Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra

Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra

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 dist Born in the small village of Modein, a town made famous by the warrior Maccabees, Salome Alexandra knows better than to h...

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Title:Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra
Author:Angela Elwell Hunt
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0764219340
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra Reviews

  • Erin Laramore
    Oct 31, 2018
    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 fiction (and particularly biblical historical fiction) is that it brings that time-frame to...
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    Dec 28, 2018
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  • Jill
    Oct 12, 2018
    Jerusalem's Queen This is the third book in The Silent Years series. I am loving and learning so much from these books! This one is about Salome, who I had never heard of. There is lots of palace intrigue which I love. Salome was a great character. I loved how wise she was, and she ha...
  • Kathie
    Dec 10, 2018
    Very well written, and discusses a time that most "Gentiles" are not going to know well. ...
  • Renn Shearin
    Jan 03, 2019
    Jerusalem's Queen by Angela Hunt is a phenomenal book that reveals an era of Israel's history that I was not at all familiar with. This novel is the third book in Angela Hunt's series, The Silent Years, which covers the time in between the biblical book of Malachi and Matthew when the ...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 07, 2018
    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 Alexandria and her Egyptian handmaid Kissa allowed for a more well rounded view of the ...
  • Elizabeth
    Oct 31, 2018
    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 Alexandria and her Egyptian handmaid Kissa allowed for a more well rounded view of the ...
  • Laura
    Dec 05, 2018
    Love biblical fiction? Love history? Love Angela Hunt? With those three things, one will find excellent biblical fiction written by author Angela Hunt. Deeply researched and richly written, Jerusalem?s Queen is excellent. A poor girl from the village of Modein, rises to the Que...
  • Jeanie
    Dec 07, 2018
    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 hundred "silent years" lie between the Old Testament and New, a time when God did not s...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    Jan 17, 2019
    Jerusalem's Queen A Novel of Salome Alexandra by Angela Hunt Bethany House Bethany House Publishers Christian Pub Date 06 Nov 2018 I am am reviewing a copy of Jerusalem?s Queen through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley: Salome Alexandra was born in the smal...
  • Linda Walters
    Jan 10, 2019
    I wasn't quite sure to expect with this book but it out that it was really pretty good. Good Jewish history mixed with some fiction. I was amazed when I found out how much of it was actually true. I was concerned that with all the history of the nation during that time and the Jewish...
  • Linda
    Oct 29, 2018
    I never miss a book by Angela Hunt, and this series set within the intertestamental period has fascinated and educated me. I had never heard of Salome Alexander prior to reading this novel, and Hunt's expert research brings her to life. Historical fact intertwines with compelling ficti...
  • S
    Dec 22, 2018
    This is one of Angela Hunt's better books. It's written about Salome Alexandra in the Bible and tells of her and King Solomon's relationship. Yes, parts are fabrication, but most books are to make them interesting. Instead she shows us what may have been, not an absolute. Keeping that ...
  • Amy
    Dec 11, 2018
    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 to Jerusalem. I found this to be intriguing and held my attention throughout. I give ...
  • Heather Gadd
    Nov 30, 2018
    An Unconventional Christmas Story Before reading this book, I had never heard of Salome Alexandra and was grateful for my Kindle and its search features, Wikipedia aiding me in my historical deficiencies. Not that the book is lacking in information, it?s teeming with detailed fact...
  • Kella
    Nov 14, 2018
    Wow. Jerusalem?s Queen is so soooo good, ya?ll!! Angela Hunt knows how to bring characters to life, and this story breath history in a well paced, intriguing plot. Having missed the first two books in The Silent Years series, I found that didn?t matter while reading this book., b...
  • Christine
    Dec 03, 2018
    This book was really well done. Probably my favorite in the series so far. ...
  • Nannette O'Grady
    Jan 12, 2019
    Great story of a truly strong woman. Faith and patience has it's reward. ...
  • Jessica Higgins
    Nov 21, 2018
    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 are killed in an accident, she and her mother?s lives are on the brink of change...
  • Robin Willson
    Nov 28, 2018
    Beautiful enriching story. So much more than what you can find in Wikipedia! A very well written story of Salome Alexandria, based more on the writing of Josephus. The characters come to life and illuminate a time a generation before our Messiah. It helps so much to envision this part ...
  • Eva
    Nov 16, 2018
    Angela Hunt's books never fail to captivate and Jerusalem's Queen was no exception. She wove an intriguing tale of royalty and Israel's history that held my interest from start to finish. However, as with most of her books, I didn't connect with any of the characters which was a major ...
  • Emily Yager
    Oct 18, 2018
    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 people don't know about her. It shows how Salome discovers and grows in her faith in Go...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    Nov 30, 2018
    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, and it gave me a protagonist who was anticipating the promised Messiah. I love fictio...
  • Tanisca Wilson
    Dec 06, 2018
    The first few pages captured my eye and kept me reading late into the night. Sipporah's character was well-developed and her assault which spurned her negative orientation toward her daughter, spreads light on a trendy issue which is untreated phenomena can lead to mental illness. Her ...
  • Becky Roper
    Jan 17, 2019
    A wonderful book. Intermingling history with small licensees by the author a must read . Loved all the details as in clothing, surroundings and life of the rulers and slaves. Recommend to anyone liking historical novels. ...
  • Rosevine Cottage Girls
    Oct 11, 2018
    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 falls on the scene in the silent period between the old and new testament. She was in ...
  • Lori
    Nov 30, 2018
    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 portrayed Salome. Salome in my book is a strong, courageous, and selfless queen. It's...
  • Kate Campos
    Aug 30, 2018
    Another great Angela Hunt biblical fiction told through dual narrators. Fans of biblical Esther will enjoy this book, as it resonates in the tradition of brave women playing pivotal roles in the survival of their people. *I received a copy for review through the publisher via Bookl...
  • Tanya Brown
    Dec 06, 2018
    My reflections: Angela Hunt's third book from "The Silent Years" was everything I expected from an Angela Hunt novel and so much more. Packed with historically accurate details and a complex plot that keeps you guessing. This is the exact reason why I love Hunt's books so much. Writte...
  • Amanda
    Dec 31, 2018
    I loved the way this book demonstrated how to deal with life's disappointments. Salome's husband is chosen for her, and the result is quite disastrous. At great personal sacrifice she accepts the leadership role forced upon her, and God blesses the nation as a result. Good stuff!! ...