Thursday, November 27, 2014

"The Brothers' Keepers" by NLB Horton

Grace Madison is doing her job cataloging looted artifacts when she gets some horrible news. Her daughter has disappeared and her daughter-in-law has been attacked. Then, there is the missing half of the scroll. What do these things have to do with each other?

Two women are in trouble, one in France and one in Switzerland. Grace, the mother, is in Brussels. Thus begins the race to find Maggie and help Becca. Once they are both safe, the begin looking for the other half of a scroll they have discovered. While the search takes them all over Europe, they find they are not alone in the search. Someone will do anything to stop them and get to the scroll first. Who is it and what is the importance of the scroll? Will all the pieces come together, or will the puzzle stay fragmented?

This was an interesting book filled with action and adventure. It was complex and worth learning the writer's style. I enjoyed the characters, the descriptions of places and events, and even the foreign words that made the story more real. If you like action and adventure, this book is for you. I received my review copy from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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About the book: 

The BrothersKeepers | 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.
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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.TheBrothersKeepers 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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  1. Donna, I'm so glad you enjoyed The Brothers' Keepers and appreciate your sharing your impressions with your followers. I'm also very glad to read that you enjoyed the vocabulary; some readers don't enjoy the foreign words or broad vocabulary, but it would be very difficult to write this international suspense without both. I am writing the third book in the Parched series now and have a short list of definitions ready to include.

    Thank you again for your kind review.

    1. Best wishes on the new book. I can't wait to read it. =)

  2. Horton has a way with words and phrases that makes a read enjoyable, that is, up to a point. But when words and phrases and oblique meanings cloud the plot, then it becomes tedious. And I really hate that because I do love when an author has the skill and wit to weave beautifully the tapestry of words.
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