I am very excited to share that I have been selected to be part of the street team, Sherry's Sirens, tasked with spreading the word about the upcoming release of Sherry Jones's novel The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard. I have long had this book on my wish list and as the release date gets closer and closer my excitement just keeps growing! I will be reading and reviewing the book shortly but in the meantime wanted to bring all of you more information about the book, the author and a giveaway you might like to enter!
About The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard
Isn't this a GORGEOUS cover?!
Heloise and Abelard, the original "star-crossed" lovers -- before Romeo & Juliet – dare to live, and love, on their own terms in 12th-century Paris, then lose all in one tragic stroke.
He is the most famous philosopher in the world, the arrogant headmaster of the Notre Dame Cloister School, and a poet whose songs and good looks make women swoon. She is Paris’s most brilliant young scholar, beautiful and wry, and his student. Forbidden by the church and society to love each other, Heloise and Abelard defy the rules to follow their hearts, risking everything that matters to them — including each other. An illicit child, a secret marriage, an abusive uncle: nothing, it seems, can come between them — until a vicious attack tears them apart forever. Or does it?
Sherry Jones’s THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE is the first re-telling of this much-loved tale since the discovery, in 1999, of 113 “Lost Love Letters” between Heloise d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard. Incorporating excerpts from these beautiful letters, THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE offers an intimate, erotic account of one of the most famous couples of all time, and explores the meaning of true love and the sacrifice it demands.
Does this sound as good to you as it does to me??? Well then head over to Goodreads and enter to win a copy of your very own (giveaway is open until September 4th, 2014)! Also make sure to add the book to your "To Be Read" shelf so you can be reminded when the book releases!
Preorder The Book
If you want to make sure you have the book in your hot little hands as soon as it comes out preorder the books at any of these links or at your favorite book store:
Or maybe consider asking your library to order it, if they haven't already, and put your name in to receive it as soon as the library receives their copies.
About The Author
Sherry Jones is an American journalist and internationally best selling author of the controversial "The Jewel of Medina" and other historical fiction novels about women's power. She is also a speaker on issues including women's rights, free speech, and Islamophobia.
Her forthcoming novel, THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, tells of the forbidden love affair between two of the Middle Ages' greatest intellectuals: Peter Abelard, headmaster of the Notre-Dame Cloister School and a poet whose good looks and love songs make women swoon; and Heloise d'Argenteuil, a beautiful woman scholar being groomed by her uncle to become an abbess. This erotic, passionate story about the sacrifices we make for love debuts Nov. 25 from Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books.
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So What Do You Think? Does This Sound Like Historical Fiction You Would Like To Sink Your Teeth Into?