Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore: Book Review

February 02, 2017

I'm not really into this novel reading business, but Kindle has its successful way of advertising books that makes me want to read them. It has been years since I read my last novel because I'm mostly drawn to books that encourage and lifts up my spirit man.

The reason I'm curious is because of the name, 'Sheba'. It's intriguing and my curiosity is piqued. I know I've read this name somewhere. Ah, it's from Solomon's account found in 1 Kings 10:1-13. That's why.

Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore Book Review

Below are my thoughts on this book, Finding Sheba by H.B. Moore. (Caution: Spoilers Ahead!)

Finding Sheba Book Review

This novel is an action-packed thriller mixed with romance and ancient history. Facts and fiction are cleverly intermingled together, which I find rather interesting. Think Indiana Jones (not that I've watched that movie yet) or the good and the evil racing to find an ancient tomb and uncover the hidden mysteries of centuries past that lies buried within the dead.

There are 4 main characters in the novel: the Queen of Sheba (from 10th century BC), Omar (the Israeli Undercover Agent), Alem (the Ethiopian who wants to find out who he is) and Jade (the American student).

Four lives, four stories that intertwine with each other. Yes, it even transcends time. No, I'm not talking about time travel. You'll have to read it to find it out. ;)

I love how the author writes the story in great detail. She took me to places I've never been to before. In her autobiography, it was mentioned that she lived in the Middle East for quite some time. So I wonder which parts are real and which are made up. Hmm... I love stories where your imagination is being utilized.

This is the first book I've read by the author and I must say, I was impressed by her writing skills. Love her creative imagination. It fascinates me how she mixes facts with fiction. Honestly, it's hard to draw the line between what's real and what's not. I also love that she gave a romantic flavor to the story.

This novel plays with your emotions so If you're kind of emotional, like me, then you should prepare a tissue on hand. Just kidding! I hate to watch the drama with my friends because I know they'll just pick on me.

Sure enough, this story was able to move me. I hate unhappy endings because I'm totally sold out to happily ever after when I was growing up. Thank you, Disney! I'm not happy with how the story ended. I don't like tragic endings. Boo!

The author could at least allowed the Queen and her lover to consummate their marriage. What misery! I also don't like the manner of how her lover died. I mean he's a hero who'd fought successful battles in his lifetime, yet his ending was a disappointment. At least the author could give him a hero's death.

I personally find the middle part of the story a bit dragging and boring, even though the story is packed with thrill and action. Maybe, it's just me. Overall the story is okay.


If you love thrill, action, romance mix with ancient history, then this book is for you. The author had another book which I fancy to read titled: Esther the Queen. I've read the first few sample chapters and it sounds interesting.

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