“eye of the god takes the fascinating history surrounding the Hope Diamond and weaves it together with a present-day plot to steal the jewel from the Smithsonian Institute.”
- In the beginning it’s hinted that the heroine, Abby Mitchell, is smart, talented, and involved in big things. In the end it’s proven to us and the bad guys, who thought she was only a naive event planner.
- The spiritual content is very low with just a little thrown in towards the end.
- It’s obvious the author did tons of research. I really enjoyed learning some of the history of the gem. I’m usually not fond of jumping back and forth between times, but it was okay in this book. I was not confused and was able to understand what was going on.
- Overall – I enjoyed it and had to finish it in one day. 🙂 It’s for sure that I will look for a sequel about Dr. Abby Mitchell.
About the Book:
We follow Alex and Isaac Weld, the most lucrative jewel thieves in the world, in their quest to steal the gem, which according to legend was once the eye of a Hindu idol named Rama Sita. When it was stolen in the 17th century, it is said that the idol cursed all those who would possess it. That won’t stop the brilliant and ruthless Weld brothers.
However, they are not prepared for Dr. Abigail Mitchell, the beautiful Smithsonian Director, who has her own connection to the Hope Diamond and a deadly secret to keep. Abby committed long ago that she would not serve a god made with human hands, and the “eye of the god” is no exception. Her desire is not for wealth, but for wisdom. She seeks not power, but restoration.
When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves. No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story.
You can find out more information at Ariel Allison’s site. You can read the first chapter at Where the Story Begins.
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