Monday, August 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore

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 Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore
An ancient legend is reborn . . . One that might prove the Bible false.

For centuries, historians have theorized the Queen of Sheba as only a seductive legend, and scholars have debated over the legitimacy of King David or King Solomon. When undercover Israeli agent, Omar Zagouri, stumbles onto a tomb in Northern Jerusalem he unknowingly finds the final clue that threatens to overthrow government claim to the Holy Land, pits wealthy collectors against one another, and sends ruthless archaeologists scrambling to find the queen’s secret burial place. An assassination attempt on the Coptic Pope, His Holiness, Patriarch Stephanus II, is only the first in the chain of lethal crimes. Omar must find a way to prevent the greatest discovery of the century from becoming the most deadly.


WOW!! I loved this book! Three different storylines are woven into one. It's basically a race to find the tomb of the Queen of Sheba. We first meet Omar Zabouri, who is an undercover Israeli agent. His story intersects with Mia, his ex-girlfriend, and Alem, who meets Omar in Yemen.

Next we meek Nicaula, the Queen of Sheba, in 964 B.C. in Southern Arabia. We learn her story throughout the book and it's fascinating. (I wish there had been footnotes so I would know what part of her story is factual.)

Finally, we meet Jade, who is in Cairo. She's an intern working with Dr. Lyons, who was actually found dead in his office, so she is now working with the handsome Dr. Lucas Morel, an Egyptian scholar.

The plot is too complicated for me to try to summarize. I thought the book was well written and well researched. There were lots of moving parts and I was confused just a couple of times but it didn't take away from the overall story at all. Omar is angry with his ex-girlfriend, Mia, for breaking up with him and then dating the boss. He is able to learn quite a bit about her and their relationship and realizes that he's more at fault about their breakup than he originally thought. I loved Nicaula's story. It sounds glamorous to be a queen but in reality, it can be lonely and sometimes you have to give up what you want for the good of your people. Her story actually made me quite sad. Jade is trying to prove her worth to her family and she's attracted to Lucas but he might not be the great guy she hoped he was.

I read the author's blog entry about her journey in writing this book and thought it was interesting. If you'd like to check it out, you can do that HERE.

My Rating=5 stars and I highly recommend it!!
Content: Few swear words

Author Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is the award-winning author of ten novels, two inspirational non-fiction books, and two anthologies, including The Newport Ladies Book Club Series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, and Christ’s Gifts to Women (co-authored by Angela Eschler).

Her historical fiction is published under the pen name H.B. Moore. She is the two-time recipient of Best of State in Literary Fiction, two-time Whitney Award Winner, and two-time Golden Quill Winner for Best Novel. Her most recent historical novel under H.B. Moore is Daughters of Jared (2012 LUW Gold Award of Excellence & 2012 LUW Best Book Trailer).


Heather Moore said...

Thanks so much for this review!

Melanie said...

You're welcome! I'm looking forward to reading more of your books!

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