Friday, August 2, 2013

Review of "Finding Sheba" by H.B. Moore

I took a rare opportunity to read and review a book that is not yet published. I have read a number of books by H.B. Moore as well as her other pen name of Heather Moore. She claims to write under H.B. Moore so that men will read her written words and under Heather to draw a female audience.
Her current work of fiction is "Finding Sheba".
I think she could have used either pen name as this story is full of mystery and intrigue, as well as a healthy dose of romance. She carefully crafts a story that begins in Southern Arabia in 964 B.C. that shifts through the sands of time to include modern day Brown University student, Jade researching her thesis on the Queen of Sheba.  Many nations seek to claim the Queen of Sheba as their own and will use many nefarious means to stifle information that could allow other nations to claim her burial site.
Israeli Intelligence officer Omar Zagouri is undercover trying to locate her final resting place before the evidence can be looted or destroyed. Dr. Lyon a renowned historian is believed to have found a new map but turns up murdered before he can share information, leaving Jade to skeptically trust Dr. Luca Morel.
Each page you turn leads to one more question, bullets fly, people are abducted and rescued at every turn.  As Omar and Mia act out their undercover work, neither fully trusting the other, it's difficult to identify their allegiance.  The book is fast paced, interesting, and difficult to put down. There are many twists and turns and suspicions that keep you guessing throughout the novel.The story is written with exacting detail that describes the rich culture of the Middle East.
I would definitely recommend this book, just be sure you have plenty of time because you won't want to put it down until you discover the answers to all of your questions.


Heather Moore said...

Thanks so much for this review, Lisa!

Cathy said...

Thanks for the great review. It sounds like a wonderful story.

G.G. Vandagriff said...

Can't wait to read this book!