Friday, June 6, 2014

The Water in the Middle East

When Camels Fly by NLB Horton
: May 15, 2014 by NLBHorton, via Amazon’s White Glove
After Grace daughter is abducted she's goes off to rescue her, and succeed. But then when both Grace and her daughter are captured again, both her husband and son travel to Israel to rescue the rest of the family.

Several years ago I was lucky enough to travel to Israel and absolutely fell in love with the country on this trip. I loved how ready this book brought me back there. I could so clearly see the characters at the Western Wall, or riding camels in the desert, or eating in a bedoiun tent.
not quite in a straight line
This is me, riding a camel in the deserts of Israel
Unfortunately though, I didn't quite connect with the story the same way. There was so many different things going on and so many twists and turns. But it changed the point of view without any clear guidance of who we were hearing from. There were lies and double crossing. And while it was meant to be complicated unfortunately I was lost for a good portion of it.

This is the author NLB Horton, also riding a camel in the deserts of Israel
I realize I don't read very many thriller and I think maybe if I did I would have had a better grasp as to what was going on. But even so it definitely was an entertaining story and I had fun with it.


If this sounds like the type of book you might enjoy reading, I have a copy for you! Winner have the choice of either a print copy (US only) or ebook. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter.
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Disclosure: I was provided this book through Virtual Author Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.

Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. So sorry I lost you somewhere in the Negev, Shoshanah! But I appreciate your review, and we'll watch for too many complexities in The Brothers' Keepers, releasing November 7. And best wishes to you on the upcoming arrival of your Small Person. Mine, although grown, are such great joys to me. NLBH

  2. This novel interests me greatly for the plot and the locale. Many thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Hope you join Grace and me on the journey, Traveler. And I also hope you take the time to post a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBook, or Goodreads. Thanks for your interest. Camel up! NLBH

  4. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I love that you added your own personal experience to your review.

  5. Your pictures are great. I had my camel adventure in Egypt.

  6. Wherever your camel adventure is, Carol, it just has to be outstanding. Although I admit that I always get a little nervous when handed the reins. I don't remotely resemble Laurence of Arabia at full speed. I always look more like popcorn popping in a popper ... (heavy sigh)

  7. it sounds like a great book, and I love travel writing!