Delilah,  Samson’s lover.

You may not know this about me, but I…am a professional photographer on weekends.

I might go all fan girl if I met…Annie Lebowitz.

If I could travel back in time, I’d go to…whenever they invented indoor plumbing.

I get lost in the music when I listen to…ten part a capella arrangements.

A long held dream of mine is…to live the life I’m living, then to stand before God and thank him for the privilege.

Thanks Angela!

Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of The Fine Art of InsincerityDoesn’t She Look Natural, She Always Wore Red and She’s In A Better Place
Visit Angela’s website and blog
Buy at Esther: Royal Beauty (A Dangerous Beauty Novel) or Koorong

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38 Responses to Angela Hunt: Discover more…and a giveaway

  1. My favorite biblical characters are Ruth, Esther and now Rahab after reading Tessa Asfar’s fictional account of her. I will definitely be adding Angela’s book to my TBR pile. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. So hard to pin down one favorite biblical character! Ruth is one. John. Peter. Deborah. Samuel. Abraham

  3. I would have to say my favorite Biblical character is either Esther or Ruth!

  4. My favorite Biblical character is King David. As David was a man after God’s own heart, so must we be in our walk with Him.

    I would Love to read this book.

    Blessings

  5. I admire Jochebed, and for that matter, Shiphrah and Puah. They were the two Jewish midwives who feared the Lord more than the Pharoah and would not kill the Jewish male babies upon birth, as they were directed to do. They then gave the excuse that the Jewish women were giving birth before the midwives arrived. November was raising two children well and then gave birth to a boy during the pharaohs decree. She and A mean managed to hide the baby for three months, which must have been scary and hard. When they heard that the newborn boys were to be drowned, they listened to God and took a lesson from the ark, putting their son in a basket and covering it with pitch to keep it from leaking and putting their son in it, trusting God to protect their son. Then Miriam tried to watch out for her baby brother. How hard it must have been on Joshebed. Then when Miriam saw the princess found the baby, she was a smart enough little girl to offer to find a wet nurse, and bring Jochebed. Whichever would know that her baby boy was safe and get a little more time with her child, but to still give him up when he was a toddler and bond and nurture him, but not be a mother to him any more must have been hard, but her faith and strength were admirable. And her children were the leaders who helped lead the freed slaves.

  6. Ruth

  7. I have a hard time with this one… I’ve never read the entire Bible, so I’m not able to answer. But I’m reading it entirely this year, so on December 31st 2015, I’ll be able to answer 😛

  8. I love all the books I read from Angela. Love the cover on this one.

  9. This looks like a great read. As for people in the Bible I can relate to…that would be Martha.

  10. I’ve always loved Moses’s story.

  11. I would have to say that my favorite Biblical character is Paul. I love his epistles and what a change from being Saul!

  12. Looking forward to reading this one!

  13. When I was a child my Mom would find me reading the Bible story of Esther late into the night. Esther’s strength and faith has always impressed me.

  14. Love reading her books!

  15. My favorite biblical character is Rahab. She was a bad girl of the Bible that ended up doing the right thing at the right time and saving her household. I aspire to have her courage and faith.

  16. I love the story of Ruth. She reminds me that God is very much aware of where each one of us is and what He can accomplish through us for his glory. God’s plan for my life is much better for me than anything this works has to offer.

  17. Favorite character … Elijah. An ordinary man who prayed bold prayers and received bold answers. Love the hope his life gives me as I, too, seek to boldly approach God with impossible asks.

  18. I have always loved the story of Ester tho there are so many I like. Also of men I would pick King David and Job, because he would not deny or blame GOD no matter how bad things got and when his friends tried to get him to. Both show so much faith in GOD. I would love to win this book from Angela.( I am not trying to get any points by saying this, but Angela, you are a beautiful lady. ) Just the honest truth. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  19. My favorite Biblical character is Peter, Jesus’ apostle.

  20. Mary among so many others

  21. My favorite Biblical character is David.

  22. A photographer? Love it!! And also geeked out when I say Walking Dead mentioned :) :)

    Loved reading this book too! Such a different read of Esther!

  23. I like Rahab..

  24. Sarah is my favorite

  25. Esther and Mary who sat and listened to Jesus and anointed a his feet.

  26. My favorite Biblical woman is definitely Esther. I have always loved how strong she was and read many fictional accounts of the Biblical story also. I am looking forward to this book.

  27. Mary Magdalene is my favorite and considered to be a saint by the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran churches .

  28. I love the story of Ruth; God blessed her faithfulness!

  29. I love the story of Ester and she’s one of my favorite people in the Bible. David is probably my favorite. Today. Tomorrow, who knows.

  30. Elijah is my favorite. He put his all into serving God then he asked for a double portion and Good gave it to him.

  31. Ruth and Mary

  32. My favorite Biblical figure is Jesus.

  33. After Jesus Christ, my favorite person from the Bible is the Apostle John. Like others have said, today that’s who it is…tomorrow may be different.

  34. Esther has always been a favorite.

  35. My favorite Biblical character would be the woman at the well. If she had a name, I’m not aware of it. All I know is that Jesus will forgive our sins no matter what we have done.

  36. One of my favorites is Esther, another is Lydia.

    Thanks for offering the opportunity to win this book!

  37. Joseph is my favorite Bible character. I really enjoyed Angela’s series on him. I’m looking forward to reading Esther.

  38. Christina Palacios

    One of my favorite is King David story.

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