The Jewel Thief

The Jewel Thief

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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 Eliza.

In 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 that 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 him.

Before 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 the 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 quite 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 sentence.

Title:The Jewel Thief
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984837417
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    The Jewel Thief Reviews

  • Melissa

    A captivating tale set in 17th century France, and in a world a knew nothing about: gem-cutters. I was fascinated by this story, by how Juliette was ready to risk everything to save her father. I like...

  • Sue (BeautyBookCorner)

    4.5 Stars -- I loved this book so much! The writing style, the history, and the high stakes drama all made for a really engaging read. I love that the book is told through a frame narrative. Our main ...

  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)

    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 beautifull...

  • Katie

    *4.5 stars*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Summary Juliet is the daughter of King Louis XIV's prized jeweler. When Louis acquires the Tavernier Violet, which today is...

  • Nursebookie

    The Jewel Thiefby Jeannie MobleyThis historical fiction read was amazing and I loved the royalty and heist component of the story. I found the writing easy and fun with great pacing. I enjoyed the cha...

  • Claudia

    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 daughterl...

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    What a cover!!...

  • Natalie

    2.5 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 jus...

  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)

    I picked up an ARC of this book from the publisher’s booth while attending the North Texas Teen Book Festival in March 2020.Content warnings: anti-Semitism, attempted rapeThis was truly such a lovel...

  • Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)

    *I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for a free and honest review. All thoughts are my own**This historical fiction is based around the famous Diamond and a jew...