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Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years Book #3)
Jerusalem's Queen (The Silent Years Book #3): A Novel of Salome Alexandra | Angela Hunt
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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.
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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This was the 3rd book in The Silent Years Series.
This is a wonderful series that details the 400 years between the Old Testament and The New Testament as told through the eyes of specific women.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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This is the third book in The Silent Years series. I can't read these books fast enough. Love, love, love ❤️❤️❤️

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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-person perspective, the story begins by switching between a Jewish girl Salome Alexandra and an Egyptian slave girl, and follows their journey and friendship into old age.