On Sale: October 7, 2014
Featuring: Heloise d’Argenteuil; Pierre Abelard
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The first retelling of the passionate, twelfth-century love
story since the discovery of 113 lost love letters between
Heloise d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard—the original Romeo
"While I sleep you never leave me, and after I wake I see
you, as soon as I open my eyes, even before the light of day
itself." —Abelard to Heloise
Among the young women of twelfth-century Paris, Heloise
d’Argenteuil stands apart. Extraordinarily educated and
quick-witted, she is being groomed by her uncle to become an
abbess in the service of God.
But with one encounter, her destiny changes forever. Pierre
Abelard, headmaster at the Notre-Dame Cloister School, is
acclaimed as one of the greatest philosophers in France. His
controversial reputation only adds to his allure, yet
despite the legions of women swooning over his poetry and
dashing looks, he is captivated by the brilliant Heloise alone.
As their relationship blossoms from a meeting of the minds
to a forbidden love affair, both Heloise and Abelard must
choose between love, duty, and ambition.
Sherry Jones weaves the lovers’ own words into an evocative
account of desire and sacrifice. As intimate as it is
erotic, as devastating as it is beautiful, The Sharp Hook of
Love is a poignant, tender tribute to one of history’s
greatest romances, and to love’s power to transform and endure.
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