The Love of Stones Author:Tobias Hill Burrowing through the goldsmiths’ quarters and hidden archives of London, Tokyo, and Istanbul, Katharine Sterne is on the trail of a ruby, diamond, and pearl brooch once worn by Queen Elizabeth I. Interwoven with the tale of her hunt is that of a pair of Iraqi Jewish brothers who traveled to London two hundred years earlier with fortunes m... more »ade from an unearthed jar of priceless stones. Spanning two continents and six centuries, The Love of Stones follows three very different people, each consumed by the same desire—possession of the legendary jewel—which binds their stories together in an irresistible quest.« less
ISBN-13: 9780312287733 ISBN-10: 0312287739 Publication Date: 2/5/2002 Pages:416 Edition:1st U.S. ed Rating:
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I loved the way the heroine moved from country to country in her quest and how it nearly consumed her. I loved the way it jumped back and forth through the centuries following the trail of the lost gems. What I loved most, however, was how the story resolved itself when she finally found what she was looking for and discovered it wasn't what she really wanted after all.