• From the award-winning author of the controversial international bestseller The Jewel of Medina, a historical novel that chronicles the lives of four sisters, all daughters of Beatrice of Provence—all of whom became queens in medieval Europe.

    When Beatrice of Savoy, countess of Provence, sends her four beautiful, accomplished daughters to become queens, she admonishes them: Family comes first. As a result...READ MORE

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Review Roundup: The Best Quotes from The Sharp Hook of Love | France Book Tours

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What an exhilarating three-week blog tour for my new Abelard-and-Heloise novel, “The Sharp Hook of Love.” Check out these excerpts, compiled by tour organizer Emma:    TOUR QUOTATIONS Unshelfish The Sharp Hook of Love has been the best historical romance … Continue reading

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Does Joyce Carol Oates Promote Her Books?

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I really hate making everything all about me. On my social media sites, my friends and followers must be grinding their teeth in boredom right now, sick to death of hearing about my new book only two weeks after its … Continue reading

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The Choices an Historical Author Must Make: Words and Peace’s Review of The Sharp Hook of Love

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Emma at Words and Peace praises THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE in this finely honed, intelligent review, but also questions some of the choices I made in writing the story. Be sure to read my responses in the comments section! And … Continue reading

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An interview with Sherry Jones: ‘The Sharp Hook of Love’ – Spokesman.com – Oct. 5, 2014

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It’s always great to be interviewed by a journalist, and given the chance to speak my truths. This interview ran in the Sunday, Oct. 5 Spokesman-Review, Spokane’s daily newspaper. Enjoy! Book Review: Sherry Jones’ ‘The Sharp Hook of Love’ – … Continue reading

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Kimberly Eve Musings of a Writer: A Review of The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones

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Another wonderful review, from Kimberly Eve: “The Sharp Hook of Love is a beautiful love story I would wholeheartedly recommend.” And I wholeheartedly recommend you read her blog! Kimberly Eve Musings of a Writer: A review of The Sharp Hook of … Continue reading

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The Tale of 12th Century Abelard and Heloise Shows Love Can Endure All Things: Excellent Read! | Oh, for the HOOK of a BOOK!

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“Historical author Sherry Jones is one of the most lyrical, poetic writers of historical and biographical fiction that exists. In all my reading of historical fiction, I’ve rarely seen anyone write sentences with the emotion, depth of feeling, and silky … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Sherry Jones: The Greatest Love Story of All Time: Abelard and Heloise | Judith Starkston

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Guest Post by Sherry Jones: The Greatest Love Story of All Time: Abelard and Heloise | Judith Starkston.

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Library Journal on Heloise, Abelard, and THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE

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The passionate story of star-crossed lovers Heloise and Abelard is well known, but Jones (The Jewel of the Medina; Four Sisters, All Queens) makes the classic tragic tale all too human in her new novel, which deftly explores the complexity … Continue reading

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Kirkus: You Won’t Want to Stop Reading THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE

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“Emotional heft.” “Subtle and complex.” “Readers will push to the end determined to find out if there never was a tale of more woe than that of Heloise and her Abelard, or if, for once, true love is able to … Continue reading

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“Evocative,” “Beautifully Written,” “Poetic”: The Sharp Hook of Love

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Abelard and Heloise’s Love Story “True and Deep” I am delighted to present to you the first full-length review of my forthcoming Abelard-and-Heloise novel, THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, on Colleen Turner’s wonderful Historical Tapestry blog. If you like this … Continue reading

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