Book Review : The Brothers’ Keepers

NLB Horton is a self-published author with her second title The Brothers’ Keepers, following the first in this series See When Camels Fly.  While I did not read the first story, I enjoyed The Brother’s Keepers.


The character development is strong, you can get a true sense of who the Madison family, mostly with each other.    I enjoyed the drama of the family gathering while searching for missing Maggie.

My favorite part of this book though is the backdrop.  I love church history and especially Martin Luther, so I was thrilled when much of the story takes place tracking down details from a painting about Martin Luther.  I loved their traipsing around Europe, especially Worms!

If you enjoy a book that goes that extra step to really take you to the scene of the crime, so to speak, you will love this book.  Ms. Horton does a thorough job of researching many different elements in this story to the historical aspects of the catholic church to the espionage teams around the world.

The family banter that exists was endearing, and made the squabbles as well as teamwork displayed real.


{more} about the book:

A friend’s deliberate deception. A family’s desperate dilemma. TBK_Front_Cover_325

Archaeologist Grace Madison is in Brussels cataloguing looted antiquities when her son’s bride is attacked in Switzerland. Her day careens from bad to catastrophic when daughter Maggie, a hydrologist, disappears in France.

Coincidence is a luxury that Grace cannot afford. Particularly when near-fatal history—saturated in espionage—is repeating itself.

The Madison family converges on Paris. Frenzied research unearths the evil threatening the unorthodox operatives: a legend intertwining Solomon, Martin Luther, and the Fourth Crusade. Embedded like a taproot in the Ancient Near East, a cuneiform clay tablet is their only lifeline. And insufficient when they collide with a familiar enemy, and unwittingly reveal too much.

Deceiving them at every turn, an old friend stands at the end of the three-continent, four-thousand-year-old race. As they jeopardize hearts and lives, they discover that to save themselves, they must first rescue him.

If he’ll let them.

norma_horton_author-295x300 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 (not!) 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. Life is good.
She is a member of the venerable Explorers Club, founded in 1904 as a multidisciplinary professional society of explorers and scientists. From the Rocky Mountains, she writes, cross-country skis, fly fishes, gardens, shoots sporting clays, and researches ideas for the next novel in the Parched series.
Her first novel, When Camels Fly, was released in May, 2014. The Brothers’ Keepers is her second. The third in the series will release in the fall of 2015.

Note : I received a copy of Brothers’ Keepers in exchange for an honest review.

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