Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years, #3) by Angela Elwell Hunt

Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years, #3)

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 Jeru...

Details Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years, #3)

TitleJerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years, #3)
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years, #3)

  • 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 falls on the scene in the silent period between the old and new testament. She was in the Hasmonean family - that of the Maccabees. I am drawn to her. She is strong in her faith and continues even when those around her that hold all the power don'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 people don't know about her. It shows how Salome discovers and grows in her faith in God, it is very inspiring. Though this is a work of fiction, it is very well researched and well written. It you love Biblical era - type books, this is a must read.I...
  • 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 fiction (and particularly biblical historical fiction) is that it brings that time-frame to life for me and allows me to learn more about a time and culture in a way that is also entertaining. I've really enjoyed this series so far, that takes place in th...
  • 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 are killed in an accident, she and her mother’s lives are on the brink of change. A distant relative from Jerusalem has come to claim them to live in his house. He is the son of the high priest and they will have a good life. As the time draws near...
  • 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 portrayed Salome. Salome in my book is a strong, courageous, and selfless queen.It's a shame how her mother treates her. Kind of reminds me of my husband's family the way him mom treats him. She's put all of her lock, stock and barrel into the youngest son...
  • Linda
    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 fiction resulting in a can't-put-down tale of the years prior to the birth of Christ. Hunt expertly portrays the harsh realities of this ancient time while simultaneousl...
  • Robin Willson
    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 of the old testament and history. Told in first person through the eyes if Salome and her servant who came from Egypt. Salome doesn't think she is good enough compa...
  • Kella
    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., but I am adding the rest of this series to my TBR list so I can catch up on what happened earlier in the series! 🙂 If you love faith-based, historical novels that...
  • Eva
    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 let-down for me. However, other fans of Biblical fiction might well love this book - it just wasn't my favorite.I received a copy of this book from the publisher in...
  • 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 Alexandria and her Egyptian handmaid Kissa allowed for a more well rounded view of the events of this Queen's life. I would call this a slow burn as the majority of the story is spent during Salome's younger years in the house of her uncle John Hyrcan...
  • Jill
    Jerusalem's QueenThis 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 had such a heart for her people. This is also a story about friendship. Salome's servant plays a big part in her life. It's also romance free which was nice.I received ...
  • Victoria
    I have always enjoyed books by Angela Hunt and this is no exception. She did a wonderful job of portraying this queen. This is a fictionalized version of history.I asked to read and review this book through Netgalley and was given an advanced reader's ebook to do so. Even though it was not fully edited, There were so few errors, I'm not even sure there were any at all. It was very well done.The story was well researched and the characters were to...
  • Susan Graves
    I'll admit I was nervous about this book as I have never read any of Angela Hunt's novels but I am so glad that I not only started this book but continued on and finished it. Not that finishing it was hard because shortly after I started I could not put this book down. What a delight to read this novel! The scenery was painted so vividly and the character development was strong that I felt like I knew them. This book is one of those rare gems tha...
  • Kate Campos
    *I received a copy for review through the publisher via Booklist.
  • Anne
    Jerusalem's Queen By Angela HuntThis book follows Salome Alexandra through her life in Hasmonean dynasty Israel from Salome’s poor and broken childhood to becoming queen of Jerusalem. During Salome’s life, she had to use discernment to judge what she believed. I have so many Bibles and biblical resources telling me about my faith. Salome, however, was required to find her faith in a whole different manner. Hunt tells the story of Salome falli...