Book Review: The Brothers’ Keepers by NLB Horton

Adobe Photoshop PDFPublisher:  RidgeRoute Press (November 17, 2014)
Category: International Suspense, Mystery/Thriller
Tour Date: January/February, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 314 Pages

About the Book

A friend’s deception. A family’s dilemma.

While cataloguing 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 Madisons unearth 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. 

They sacrifice hearts and lives in a race against eternity on a four-thousand-year-old trail crossing three continents.

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

My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

The Brothers’ Keepers is the second book about the Madison family. I liked the first book, When Camels Fly, so I was looking forward to reading this one.

I like the characters in these books. There are some interesting family dynamics. And the main character, Grace, is an amazing woman and an amazing mom.

This book is full of suspense just like the first one. It starts with Grace’s daughter, Maggie, going missing and the family is afraid she’s been kidnapped again. They all get together to look for her and that is just the beginning of a new adventure that includes espionage and intrigue. There’s also some interesting history along the way.

Although this story is good overall, NLB Horton’s writing style is different and I find it a little difficult to follow at times. It took me a little longer to read than it normally would.

Anyone who enjoys action or international suspense novels should like The Brothers’ Keepers but it would be best to read When Camels Fly first to avoid some confusion.

About NLB Horton

Winner of  ‘A People’s Chioce Award’ in fiction, NLB Horton returned to writing fiction after an award-winning career in journalism and marketing as well as earning her Masters of Biblical Studies degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has surveyed Israeli and Jordanian archaeological digs, 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 while traveling across five continents.

 Horton is a member of the venerable Explorers Club, based in New York City and founded in 1904 as an international multidisciplinary professional society of explorers and scientists. From her home in the Rocky Mountains, she writes, cross-country skis, gardens and researches ideas for her next novel. Horton’s first novel in the Parched series, When Camels Fly, was released in May 2014.  The Brothers’ Keepers is the second, with the third installment available in fall 2015.


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2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Brothers’ Keepers by NLB Horton

  1. teddyrose1 February 12, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m glad you enjoyed ‘The Brothers’ Keepers’.


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