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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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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 review, be sure to go over and check out her others, and subscribe to receive her future posts.


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The moment she meets the handsome, charismatic philosopher and poet Pierre Abelard, scholar Heloise d'Argenteuil knows she will never be the same. "Something shifted inside me, like the turning of a key in a lock," she says in Chapter 1 of THE SHARP...more
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“...but I realized now that love was more than a feeling. Love was something you did for another person...”
Sherry Jones, The Jewel of Medina

“How many times in life have I been advised to "toe the line," to "tone it down," to stop "pushing the envelope"? As a journalist, I had to keep my opinions to myself for 30 years. I thought that, as an artist, I'd have the liberty to express my views. Now I'm told that doing so might hurt my readership.

I'm so idealistic, as I said elsewhere on FB today, that I think people ought to read my books because they're good. Period.”
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“Trying to forge my own destiny had nearly destroyed me, but his love held the power to heal.”
Sherry Jones, The Jewel of Medina

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message 29: by Sherry

Sherry Come and take a sneak peek at my forthcoming novel The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard! Come to my website, http://www.authorsherryjones.com/swag, and enter your name for early chapters of the novel Mrs. Poe author Lynn Cullen calls “a sensual journey into twelfth century Paris” and “an unforgettable, compelling tale about enduring love." It’s my gift to my friends and fans — enjoy!


message 28: by Sherry

Sherry The Goodreads Giveaway of The Sharp Hook of Love is ending! The greatest love story of all time, and true -- you don't want to miss it. Ends in 3 HOURS! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1....


message 27: by Sherry

Sherry Do you know about the giveaway contest going on right now of my forthcoming novel, The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard? Come over to http://authorsherryjones.com/swag to enter until Aug. 7, when I'll announce the winners. One free, signed copy of my new book a month in advance of the Oct. 6 publication date. Enter today!


message 26: by Sherry

Sherry Ginger wrote: "Really, Sherry? How did this not happen sooner? Oh, because I'm oblivious! That's how. Thanks for remedying my oversight! Nerp!"

It's great to see you here, Ginger! Let's talk books!


message 25: by Ginger

Ginger Myrick Really, Sherry? How did this not happen sooner? Oh, because I'm oblivious! That's how. Thanks for remedying my oversight! Nerp!


message 24: by Sherry

Sherry Asna wrote: "Hi Sherry,i want to know whether your book"FOUR SISTERS ALL QUEENS"is published in India or not becoz i'm looking for it from days....reply soon!!!"

Asna, I don't have an Indian publisher but I think it's available in English there. I'll ask my U.S. editor and let you know.

All best,

Sherry


I am Dangerous Hi Sherry,i want to know whether your book"FOUR SISTERS ALL QUEENS"is published in India or not becoz i'm looking for it from days....reply soon!!!


message 22: by Sherry

Sherry Hazel, thanks for accepting my request! I was so glad to find you, and the History Buffs.


message 21: by Sherry

Sherry Jade wrote: "Hi Sherry, thank you for the friendship. I am a huge fan of historical fiction so I will keep an eye out for your books :)
I hope you will check out my book of poetry 'Silver Threads' if you have t..."


Jade, I <3 poetry! I would love to read "Silver Threads." :)


message 20: by Hazel

Hazel West Hi Sherry, thanks for the invite, I look forward to discussing books with you =) Glad you joined "History Buffs United" as well!


message 19: by Jade

Jade Kennedy Hi Sherry, thank you for the friendship. I am a huge fan of historical fiction so I will keep an eye out for your books :)
I hope you will check out my book of poetry 'Silver Threads' if you have time.

Thanks again
Jade x


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Sherry Graeme wrote: "Hi Sherry, Thank you kindly for your friendship :-) Couldn't quite match the content of your email, however am more than happy to know you. Alas could not enter your book giveaway as only for US re..."

Graeme, thank you for writing! I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance. My book will be sold in English all over the world, so I hope you'll take the chance to give it a read. These four sisters kicked a**! ;)


message 17: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Sherry, Thank you kindly for your friendship :-) Couldn't quite match the content of your email, however am more than happy to know you. Alas could not enter your book giveaway as only for US residents. Small price to pay for friendship... have a relaxing day.


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Sherry Catherine wrote: "Thanks for your friend request; I can't wait to read Four Sisters!"

Thank you, Catherine! My e-novella/prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens debuts tomorrow (April 3) and includes the prologue and first chapter of the novel. It's titled WHITE HEART and it's $1.99, published by Simon & Schuster, and it's about Blanche de Castille, the snarky White Queen of France. I hope you enjoy it! And thanks for being my friend here.


Catherine Thanks for your friend request; I can't wait to read Four Sisters!


message 14: by Sherry

Sherry Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Sherry."

Thanks for accepting me as a friend here, Simon!


message 13: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Sherry.


message 12: by Sherry

Sherry Friends, please check out my new Simon & Schuster author page! It includes answers to fun questions including, "What do you regret most?" I'm still pinching myself to see myself included on the list of authors. Wow.

http://authors.simonandschuster.com/S...


message 11: by Sherry

Sherry Debra wrote: "Thanks much for friending me! I'm looking forward to the publication of Four Sisters."

Thank you, Debra! I am so reveling in the deliciousness of anticipation. I hope everyone else loves it at least as much as I. These four women were remarkable in every way.


message 10: by Debra

Debra Brown Thanks much for friending me! I'm looking forward to the publication of Four Sisters.


Sherry Orsolya wrote: "Thank you so much for the kind words and friend request! I am honored :)"

Orsolya, the honor is mine! And the pleasure of talking books with you. I am looking forward to it. Thank you for accepting my friend request.


Orsolya Thank you so much for the kind words and friend request! I am honored :)


Sherry Want a sneak preview of my forthcoming novel, Four Sisters, All Queens? Here I am on YouTube, reading from five pages: http://www.youtube.com/user/authorshe...


Sherry Melita wrote: "Thank u SHerry for ur friendship here on Gr ;-)"


Thank you, Melita! I look forward to talking books with you.


Sherry Dear Friends,

"The Jewel of Medina" has been nominated as a "Best Break Out Novel" here on Goodreads. If you're so inclined, please vote for it. Thank you!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10...

Sherry Jones


Sherry Arya, your blog is enchanting! ;)


message 3: by Arya

Arya Thanks for adding me as a friend, Sherry!

~Arya
http://seaofpages.blogspot.com


Sherry Islam, that is terrific! Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy it. Warm regards to you.


message 1: by Islam

Islam Dear sherry
I won a copy of your book" The Sword Of Medina" from Book Trib, and i was very happy, it's nice i have a book of yours, i will read it in the coming period, thanx a lot for this special edition
my best wishes


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