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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
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.
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 wont 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 Gods story.
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Half historical, half suspenseJanuary 12, 2015Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3The book is really two books in one. Stories of greed and tragedy in the lives of previous owners of the Hope Diamond make up about half of the total pages. I'm not that fond of reading about real tragedy for pleasure, so I generally skimmed over these parts when I realized they weren't important to understanding the main story.
So the present day suspense story didn't have many pages to develop the story. Without spoiling the story, I can only say that I would have been more engaged by the story of a smart woman making her way through a difficult planning and emotional situation than the story of a smart woman who's easily taken in and manipulated by a thief with hints that the heroine's true motives are being hidden from the reader. It was an interesting read, but I was left wishing for the story I would have preferred.
The Christian element was the heroine suddenly realizing at the end that the only true love that she needs comes from God. It felt like it came out of nowhere and was tacked on to make it a "Christian" book.
KateBroomfield, COAge: Under 18Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5This product is not a "Christian book"September 27, 2013KateBroomfield, COAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1This book was a good read. I enjoyed the historical notes and stories in the book. I found them accurate and fascinating. I was disappointed in the lack of Christian morals and values in the book. There was no part in the book that made me feel like this was "Christian fiction." To me, Christian fiction brings God into the book in such a way that He is glorified and part of at least one character's life. This book presented neither.
Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: Male4 Stars Out Of 5Action packed.June 7, 2013Roberts/w WashingtonAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Fast paced story. Intrigue at it's best. Some surprises, it kept my interest throughout.
touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5ok bookMay 19, 2013touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2this book was an ok read. The author writes well and it was intetesting enough. My problem was it seemed to drag in places and there wasn't enough suspense. One of my main issues is Abby was so intelligent and had such an important job but she was so easily taken in by a life long thief. The book was a clean read but I wouldn't especially call it Christian Fiction.
Brenda5 Stars Out Of 5February 20, 2013BrendaExciting, humorous, plot twists & surprises with a little history woven in.