The Brothers’ Keepers: NLB Horton

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SYNOPSIS: 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 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.

“Brothers’ Keepers’ is the second book in the ‘Parched’ series, after ‘When Camels Fly’.  As this installment begins, we have a newly married Jeff & poor Maggie is yet again kidnapped. At this point, Maggie should just never leave her home as she has quite a knack for getting taken.

Along with a fast-moving plot, we have betrayals & danger. Being that Grace is an archaeologist, we have some relic mystery mixed into the kidnapping. Some of the intrigue involves whether or not the Vatican possesses as relic that everyone wants which always makes for a good read. As per most relic-based mysteries, you have your villains who are out for greed and your hero/heroines who are out for the world’s best interest.

What sets Horton’s novels apart is the familial aspect. In her first novel, we had the never-say-die mother/daughter team. Now we have the whole family participating to a greater extent. I think it’s a fresh change from the lone wolf novels that are typical of this genre.

While I’m not a huge fan of scenery descriptions, Horton uses hers in the best possible way. Readers will enjoy the exotic locales are a necessary part of the story that adds a richness that other authors fail to utilize. She’s done a fabulous job & I enjoyed this one even more than the first. It’s a 5 star rating from me.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

 

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5 thoughts on “The Brothers’ Keepers: NLB Horton

  1. One of the most knee-knocking aspects of writing a series is discovering whether readers and reviewers like ensuing books in the series. It’s always gratifying (and a relief!) to hear from someone who read When Camels Fly, and who likes The Brothers’ Keepers. Thank you for that affirmation!

    I also appreciate you citing the “lone wolf” approach, and that the familial aspect of The Brothers’ Keepers is a refreshing change. I’ve wondered if Grace should take a more solo approach, but her family is so much a part of who she is that I think I would lose too much of her character. And they are all such perfect foils for each other’s humor. What’s not to love?

    Thank you for such a great review and for sharing your thoughts with your followers. I hope you join us for book 3 in the series in January 2016.

    Best to you,
    NLBH

  2. Pingback: NLB Horton, Author of The Brothers Keepers (Parched Series Book II): On Tour - Premier Virtual Author Book ToursPremier Virtual Author Book Tours

  3. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m glad you loved ‘The Brothers’ Keepers’! I really like the family approach that NLB Horton takes as well!

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