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 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.
"Dr. Abigale Mitchell is an expert on the Hope Diamond and in charge of a gala featuring the cursed stone in order to bring in donations tothe Smithsonian of which she is a curator. Only Abby is also on the trail of thieves who steal art from around the world. It angers her that they struck at a museum just after warning the museaum director of the possibility. She is even more furious because the took the one token she has of her father's love... a very distinctive ring. Abby may have lost the ginr, but she has gained a suitor.. or has she? When she is given the idea to actually wear the most guarded diamond in the world at the gala, security is not happy. They are even less happy when plans go awry and Abby discovers tht those on whom she most depended have feet of clay. Can she make things right before she loses everything she values most? An interesting and informative mystery (with chapters inserted on the history of the Hope Diamond's cursed owners) with some very nice twists and heroine who proves anything but helpess." ~ Carolyn R. Scheidies - Authors Choice Reviews
"eye of the god " has it all: need-to-know-what-happens-next suspense, historical intrigue, beautiful writing, and a compelling story. And underneath it all, a message of hope for those who struggle with a father's love. Brilliant first novel!" ~ Mary DeMuth author of Daisy Chain and a Slow Burn
"When Abby Michell is put in charge of a fundraiser for the Smithsonian Institute, all focused around the beautiful and legendary Hope diamond, she has no idea what she's getting into or what will be at risk. This novel is a story of suspense, mystery, and intrigue you're going to love. Curl up with a copy and get lost in the myster of eye of the god." ~ Tina L. Scott - The Dabbling Mum read the full review
"eye of the god is a book about greed and lust, hope and desire, wounds and healing. It's about humans reaching total depravity and then being able to reach up and out, to a better life. Interlaced with (real) stories of the Hope Diamond throughout history, readers will find themselves caught up in a storyline of love, international intrigue, and the reality of what happens when hearts are led astray by greed." ~ Hidden Valley Simplicity