Wednesday, October 28, 2009

eye of the god by Ariel Allison

I've got a giveaway copy. Leave a comment at the end for a chance to win!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

eye of the god

Abingdon Press (October 1, 2009)

by

Ariel Allison



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Allison is a published author who lives in a small Texas town with her husband and three young sons. She is the co-author of Daddy Do You Love Me: a Daughter’s Journey of Faith and Restoration (New Leaf Press, 2006). Justin Case, the first of three children’s books will be published by Harvest House in June 2009. Ariel is a weekly contributor to www.ChristianDevotions.us and has written for Today’s Christian Woman. She ponders on life as a mother of all boys at www.themoabclub.blogspot.com and on her thoughts as a redeemed dreamer at www.arielallison.blogspot.com.


From Ariel:
I am the daughter of an acclaimed and eccentric artist, and given my “unconventional” childhood, had ample time to explore the intricacies of story telling. I was raised at the top of the Rocky Mountains with no running water or electricity (think Laura Ingles meets the Hippie Movement), and lived out the books I read while running barefoot through the sagebrush. My mother read to me by the light of a kerosene lantern for well over a decade, long after I could devour an entire novel in the course of a day. Authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, George MacDonald, and L.M. Montgomery were the first to capture my heart and I have
grown to love many others since.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of eye of the god, go HERE

BUY IT NOW AT AMAZON

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm very interested in this book. Thanks for the opportunity to read it.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cherie J said...

This sounds great! Please enter me. Thank you!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

rebornbutterfly said...

Wow! Sounds exciting!

Bethany said...

I love the description of this, especially the last paragraph. So very true -- man will not change what God has planned. Please sign me up for this giveaway!
Thank you.
momofjimmy [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jo said...

This book sounds interesting. Sign me up for the drawing.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Deborah M said...

I was fascinated with Airel's story of growing up in the mountains and her love for reading. I would like to be entered in the contest.
Deborah M.
debbiejeanm[at]gmail[dot]com

Jill said...

Congratulations, Karen! You win the book.