Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore

Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Thomas & Mercer (first published August 5th 2013)  
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Description: For centuries, historians have speculated that the Queen of Sheba is nothing more than a seductive legend; but when undercover agent Omar Zagouri finds a tomb in a tunnel beneath Jerusalem, he unearths cryptic clues that may lead to the queen’s final resting place.

This discovery, if authentic, could throw into question the governmental claim to the Holy Land—and prove the Bible false. Wealthy collectors, ruthless archaeologists, and officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, and Yemen scramble to find and lay claim to the secret site.

Dr. Richard Lyon of Brown University, the world’s leading expert on the queen, is found murdered in his office, setting off a chain of deadly events. Omar desperately works to piece together the puzzle to locate the queen’s burial ground, fearing another assassination will take place. He teams up with one of Lyon’s protégées as well as with his ex-girlfriend, agent Mia Golding, in order to unravel the truth about the queen, expose a murderer, and reveal a timeless story of love, revenge, and sacrifice.

Revised edition: This edition of Finding Sheba includes editorial revisions.

My Review:  Sometimes the thought of writing a book stresses me out, even if I'm not the one doing the writing. That's exactly how this book was, mainly because so much research had to have gone on to put this together and the fact that there are a couple of different stories going on, some modern and one way in the past, and they all intertwine to weave together. That takes some serious talent!

There were several characters, all trying to find the truth surrounding the Queen of Sheba. Some were good and some weren't. There were times when I wasn't sure who was on which side, but it was interesting to see the way all of these characters were introduced and the paths they all took to discover the information. One part of the story followed the Queen of Sheba and I wasn't sure how that tangent was going to all play out and what answers these characters would find. 

The setting was interesting--the Middle East. I don't know a lot about that area and felt that a pretty good picture was painted of what life is like there. 

If you like a story with historical elements, adventure, and mystery/suspense, you're sure to enjoy this one!

Content: Clean romance (kissing, some innuendo that is clean for an adult); mild language (a few mild words); moderate violence (a fairly graphic sacrifice, and a few other events); some religious elements (ancient religious customs, etc). Clean for a more mature reader.


About the Author:
H.B. Moore 
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

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Literary awards: 3-time Best of State Recipient for Best in Literary Arts, 3-time Whitney Award Winner, and 2-time Golden Quill Award Winner

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