Eye of the God
When jewel thieves attempt to steal the Hope Diamond, Dr Abigail Mitchell stands in their way. Abby's faith is put to the test as she confronts the father who abandoned her, the betrayal of the only man she has ever loved, and the possibility that she may lose her life because of the legendary gem.
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The heroine meets the hero who's there to steal the diamond. She's attracted to him, and he, unaccountably, is smitten by her. At his suggestion, she (amazingly to me) contrives to persuade her employers to let her wear the diamond to a benefit to raise money. Naturally, her boyfriend steals it, and she has...more
Currently housed in the Smithsonian Institute, the Hope Diamond is claimed to have been cut from the French Blue, and Dr Abigail Mitchell is tasked with organizing and hosting an event celebrating the Hope Diamond. But there is an international g...more
Ariel Allison begins this story in 1653, Golconda, India, wh...more
Author: Ariel Allison
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Is the curse of the Hope Diamond real, or just a legacy of greed?
Dr. Abigail Mitchell is the director and curator of the Smithsonian Institution. She has had a rash of art thefts recently, and so Abby travels to South American to warn another curator, but she is too late. International thieves rob the premises while Abby is still in the building.
One of the most pricele...more
The main plot action centers on an upcoming celebration of the Hope Diamond and the ongoing problems of museums worldwide in battling a brilliant group of thieves known as the Collectors. Not surprisingly, they have...more
Thy mystery itself is interesting but the detailed history of the Hope Diamond was a bit too much history for me. They adventure takes off and then you get bogged down...more
A fun mystery centered around the Hope diamond. Dr. Abby Mitchell is coordinating the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian’s acquisition of the Hope diamond. Abby is an expert on the history of the so-called cursed diamond and has also been working with Interpol’s Art Theft Division in tracking down “The Collectors.” Alex and Isaac Weld have been stealing major art works for “The Collectors” for 10 years and have left no clues to their identity. Alex is ready to retire,...more
As the author weaves the tale, she provides a great deal of history concerning the diamond and the alleged curse that travels with it, taking the reader back to it...more
It really was a wonderful read, well written. Charact...more
The diamond leaves a trail of ruined lives detailed in the historical flashbacks throughout the book. For Dr. Abigail Mitchell it becomes an obsession. From the setting of the Smithsonian Institute, the reader is taken on a jo...more
Awesome. The first word to enter my mind upon completing the premier novel of author Ariel Allison is awesome. Already, I can devotedly tell you I am a fan and cannot wait for more. You better believe that I am going to check out those side novels with the continuing stories of those of which their lives has been touched by the Hope Diamond. Starting this book, I was a little hesitant, and that is completely related to formatting. The font was a different one than I am used to and all was bold t...more
Dr. Abigail Mitchell has father issues. She also knows more about the Hope Diamond than just about anybody in the world. Alex Weld is one of the world's most successful and cunning jewel thieves. When their paths cross, the...more
I'm not a big fan of historical fiction, but this book is a modern day mystery with historical flashbacks so it worked well for me. Good dialog by historical characters. In many ways they seemed more real than the modern day characters. The door is open for a sequel, but I found the idea of a happy ending a bit of a stretch, can't imagine that really happening. Story kept me interested. A good light read for pleasure and enough history that I might read more about the hope diamond.
I was so impressed with the depth of character development, research into the background of the Hope Diamond, as well as intricate detailing of all diamonds and the diamond trade industry.
Perhaps deserves a 3 star... I enjoyed it overall. Some plot elements did not hang together for me: would final details still be up in the air for a major publicity event only three days prior to the date? My project management experience indicates those would have been nailed months before the event.
I've always been more than a little fascinated by the Hope Diamond. It's gorgeous and it has a history. This book goes into that history and legend - perhaps in too much detail. Sometimes it feels as if we're re...more