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...
  • Heather
    Jun 03, 2019
    This was an extensively researched book, however it was horribly lacking when it came to storytelling. Good biblical fiction should weave together history and story, but this book seemed lopsided toward history. I stuck with it because I found the discussion of the differences between ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Kelly Hodgkins
    Mar 10, 2019
    Anticipating a romanticised version of a time when Jerusalem has a queen?one of whom I have never heard?Jerusalem?s Queen by Angela Hunt was a surprise! It is a phenomenally accurate historical journey through a very difficult time in lives of the Jews. Written from a first-perso...
  • 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...
  • Beverly
    Apr 01, 2019
    I appreciate the detail in this fascinating historical novel. I find I learn much and wish to read more of the Bible given to us to grow in my biblical knowledge. ...
  • 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...
  • Kav
    Feb 17, 2019
    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 when it comes to fictional biographies. My happily-ever-after loving heart can't always...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    Jan 26, 2019
    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 together the life of a woman who was utterly remarkable, a character that I soon grew to a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Laura
    Dec 21, 2018
    This book follows Salome Alexandra from a young girl until finally the ?Queen?. The road to that point was painful as she heard some many negative things from her mother who was sadden by the death of her beautiful deceased daughter. After the death of her father the family was tak...
  • Lauralee
    Mar 11, 2019
    Salome is the often neglected daughter in her family. Her mother prefers her prettier older sister named Kentura in favor of her. When her favored sister is killed, Salome is invited to enter her uncle?s house John Hyrcanus. Under her uncle?s teachings, she studies the Torah and le...
  • Kris
    Feb 15, 2019
    I had no idea Jerusalem had a ruling-in-her-own-right queen, ever! But they did ? Queen Salome Alexandra, shortly before the time of Christ. Salome begins life as the beloved daughter of her father, and the tolerated daughter of her mother. Yet, through a series of unusual events, ev...
  • 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 ...
  • Prairie Sky Book Reviews
    Feb 18, 2019
    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 see, hear, smell, taste, and almost touch the ancient setting that envelops us. Ms. Hunt...
  • Sharon Phelps
    Mar 10, 2019
    Astounding good This book takes you into Jewish history that is little known. I certainly didn't know that there was ever a Queen. And this book explained more clearly the faith of the Pharisees, Sadduccees, and Essessens. I absolutely loved the whole story. If the three books in th...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • J.L. Slipak
    Feb 02, 2019
    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. We have here a biblical fiction about a rather unknown era in history that takes place in Jerusalem. This historical fiction is well-researched and somewhat sad. Angela Hunt did a stupendous job with this topic s...
  • 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...
  • Katrina D.
    Mar 02, 2019
    Historical Christian fiction at its best! I knew some of this history already, but Angela Hunt made these historical people come alive for me and crafted a believable world where people suffer under cruelty and are longing for a savior. I liked how the main characters are strong wome...