A Brand New Novel
Josephine Baker, the early-20th-century African-American dancer, comic, and singer–hugely famous in Paris. Did you know that she was also a spy for the French Resistance during WWII?
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:
The Sharp Hook of Love has been the best historical romance I have read this year, and I have been privileged to read quite an abundance of great books in 2014. Jones’ lyrical style, along with her brilliance to bring this memorable historical couple to life will leave you in awe – torturously pleasing, achingly beautiful. For those unfamiliar with Heloise and Abelard what a wonderful way to discover a story penned with talent and competency on Jones’ part, no doubt you are in for a real treat. Cannot recommend this tale of unfaltering love enough, bravo Sherry Jones.
I truly loved this novel. I hope that all the feelings were true. Pick this book up. You won’t regret it. It’s a love story that should be known and forever remembered. It’s a great example or discourse on what love was like back then, who was allowed to love, what the cost was, and what the reward was. Jones tackles the topic of societal norms and expectations of that era, without deterring from the lovers’ story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I highly recommend THE SHARP HOOK of love not only because it is a compelling love story, but also because it is a well-researched historical novel set in twelfth century France.
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!
There is so much substance to this book, showing the author’s knowledge and depth of research that went into this story. Not just her knowledge of the characters but of the time period as well, the lifestyle and culture were shown in a way that had me visualizing so much. Written with feeling and sensitivity Sherry Jones had me consumed, wanting to reading just a little more till I was finished.
I can’t imagine the amount of research and the leap of imagination it took for Jones to bring these historical characters to life… If you enjoy historical romances, I think you don’t want to miss this one.
VERDICT: Based on Heloise and Abelard’s letters and many other documents and studies, The Sharp Hook of Love reminds modern readers of the most famous Medieval couple, of their powerful love and their numerous obstacles to live it. Combining romance and elements of mystery, this is a must read to know more about how a brilliant European woman lived and fought in the Middle Ages.
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.
I have to say as well I really liked the books cover and how much it looks like fine art. Which is just what this book was fine art, well written and interesting.
The Sharp Hook of Love is an emotional read. It is a mesmerizing read. It is a haunting and memorable read.
I loved how the chapter headers incorporated original text from the letters Heloise and Abelard wrote to each other. The feelings and emotions are expressed so well from the brief passages.
it’s a deeply-felt romance that also raises some interesting and philosophical questions about the nature and impact of love.
Sherry Jones has written a novel that explores the role that women had in medieval Europe.
Tour quotations: The Sharp Hook of Love | France Book Tours