Sunday, November 30, 2014

Review: The Brothers' Keepers (Parched, #2) by N.L.B. Horton

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 592 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991401735
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RidgeRoute Press (Nov. 8 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

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Book Description

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

While cataloging looted antiquities in Brussels, archaeologist Grace Madison discovers that her daughter has vanished in France, and her son's bride has been attacked in Switzerland. After the Madison family unearths a relic whose taproot pierces the Ancient Near East, they realize that before they can save themselves, they must rescue an old friend. If he'll let them.

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

About the Author

After an award-winning detour through marketing and a master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, NLB Horton began writing at the crossroads of faith and espionage. She has surveyed archaeological digs under heavy artillery fire from Syria and Lebanon, explored Machu Picchu after training with a shaman, and consumed tea on five continents.

A member of the venerable Explorers Club and mother of two adult children (the activities are related), she lives atop a Rocky Mountain with her husband of thirty years. She’s passionate about her faith, archaeology, women’s issues, and the environment. She’s also a world-class angler, competent wing-shooter, and dirt-encrusted gardener.

When Camels Fly and The Brothers’ Keepers are available on Amazon.

She is represented by Mary G. Keeley at Books & Such Literary Agency.

My Review

The Brother's Keeper by N.L.B. Horton is the second book in the Parched series. The Brother's Keeper was a roller coaster ride of suspense. It was quite the international thriller as well as being a family drama. I think everyone will find something to keep them riveted to the pages.

I always wanted to be an archaeologist when I was young and even took a few courses in university so I found the archaeology aspects of The Brother's Keeper to be most interesting. I also found the historical information to be fascinating. Lots of historical religious information about Martin Luther. I enjoyed the European and Holy Land settings.  N.L.B. Horton is a Christian writer and I liked the Christian dimension that was big part of this novel.

As I was mentioning above, The Brother's Keeper is the second book in a series, however you do not need to have read the first book...I hadn't and it did not hamper my understanding.

Great page sure to pick up a copy!


  1. Thanks for your great review! It's particularly gratifying to read of your interest in archaeology, a subject dear to my heart. I think you'd really enjoy When Camels Fly, book 1, which is set in the archaeological wonderland of Israel and Jordan.

    Meanwhile, I sincerely appreciate you sharing your thoughts with your followers and hope that you'll join archeologist Grace Madison for the third book in the Parched series. In a scene I was working on today, Grace's tattered hat was the only thing visible in the flying dust of a dig pit in . . .

    Best to you,

  2. Those who love a great mystery and suspense novel will definitely enjoy the story as it develops, as will those who are looking for something that will have you reflecting on what's important in your own life. This is definitely one of those books that will captivate you and allow you to picture what God is able to do even when you don't see a way out yourself.
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