by Eleanor de Jong
Release date: 7th April 2011
Published by Avon Harper Collins
From the moment they met, there was a fire in their relationship. But Samson soon develops an overwhelming passion for Delilah; entranced by her beauty and passionate nature. The Israelites and the Philistines are in a state of constant conflict, with Samson a seemingly unbeatable warrior. The Philistines are desperate to learn the secret behind Samson's power and enrol Delilah as a pawn to bring him down. Driven by misplaced anger, Delilah agrees to use her wiles to discover the secret of his strength. But Delilah finds that Samson is far from the ogre that she had assumed: a sequence of events have been set in motion which both of them are powerless to stop. Set against the rich backdrop of the ancient holy land, Delilah tells the story of a woman who is driven by her desires rather than by her head and who makes a mistake that she comes to regret.
Eleanor de Jong is the daughter of academics and grew up in Europe, America and the UK. She studied history and politics at university, and is now settled in London with her partner. Delilah is her first novel.