When Camels Fly by N.L.B. Horton (Parched; 1)

The Synopsis:

When archaeologist Grace Madison’s adult daughter is kidnapped in Israel, Grace knows she’ll have to break almost all Ten Commandments to bring her home alive.

Seconds after Grace shoots Maggie’s abductor, a handsome shepherd drops from the sky to kill a second assassin. The women’s world crumbles in two blinks of an eye.

Running for their lives, they quickly unearth a global evil poised to sacrifice millions. Their pursuit of justice plunges them into a vortex of intrigue and espionage, endangering friends and family while the world teeters toward disaster. As they crisscross the “cradle of civilization,” they unexpectedly extinguish old flames and ignite new loves.

How far will they have to go to save everyone and everything they hold dear? From the shadowy alleyways of old Jerusalem to a congested caravanserai in Jordan, and from elderly operatives hiding under Masada to youthful rescuers disguised as snake charmers in Jericho, the mother-daughter team soon realizes that nothing is as it seems. Even each other.

Because sometimes, doing what’s right is all that’s left.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


When Camels Fly is a really good book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and traveling across the Middle East with them.

The novel is written extremely well, with enough suspense to keep you reading, but ensuring that the story is completely clean, unlike most suspense authors. There were absolutely no sexual scenes, no language (not even taking God’s name in vain), and the action wasn’t gory in the least.

The characters were, for the most part, all Christians and portrayed it, but, they we not the “perfect Christians” that you tend to find in Historical Fiction. These characters messed up, asked God to forgive them, and then tried to do better, only to do worse, and I liked that about them. They seemed more real. I also enjoyed the simple family quarreling and the siblings picking on each other even adulthood, it lightened the book up!

So I give When Camels Fly 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it as a very entertaining read!

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