I am thrilled to welcome France Book Tours back to The Book Binder’s Daughter today with an historical fiction novel set in twelfth century France. Emma, the owner and tour coordinator, does such a great job with all of her tours and it is always a pleasure to work with her. Please visit France Book Tours to see a complete list of current and upcoming tours. I invite you to read a synopsis and my review of The Sharp Hook of Love, enter the giveaway to win your own copy, and stop at the other blogs on this tour.
“To forbid the fruit only sweetens its flavor”
Among the young women of 12th 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 Nôtre 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. Continue reading