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summary È eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Jeannie Mobley

The Jewel ThiefT her motives were pure If she fails this night may be her last Recording her confession is Rene a scribe for the king and the man she loves But Rene won't even look her way let alone begin to forgive her for her betrayal of himBefore Juliet was imprisoned she was the daughter of the finest gem cutter in all of Paris The young King Louis XIV hand selected Jean Pitau to be his crown jeweler the only man who could make him shine like the sun When Louis purchases t. What a stunning book Mobley already an award winning author of historical fiction for middle grade readers dazzles in this enormously ambitious tale for YA and adult readers a story of daughterly devotion court intrigue the search for artistic integrity and sizzling romance all set during the reign of Louis XIV the Sun King in Paris Juliette is the daughter of the King's crown jeweler who has been charged with cutting an enormous and dauntingly challenging diamond in a way that defies his skill Anguished over her father's failure and the humiliation that follows Juliette takes staggering risks to try to achieve what he thought impossible The book opens with Juliette imprisoned and awaiting execution where her fate will turn on the confession she is making to the court's appointed scribe who also happens to be the man Juliette has loved and lost As I read I was torn between wanting to savor my time spent in the world of 17th century Paris rendered here in delicious evocative detail and turning pages faster and faster to learn if Juliette can save her life and regain her lover's heart in the process Mobley's writing is beautiful and riveting from the first page to the last THE JEWEL THIEF is a tour de force of meticulous historical research ingenious plot twists and heart stopping love in so many different forms love of a daughter for a father of a woman for her lover and of an artist for her work This is a book I'll long remember

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The Jewel Thief review È eBook or Kindle ePUB å A lush slow burn romance set in 17th century France and centered around the broken history of the Hope Diamond the high society intrigue of Richelle Mead's Glittering Court series meets the romance of Melissa de la Cruz's Alex and ElizaIn the depths of the Bastille sixteen year old JulietHe Tavernier Violet a large deep blue diamond the likes of which the French court has never seen Jean is tasked with turning it brilliant But Juliet's father has never cut a diamond uite like this and shaping it is risky business While Jean spirals into depression Juliet takes it upon herself to have the diamond cut for the King But with every misstep she brings her family closer to ruin and closer to probable death at morning's light once Louis casts his senten. 25 starsThe dual timelines were interesting Juliette in jail in the present recounting the events that led to her imprisonment and the transitions from present to past were smooth However I just could not get behind Juliette as a character She withholds information and makes choices that put herself and others at risk and I couldn’t get behind that especially how the Jewish family was treated Ugh I felt so bad for them I hated Andre and obviously he was a villain but for whatever reason Juliette decides to trust him even though she doesn’t like him which was another reason I didn’t care for her and the father was weak and useless The other problem for me was the romance Since the story is largely told in flashbacks they’re already in love and the reader is just supposed to go with it I didn’t see a connection between the two of them at all and even though he’s furious with her for all of her lies in the beginning he changes his mind pretty uickly and decides to help her escape her fate He seemed to forgive her at the drop of a hat And ugh that random sex scene in the dirty jail cell did not need to be in there Overall I liked the historical aspects and learning about the process of cutting and setting the diamonds was interesting but the main character and the romance detracted for metw antisemitism

Jeannie Mobley ☆ 3 summary

A lush slow burn romance set in 17th century France and centered around the broken history of the Hope Diamond the high society intrigue of Richelle Mead's Glittering Court series meets the romance of Melissa de la Cruz's Alex and ElizaIn the depths of the Bastille sixteen year old Juliet Pitau sits cold and filthy in her cell Charged with stealing what has come to be known as the Hope Diamond from King Louis XIV she has one final chance to convince the King tha. The Jewel Thief is an absolute hidden gem This lush beautifully written historical fiction novel swept me off my feet Although the story was a bit slow at times everything came together beautifully at the end I loved Mobley’s choice to tell this story as a story within the novel Given that Juliet is incarcerated for most of the novel her telling the story to René felt intimate than it would have otherwise Although some of the ending is revealed at the beginning of the novel I always needed to know what happened next Plus I was absolutely rooting for the romance If you’re looking for an enchanting novel that you can get absolutely lost in I would absolutely recommend The Jewel Thief Although I feel like it should come with a disclaimer that you’ll go down a deep internet rabbit hole regarding the royal gems of Europe afterward Disclaimer I received a digital advance copy of this book for free from the publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review