Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra

Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra Review

Born in the small village of Modein, a town made famous by the warrior Maccabees, Salome Alexandra knows better than to harbor grand dreams for her future. She pales in comparison to her beautiful older sister, and though she learns to read at an early age, girls are not valued for their intellectual ability. But when her father and sister are killed, John Hyrcanus, a distant relative, invites Salome and her mother to live with his family in Jerusalem, where her thirst for knowledge is noticed and indulged.

When her guardian betroths her to a pagan prince, she questions HaShem's plan. When Hyrcanus finally marries her to a boy half her age, she questions her guardian's sanity. But though Salome spends much of her life as a pawn ordered about by powerful men, she learns that a woman committed to HaShem can change the world.

Title:Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra
Edition Language:English

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  • Elizabeth

    This entire series has been an enjoyable read and learning about this time period I admittedly know very little about was interesting. The story coming from the very different perspectives of Salome A...

  • Fiction Aficionado

    I’m conflicted over this novel. On the one hand, as a history-lover, I felt it had a lot going for it. It was well researched, it brought to life a period of history that was hitherto unknown to me,...

  • Christian Fiction Addiction

    Bringing to life a piece of history that I have never before heard of, "Jerusalem's Queen: A novel of Salome Alexandra" is truly a stunning story. Angela Hunt has reached into the past and pieced toge...

  • Rosevine Cottage Girls

    This book was really amazing! It made me hunger and thirst for more of the story, but more importantly more of His word. I'd never heard of this strong godly woman before and I am a bible reader. She ...

  • Jeanie

    In the Christian Bible, one turns the page after Malachi and finds Matthew as if only a few days fell between the activities of the prophet and the arrival of Jesus Christ. In reality, however, four h...

  • Kav

    Angela Hunt has the uncanny ability to bring biblical history to life. Her lyrical style entices me to keep reading, even when the subject matter isn't always that palatable, which is often the case w...

  • Lori

    This is the first Angela Hunt novel I have read and I must say I am very impressed. I have never heard of this Queen before. I love how the author has brought her to life.I loved how the author portra...

  • Amy

    Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra is book three from The Silent Years series. I thought Salome's story was fascinating. I enjoyed the author's ability to transport a reader back in time t...

  • Emily Yager

    I was really drawn into this book. Having not heard of Salome Alexandra before, made this even more interesting. She was a strong biblical era woman that is unrated to be sure, and it's a shame more p...

  • Prairie Sky Book Reviews

    Angela Hunt’s masterfully written biblical fiction always exceeds my expectations. As we step into the pages of the story, we are carried back in time to Israel before the birth of Jesus, and can se...