Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones


The Sharp Hook of Love

by Sherry Jones
[historical/biographical/literary fiction]
Release date: October 7, 2014
at Simon and Schuster/Gallery Books
384 pages
ISBN: 978-1451684797
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SYNOPSIS

“To forbid the fruit only sweetens its flavor”
Among the young women of 12th century Paris, Heloise d’Argenteuil stands apart. Extraordinarily educated and quick-witted, she is being groomed by her uncle to become an abbess in the service of God.
But with one encounter, her destiny changes forever. Pierre Abelard, headmaster at the Nôtre Dame Cloister School, is acclaimed as one of the greatest philosophers in France. His controversial reputation only adds to his allure, yet despite the legions of women swooning over his poetry and dashing looks, he is captivated by the brilliant Heloise alone. As their relationship blossoms from a meeting of the minds to a forbidden love affair, both Heloise and Abelard must choose between love, duty, and ambition.
Sherry Jones weaves the lovers’ own words into an evocative account of desire and sacrifice. As intimate as it is erotic, as devastating as it is beautiful, The Sharp Hook of Love is a poignant, tender tribute to one of history’s greatest romances, and to love’s power to transform and endure.  [provided by the author]

My Review:
Five shining stars
Copy received from France Book Tours for an honest review
Wow! I loved, loved, loved this book.  There was so much buzz around it before it was published I wondered if the hype would build of this book too much. I'm happy to say all the amazing reviews and comments I read are true.  This was such a heart-warming, passionate, beautiful story.  I have to say, one of the best I read this year.  I had never heard of Heloise  or Pierre.  Both Pierre were such fascinating characters.  Individually I loved learning about them! Together as a couple they weaved such a sweet and passionate story! I have to say this is one of my favorite books!  I could not put it down.  I added Sherry Jones' other books to my to-read pile!  Amazing author! Amazing story!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



SHERRY JONES is also the author of Four Sisters, All Queens;
The Sword of Medina;
and her controversial, internationally bestselling debut, The Jewel of Medina.
She lives in Spokane, Washington.
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