Promise Whittaker, the dimunitive but decisive acting director of the Museum of Asian Art, is pregnant again--and that's just the beginning of her problems. Her mentor, the previous director, has suddenly quit, and is on a dig in China. Her favorite curator has dropped a priceless procelain bowl, once owned by Thomas Jefferson, down the museum steps. Another colleague has been embezzling from the museum to pay for her fertility treatments. And her far too handsome ancillary director is clearly up to no good. Promise's offbeat efforts to hold everything together make her a character whom, in the words of Newar Star Ledger, "you'll be falling in love with before your've turned the first page."
This is a fun and intriguing story. If you're interested in art, museums, and the art industry, you'll probably enjoy this.
Odd characters that seem like caricatures, and odd sentence structure that sent me back to diagramming to figure out what was modifying what. Gave up on page 91.