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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laura Henderson

    What an inspiring read! While i have not heard this part in history before I was vastly amazed and want to research this some more. It showed me how highly underrated this woman can be and through God...

  • 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...

  • Erin Laramore

    Angela Hunt never fails to deliver a well-written, well-researched piece of work that makes you feel like you are IN the story. This book was no different. One thing that I love about historical ficti...

  • Jessica Higgins

    As the silent years continue, an unlikely leader emerges to guide the Jewish nation.Salome Alexandra has spent all of her six years of life in the small town of Modein. But when her father and sister ...