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Random House Children's Books, Apr 10, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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If I'd never hoped to live in a world of goodness and truth—if the priestess of Diana, then Leander, and Joanna, hadn't shown me glimpses of it—maybe I wouldn't have minded being shut out of it. Maybe the preacher's death wouldn't have trapped me in a dungeon, the dungeon of my own self.

Her name is Salome. You may think you know her story—how her seductive Dance of the Seven Veils led to the beheading of John the Baptist. But you don't know it from her side. You don't know how a web of betrayal, and greed, and desire was spun around an innocent teenage girl. How she came to doubt her own mother. How she searched for a friend in an unfamiliar land. And how she walked into a trap that changed the course of history.

This is Salome's story, in her own words. Listen, and learn of strength, of power, of loyalty—and of death.

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User Review  - TR Horne - Goodreads

I really, really enjoyed this book. I was surprised that I even found it interesting because historical/biblical novels are like the death ray to a reader like me. I loved the way the writer kept the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth Wiley - Goodreads

I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I was intrigued by it because it went along the same path as The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, that is a historical fiction novel based around a woman in the ... Read full review


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Beatrice Gormley is the author of many novels and biographies, including Back to the Titanic!, Miriam, and Julius Caesar: Young Statesman.

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