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Monday, December 1, 2014

The Brothers' Keepers

About the author: After an award-winning detour through journalism and marketing and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, NLB Horton returned to writing fiction. She has surveyed Israeli and Jordanian archaeological digs accompanied (twice!) by heavy artillery rounds from Syria and machine gun fire from Lebanon. Calmly tossed a tarantula from her skiff into the Amazon after training with an Incan shaman. Driven uneventfully through Rome. And consumed gallons of afternoon tea across five continents. Her first novel, When Camels Fly, was released in May, 2014.The Brothers' Keepers her second in the Parched series, will be released November 17, 2014. The third in the series will release in the fall of 2015.

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About the book: 

The Brothers' Keepers | RidgeRoute Press (November 2015)

A friend's deception. A family's dilemma.

While cataloging looted antiquities in Brussels, archaeologist Grace Madison learns that her daughter has disappeared in France, and daughter-in-law has been attacked in Switzerland. But before the Madisons can save themselves, they must rescue an old friend---if he'll let them. Navigating a deadly, four-thousand-year-old artifact trail that crosses three continents, they jeopardize hearts and lives against a foe as old as time---as time runs out.

Because choosing what's right is all that's left.

My Thoughts:
I'd like to preface my comments on The Brothers' Keepers with the fact that this book is the second book in Horton's Parched series.  I did not read book one and that fact may play a part in my not connecting well with the characters or story line.
With that said, I found it hard to "get into" this book and it was difficult to finish.  The entire time I read, I kept thinking, "I'm missing something."  I would certainly recommend reading book one prior to reading this one.  Horton drops the reader in the middle of the action and takes off running.  The whole time I read, I felt like I was behind.  There is so much happening in the story that it was hard to keep up.  I would be interested in giving another try at Horton's writing, but would not make the mistake of jumping in the middle of a series.

*I was provided a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

NLB Horton The Brothers' Keepers

Happy Reading Ya'll,


NLB Horton said...


Thanks for taking the time to read and review The Brothers' Keepers. I, too, wish you had read When Camels Fly before this second installment in the Parched series! Be aware that the publicist has an electronic file of When Camels Fly that she would be happy to send to you.

Every review makes me a better writer, so I appreciate your specific comments and will remember them as I produce book 3.

Thank you again,