"A gripping, fun read . . . Judy Petsonk's sexy heroine, Queen Salome Alexandra, possesses the brains, hutzpah, and vision to save Israel not only from its many enemies but also from its own conflicted nature. A marvelous window into a neglected and little-known chapter of Jewish history."
--Ellen Frankel, former Editor in Chief of the Jewish Publication Society
"A whirlwind blend of palace intrigue, bitter rivalries and shifting loyalties circa 100 B.C. in Judea's Hasmonean dynasty . . . a romp of a novel, particularly for fans of Jewish history and culture."
Queen Salome Alexandra was "an important, yet overlooked Jewish-leader . . . a model, especially for women, and for all who seek insight and inspiration."
--Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, Executive Director, Jewish Outreach Institute