15 May, 2014

Book Tour: When Camels Fly Tour

Welcome to my stop on the When Camels Fly Tour.
Category: Contemporary suspense, thread of Romance 
Available in: Print & ebook, 370 Pages  
A mother’s fatal shot. A daughter’s deadly choice. In Israel, archaeologist Grace Madison shoots her daughter’s abductor. Seconds later, a handsome shepherd drops from the sky to kill a second assassin. Their world changes in two blinks of an eye. Unbeknownst to them, a fiercely ambitious evil is destroying everything in its path—the unconventional path Grace and Maggie take. They struggle to right a wrong as old as time, and discover time is running out in the race for their lives. Family and friends are swept into their vortex, extinguishing old flames while igniting new loves. While the scale tips dangerously toward disaster, millions of lives hang in the balance. And the mother-and-daughter team soon realizes nothing is as it seems. Even each other. Because choosing what’s right is all that’s left.

My Review

OK, time to be honest - I haven't finished the book, I'm only half way through it, but as happens occasionally, life has got in the way. I will however review what I have read so far.
Taking place in the Middle East, When Camels Fly follows the hair raising adventures of mother and daughter Grace and Maggie as they uncover a plot to steal one of the regions most valuable commodities - water. It's fast pace has you moving through the story with surprising speed as you jump from Grace and Maggie's story, to that of the conspirators and Mark and Jeff (Grace's husband and son) as they in turn try to stop the girls or rescue them. And that's where I run into trouble. I want to really like this book, but I actually am finding it fairly confusing. I can see a really great story in there - one that is funny and entertaining - but I am finding it frustrating at the moment. There are secrets hinted at, but not expanded on, secret lives lived and stories untold, but so little revealed you are left uncertain as to the validity or truthfulness or importance of them. I understand the need to keep the reader in some level of suspense, but as the story goes, no extra information is revealed and I just feel like the author is holding out on me. The connections between the different aspects of the story are jerky and often come at a time when I'm just starting to settle into the current story. This unfortunately adds to the confusion and frustration I feel as a reader.
Hopefully as I read, all of these frustrations will iron out and the story I know is there will emerge. I will persevere and would encourage anyone who likes the premise of the story to give it a go - remember my view is only one.

About NLB Horton: After an award-winning detour through journalism and marketing and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, NLBHorton returned to writing fiction. She has surveyed Israeli archaeological digs accompanied by artillery rounds from Syria and machine gun fire from Lebanon. Explored Machu Picchu after training with an Incan shaman. And consumed afternoon tea across five continents. When Camels Fly is her first novel. Her second, The Brothers’ Keepers, will be available November 2014. Website: http://www.nlbhorton.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NLB-Horton/289059931145461 Twitter: https://twitter.com/NLBHorton Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nlbhorton/

1 comment:

  1. Life. It does indeed sometimes interrupt our reading, doesn't it, Kylie? (I hate it when that happens.) And it looks as if your reading plate is awfully full with the Library Challenge. Bummer.

    I'm delighted you're enjoying When Camels Fly so far, and encourage you to finish it when things settle down. It's not a normal story, and it's not one where you can guess what comes next—hence the suspense genre that only alludes to the plot until the climax.

    Once you turn that last page, I hope you share your thoughts on the entire story here, and think you'll be glad you "cameled on" with Grace to the end. (Readers and reviewers comment that the second half of the book is as strong as the beginning, and seeds of romance appear there).

    Thanks for the in-progress review, and I hope things settle down a bit for you.