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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Now I'm giving away Eye of the God by Ariel Allison

This week will be a fun question. To enter for a chance to win this book simply post a comment about your favorite Smithsonian museum and why you like it best. I will have the Randomizer program select a winner from all of the entrants next Sunday. My favorite Smithsonian is the one for American history (not natural history) because I enjoyed viewing all of the artifacts they had from famous people, presidents, etc. on display.


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.

My thoughts:

I have not read this book yet but I had an extra ARC that I gave to a friend who isn't not a church-going person. She loved this book. I plan to read it myself one of these days so I'm holding on to the other ARC. The reader I gave the other copy to is picky and she loved it and gave it to one of her friends to read. That's spreading the word among the masses.


Anonymous said...

my fav... humm hard to narrow it down l love them all but since the zoo is one and l love critters, l will go with that, yup that is my final answer, the zoo... Percy :)

Suzanne said...

Like you, I prefer the museum of American History. I love the gowns, china, and other memorabilia of America's First Ladies. When I do go to the Museum of Natural History, however, my favorite part is the section with the gems – not just the Hope Diamond, but all the other lovely stones. It's amazing what beauty can God has invested even in the roughest substances!

I'd love to read what the author has to say about the Hope Diamond. Sounds like an interesting plot.

Shawna Williams said...

Michelle, I gave you two blog awards. You're awesome!

blueviolet said...

I love the American History museum because because the last time I went there they were restoring the flag and I just enjoyed that so much. Also, it's easy to relate to so much of what's in that museum because it's our own history.

scrapbookangel said...

I have only been to 2 of the Smithsonian museums (Natural History and American History). I prefer the Natural History Museum because my dad instilled in me a love of nature and animals.

Cynthia said...

I would have to say the zoo. I could stay for hours just watching the animals. It's always interesting to watch them and see how they interact with the other animals.

cynthiakchow(at) earthlink (dot) net

Esther Y.M. said...

I am Malaysia and have never been to any. I would still love it if I could join the competition.


Anita Yancey said...

My favorite is the American History. But I'm sure they have added a lot since I was there in 1984. I hope to go again in the future. Please enter me. Thanks!


Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Anita Yancey!

Nancye said...

I have never been to the Smithsonian so I don't have a favorite. I would love to go!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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