THE JEWELER'S POLISH
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The Jeweler’s Polish is a Catholic historical fiction novel set primarily in the small Mediterranean island of Malta at the time of the Knights Hospitaller of Saint John. Containing a near-gothic narrative that includes knightly orders, Masons, Illuminati, conspiracies, curses, mysterious jewels, apparitions of spirits, poisoners, gender dysphoria, the evil eye, and incest, The Jeweler’s Polish presents to readers the 21st century young Englishwoman, Emerald Rohan Grady, and her ancestral namesake, the Lady Emerald Esther Maria de Rohan, niece of the kindly but corrupt Grandmaster Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc of the Order of Saint John. But who, in reality, was Lady Emerald? Who was Lucas de Pinto? What made Captain Azzopardi meet his men in secret, at nighttime, in the historical city of Valletta? Who betrayed the kingdom of God and worked for the kingdom of Man? Why did Lady Emerald have to meet Pope Pius VI in Rome? How were the Jesuits and the Masons involved? Above all, who was the Repentant?
Praise for The Jeweler's Polish
"Brilliant book, loyal on an historical level, and while fictional it very much reflects the period in which it is set, at the same time presenting a very exciting drama. It is the kind of novel which makes you crave a sequel" - 5* review, Amazon.
"In The Jeweler's Polish, accomplished author Marie Ann Dean brings us on one woman's fascinating voyage of self-discovery to Malta. Dean adroitly weaves together the tale of that woman's journey with events in the lives of historical figures connected with the Knights in Malta and elsewhere. As her prose portrays transformations in her characters, the reader is also brought to contemplate profound, yet very simple truths" - Monsignor Richard Soseman, J.C.L., Official of the Congregation for the Clergy, Vatican City State.
"Wonderful book! I enjoyed it very much. History, intrigue, love of God, joys and sorrows. And an ending that makes me look forward to more from this author. Written beautifully!" - 5* review, Amazon.
"Dean's familiarity with the isle of Malta and her literary skills are put to good use in constructing a near-gothic narrative, combined with an intriguing apocalyptic storyline involving the identity of the Antichrist and the timing of the Second Coming. The result is a highly entertaining read, reminiscent of the Da Vinci Code but of higher literary quality and more complex . . . The Jeweler's Polish leaves the reader wanting more!" - Mary Ann Beavis, Ph.D., Professor of Religion and Culture, University of Saskatchewan.