Monday, December 1, 2014

The Brother's Keepers Book Review

I have a really good book to share with you today called The Brother's Keepers written by NLB Horton. If you read When Camel's Fly, then you will love this one as it picks up where Camel's Fly left off, only this one is even more packed with excitement!

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.
My Review:

I really enjoyed reading this 2nd book in the Parched series that Ms. Horton is writing. You will find lot's of danger and some interesting love stories but without all the details that I really don't like reading about in my murder/mystery books. I am so glad that Ms. Horton kept the story focused on the bad guys and catching them. Yes, she did throw in some romantic moments, but mostly they were declarations of love for the other person. This book can be read by teens and you won't have to feel bad about letting them read it!

The story is still set in Europe along with several Middle East countries because of the work that Grace (the mom) and Maggie (the daughter) are doing to try and keep the peace going on while still trying to help the locals with their water problems. That is Dorothy's job and passion, finding water if it can be found to help people get the water that they desperately need.

This time the whole family is involved from the get go, which in the first book it was just Grace and Maggie. Her brother, Jeff and his new wife, her father Mark and she even has 2 guys vying for her attention and she won't tell either one of them which one she prefers the most. Between that triangle, it gives the story some humor in the fact that they all have to work together and leave their rivalry at the door if they hope to keep Maggie safe.

Because they travel quite a lot, there are some really good descriptions of the places that they have seen. It's almost like being there because they are so detailed. Take an unexpected trip down memory lane with Grace as she relives her youth and her travelling days before she married Mark.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


NLB Horton said...


Thanks for your enthusiastic review of The Brothers' Keepers. I'm glad you appreciated the focus on catching the bad guys, as well as the humor and commitment to do the right thing by saving Maggie. I enjoy writing the Parched series, but reading thorough reviews like yours is a total pleasure.

Thank you for sharing the story with your readers, and watch for book 3 in the series next year.

Best to you,

Micaella Lopez said...

I loved it! It was fun, page turning and nail biting. I really enjoyed the location the story was set in and this family never ceases to please the reader.

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