Tuesday, October 07, 2014

First Chapter, First Paragraph -- The Sharp Hook of Love

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
I have been reading so many France books this month, but here is another one. The Sharp Hook of
Love by Sherry Jones is a retelling of the love story of Heloise and Abelard from 12th century Paris.
Here's the intro:
I was born in silence,  my wails quieted by the hand of the only friend my mother could trust. In silence I spent most of my youth, amid the nuns of Argenteuil floating through the dark abbey without sound, as though we lived under the sea. Only in my dreams did I dance, laughing with my mother in the sun, her voice like water, her kisses like dew falling on my cheek. I would awaken with tears instead, and an ache like hunger that never subsided. 
Heloise is a female scholar, hoping to become an abbess before she is wooed by the foremost scholar, Abelard, and the two of them begin a love affair that is doomed.
Hope you all are reading something that ignites your passions.


10 comments:

grammajudyb said...

This one looks fun and compelling. I don't know the story, but I will add it to my list and watch for it. Thanks.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds so mournful and captivating, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I'm intrigued by the storyline and would continue reading. Hope you enjoy it...thanks for visiting my blog.

Beth F said...

Good premise and decent opening.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds incredibly romantic! I hope you're enjoying the book.
My Tuesday post features a romance too: SAVING SHELBY SUMMERS.

JoAnn said...

Don't read much romance, but I do like that opening.

Literary Feline said...

I'm not sure about the cover, but I do like the sound of the intro, and based on the synopsis, this might be one I would enjoy.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro, but the cover ...ugh...:) cheesy

Margot said...

I like the first paragraph, but I'm not sure I can go for a doomed love affair. I read romance novels because I want the happily-ever-after. lol I hope you enjoy.

Paulita said...

Yeah, I think the cover tries to avoid being traditional romance by looking more like a Medieval painting, but maybe it's too subtle. Too much like a bodice ripper.

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