**Finalist of the 2013 People's Book Prize**
A peculiar invitation to Heidelberg embroils Keira Drummond in the search for a mysterious collection of extraordinary jewels once owned by a Mughal Emperor; a hoard that was last known to be in the possession of Amsterdam resident, Geertje Hoogeveen, in 1910.
Who among the progeny of Geertje- hitherto unfamiliar third cousins brought together for the quest - can Keira rely on? Distrust and suspicion among them is rife.
Which one is greedy, and determined enough, to hire thugs to tail her… and worse… as she travels to Vienna and Minnesota? Can Keira even trust Teun Zeger - a Californian she is becoming very drawn to - as they pair up to unearth the jewellery?
As they follow a trail of clues, will they uncover the full collection before the hired gun kills them? Details remain furtive and undisclosed until danger and death forces their exposé. And who harbours the ultimate mystery item that is even more precious than the Mughal jewels?
Greed, suspicion and murder are balanced by growing family loyalty, trust, and love.
|Publisher:||Crooked Cat Publishing|
|File size:||440 KB|
About the Author
Nancy Jardine lives in Aberdeenshire, a great part of Scotland, where fantastic sites to visit - ancient and modern - are just a step away. She loves her extended family to be around her, though that can often be chaotic and noisy when get-togethers are arranged. Her writing time is squeezed in between messy garden jobs to tidy up unruly foliage; child minding her fabulous grandchildren on a regular basis; reading for leisure and to review for other authors. She only occasionally cooks and almost never uses the iron so it’s just as well that her husband is a great cook when he’s not trying to be too creative. She regularly posts on her two blogs - for her own purposes; and to help with the promotions of other authors. Presently she’s trying to wean herself from too much Facebooking, but is not sure she’s successful.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Topaz Eyes A Jewel of a Book Reviewed By Marilyn Baron “A peculiar invitation to Heidelberg embroils Keira Drummond in the search for a mysterious collection of extraordinary jewels once owned by a Mughal Emperor.” This premise launches the book called Topaz Eyes by Nancy Jardine. Once you start this exciting romantic suspense, you won’t be able to put it down. I especially like the fact that it is set in such fascinating places throughout Europe and that it is about fabulous jewelry, two of my favorite topics. Keira and her newfound cousins go on a hunt for the jewels, which uncovers long-held family secrets and leads to murder, intrigue and love.