A Bookish Affair: Review: The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones

I’m delighted with this lovely review of  THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE. The takeaway: 4.5 stars from Meg, and praise for all aspects of my book. “This,” she writes, “is definitely a book that I am going to be thinking about for a long, long time!” Thanks, Meg! A Bookish Affair: Review: The Sharp Hook […]

Congratulations! You win THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE!!!

Wouldn’t you love to see this message in your inbox? If you love the story of Abelard and Heloise, or historical fiction, or a great romance, or even poetry and philosophy, you’ll want to read THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE. It debuts Oct. 6, but my publisher, Simon & Schuster/Gallery, has generously offered a limited number […]

A Contest! Win an ARC of THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE!

Psst! Don’t want to wait until November to read THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE? Great news!! I’ll give away 10 Advance Reading Copies in July to people who pre-order my new novel TODAY. Here’s how to qualify: Pre-order your copy of this sweeping romantic, historical novel from your favorite retailer TODAY (Friday, July 27), send me […]

Optimistic about 2014? You bet!

The headlines say that we Americans are feeling optimistic about 2014. I know I am. I’m ready for the New Year to cut in on the twisted dance I’ve been doing with 2013, a terrible partner who keeps stepping on my toes. It’s time for merriment and joy. It’s time for 2014 to take me […]

Publishers Weekly: FOUR SISTERS ALL QUEENS is “Excellent”

“Jones’s excellent new historical…” That’s all I could see of the new Publishers Weekly review coming out Monday, Aug. 6., as displayed in my Google Alert. My pulse gave a little skip. Like a dog on point, as the cashier before me chatted very pleasantly about her former life in Bosnia, I focused only on […]

Does God Hate Women?

Does God hate women? I would say “no.” God is love, remember? It’s men who hate women — men who appropriate the religious beliefs of holy men (and ignore those of holy women) and, with the help of the sword and the iron fist, turn them from tools of liberation into tools of oppression.

Child Bride: A’isha’s age at marriage

Dear Reader, People believe what they want to believe. That’s something I’ve learned these past months during the controversy that has surrounded my book, “The Jewel of Medina.” Some Muslims want to believe my book is “pornographic” or that it is disrespectful to Islam because they are used to racist treatment by non-Muslims. Even more […]