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Angela Benson

Author of Awakening Mercy

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The Summer of Me has well developed characters and the story line is interesting. This novel was a good summer read. I would like to read more of the characters in sequential novels. The words flowed well with no grammatical errors. I will definitely read more from Angela Benson.
DonnasBookAddiction | Sep 6, 2017 |
Well! Naturally, it isn't like this with me and all novels, but I can honestly say that Delilah's Daughters by author Angela Benson kept me engrossed from beginning to end, without any lag time in the middle. This three-sister singing group and their mother, Delilah Monroe, have some tough decisions to make and lessons to learn about the cost of fame, the power of purpose, and the value of family.

Granted, the novel's opening had kind of a Jacob Marley/Clarence Odbody vibe for me, A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life pretty much being the only stories where I go in for stuff like ghosts and human-beings-turned-angels. And an early occurrence of one sister "shaking it" at a press conference made me suspect the read might be a bit much for my quasi-conservative sensibilities, but that turned out not to be the case.

What I may appreciate most about this novel is the author's clear understanding of human nature and how there are valid right and wrong points on all sides of the Monroe family's dilemma. Everything isn't just cut and dried or neatly packaged for an easy, cheesy fix. Also, even though the story addresses unsavory sides to the music business and relationships going amiss, the story doesn't sink down to become an unsavory mess itself. You don't find that balance everywhere!

Now, besides being repetitive at points, the writing falls a tad flat in a few places where it could have "popped" more, and a new romance here has hardly any lead-up or a middle--very little time or development between 0 and 60. So, the sudden declarations and display of feelings there left me some paces behind.

Still, I absolutely ate up this story of a family at a crossroads, and I'm looking forward to checking out this ChristFic author again.
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NadineC.Keels | 2 other reviews | Apr 16, 2016 |
Delilah's Daughters Angela Benson
After her husband dies she struggles on to make her three daughters strong and keep them together as a singing group.
Each want the fame and fortune and deals are talked about but they'd leave some of the group out of the loop.
The past catches up with them as time goes on and their careers are on different paths.
Lots of twists and turns as things are revealed from the past. Easy to keep the characters straight. good read.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).… (more)
jbarr5 | 2 other reviews | Oct 30, 2014 |
This was OK for what it is - no pretensions to being great literature or anything. I thought the dialogue was artificial and the change of heart (obligatory, of course, at the end of these kinds of books) didn't have enough purpose behind it to be believable. But then, I also thought the animosity exhibited at the beginning - which is what the change of heart is supposed to address - was quite a stretch, too. So, overall, it passes the time but there's probably better ways to do so.
TerriBooks | Feb 8, 2014 |


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