October 17, 2014

The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones - Review and Giveaway


I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones
ISBN: 9781451684797
Trade Paperback

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: This is the first book that I have read by this author and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I have not heard Heloise and Abelard's story before so this was something new for me to read and learn about while while enjoying this book. This was the telling of a timeless love story. Sherry did a good job with her research with an added bonus of using the real letters between these two to make the book that much more interesting. I liked the way Sherry developed her characters and set the scenes. Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. I am going to look for more books by this author. 


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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2 comments:

  1. thanks for your enthusiastic review. Glad you discovered their story and a wonderful new author!
    if your readers want to read other reviews, the tour link is: http://francebooktours.com/2014/08/13/sherry-jones-on-tour-the-sharp-hook-of-love/

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  2. Thank you for this kind review. I feel very honored, and I hope you do enjoy my other books, as well!

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