The Brothers’ Keepers By NLB Horton Review

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The Brothers' Keepers

The Brothers' Keepers By NLB Horton Review

Before reading “The Brothers' Keepers“, I had the opportunity to read “When Camel's Fly”.  This helped me be able to enjoy NLB Norton's second book since I was able to continue with the characters as well as the writing style.

I did feel that this is book was more involved than my usual reads. With many characters,  some bad as well as the good.  It also has characters that are not whom they seem to be.  I did have some issues keeping up with the places and /or phrasing since I am not as familiar with the places mentioned. That being said the book kept me engaged with all of the suspense of the storyline.

Like many families in this day and age; Grace Madison just wants peace for her family.  After finding out that her daughter has disappeared in France, as well as her son's wife has been attacked in Switzerland.  She has decided she will take that fear and hand it over to her higher power in order to get her family back.

Author NLB Horton will keep you turning the pages as you read this novel, (if you can read When Camels Fly (Parched) (Book 1) first it will really help you keep up with the story).  You will notice while reading, that NBL Horton has done a lot of research in the areas of her writing to give it the authentic background it needs.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a novel that keeps them coming back for more.


The Brothers' KeepersPublisher:  RidgeRoute Press (November 17, 2014)
Category: International Suspense, Mystery/Thriller
ISBN: 9780991401734
Tour Date: January/February 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 314 Pages

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 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.

Praise for When Camels Fly (Parched Series Book I):

“Page-turning international suspense–this writer is on her way up.”-DiAnn Mills, Christie Award-winning author

An exciting novel of suspense, intrigue, and mystery. Very nicely done.“-Paul Johnson, Readers’ Favorites

“It’s obvious from the writing that the author has spent time here.”-Ellis Shuman, Times of Israel

“The book was fantastic and nearly impossible to set down. Highly recommended.“-Kathryn Bennett, Readers’ Favorites 

“A unique, totally out in the left-field, never been told story. I love that.”-Every Free Chance Blog

Advance Praise for My Brothers Keepers:

The Brothers’ Keepers, book 2 in the Parched series, delivers masterful international suspense driven by contemporary family dynamics. Light the late-night oil because you won’t want to put this book down.”-DiAnn Mills, Christy Award Winner

“I thought Horton peaked with her first novel When Camels Fly. I’ll admit, I was wrong. The Brothers’ Keepers is magnificent! The main characters from her first novel are beautifully developed in this sequel.

This is a more accessible novel than When Camels Fly mainly because of the location — Europe. She incorporates the history of the places her characters visit, and she weaves an incredibly feasible story around these events. The story is as complex as When Camels Fly, a good thing that requires close reading, but it is well worth the effort.

I highly recommend reading When Camels Fly before this one and continuing journeying with the Madison family!-Leigh Bennett, Reader

“I am once again became enthralled by the exploits of an intelligent, older woman and her family whom I first got to meet in When Camels Fly. It’s so rare to find a heroine that the more mature amongst us can relate to on some level. I look forward to learning more about Grace, Mark, Maggie, Jeff and Becca as they become embroiled in yet another adventure after Maggie goes missing and an attempt is apparently made on Becca’s life whilst she and Jeff are honeymooning in Switzerland.“-Anne Rogers, Reader

About NLB Horton:The Brothers' Keepers

Winner of  ‘A People’s Choice 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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I hope after reading my review of “The Brothers' Keepers” you will want to get a copy of your own on Amazon .

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I’m so glad you enjoyed ‘The Brothers’ Keepers’ so much!

NLB Horton

Becky: Thank you so much for your kind review. And what a week! Returning from an eldercare visit to octogenarian parents, I discovered that book 1 in this series, When Camels Fly, has been sitting in the top 100 Amazon Kindle books for more than 24 hours. And I’m a third through a strong first draft of book 3! (BTW, the storyline is simpler in book 3, although I’m trying to keep my protagonist alive as she moves east again.) Your review is the perfect gift to end my week. Thank you so much for sharing the book with your… Read more »


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