Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land. When injured fighter pilot Connor Bradshaw's parachute carries him from the war engulfing the 2025 world to her hidden land, his presence threatens her plans, her family, and the survival of her preindustrial society.
As Connor searches for a way to return to his squadron, his fascination with life in the Land makes him protective of Lydia and her peaceful homeland, and Lydia's attraction to Connor stirs desires she never anticipated.
Written like a historical, set like a sci-fi, and filled with romance, The Land Uncharted weaves adventure and love in this suspenseful story of a hidden land.
©2014 Keely Brooke Keith (P)2015 Keely Brooke Keith
There is a spiritual theme of good against evil throughout the story It describe different people deal differently with evil. There is the question--is God in control and if so, does He punish man’s rebellion? The reader/ listeners has to make up their own conclusion.
I haven't read the print version, but I was drawn to this book about a month ago when I saw the synopsis and knew it was something I wanted to pick up quickly. When the author offered the audio version in exchange for an honest review, I was hooked into an immediate desire to follow my instincts on this being a great read.
It had an historical feel, like "Little Women" and a touch of Narnia in a land either lost or forever forgotten.
I loved the scene where Lydia tried to save the boys from being washed out to sea. It proved beyond any doubt that she was someone who would always put the needs of others above herself...what better attribute for a doctor?
It made me extremely introspective about the discourse in our lands today.
Keeley Brooke Keith has woven a delightful tale of a land inhabited 7 generations ago by people trying to escape from the war and unrest of their previous lives. Lydia Colburn started studying to be a nurse when she was only 16. Her father, John, one of the village's elders watches over her with a strong sense of right and wrong as she struggles to understand what draws her to the naval aviator who blew onto the island with a magical piece of cloth, that carried him to their shores. Like every good book, there are some evil people who have their own ideas about Lydia's destiny. Between her brother, Levi, and her sister's interactions with the handsome stranger, Lydia is even more determined than ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor with or without the handsome stranger. Connor Bradshaw has his hands full as he struggles to learn the customs of "The Land" and gain favor with the beautiful young healer who rescues him from the ocean's wrath. I loved the audio version and highly recommend this soul-searching story to those who love historical fiction and romance and Christian science fiction.
I think both audio and print editions to be of equal worth. It would be a matter of opinion whether the reader enjoyed audio over print editions. I enjoy both reading and listening to books soi am in a neutral position.
My favorite characters are the main characters as well as Lydis's dad. I like him because he was overall a calming influence throughout the story. The other characters I liked were that two main characters. They made the story come to life!
This is the first book I havelistenedto from this author.
My only reaction was that I Loved this story and will be awaiting another one as time passes.
I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!
I have not read the printed version.
Any books by Janette Oak because it is a good clean story.
Lydia--the main character
Let's go back in time !!
I just realized that this is a series and I am planning on listening to the rest of the books. It's so interesting how people can live in the old ways during modern times.
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
THE LAND UNCHARTED was a delightful surprise. I liked everything about it. It was a well written romantic fantasy with so much more. It had a hint of time travel and science fiction that made it a terrific listen. The main characters were well-developed and likeable. The supporting characters were done very nicely as well, especially her Aunt Isabella who I really liked. If one has a question of whether or not this is specifically a Christian book, it isn’t. It’s a book that tells a great story without the use of cursing and sex scenes which I found refreshing and relaxing. It was a standout on its own.
The protagonist Lydia lives with her family in a village named Good Springs in a special Land and one night she happens upon a stranger who’s washed up on the shore. She’s unsure about him but she knows he needs her help and with her being a healer, she insists on helping him. I don’t think she was aware that any other place existed until Conner arrived. Her father, along with her brother Levi doesn’t want her to help him for fear that others will come and interfere with their peaceful society. Lydia ignores them and helps him anyway. She offers him a cup of tea from the gray leaf trees. The trees grow in this land and have rare healing properties.
Conner has no idea where he is. He only knows that he’s a pilot in the war who ejected from his airplane and is tangled in his parachute. He had a partner but doesn’t know what happened to him. All he knows is that he’s in a strange land with people who exist in their own world and he’s in pain and needs help. Although he wants to return home, over time Conner learns that he’s needed here as much as he was needed in his world.
Once Conner and Lydia begin to hit it off, it’s clever and realistic in an old-fashioned kind of way. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what it’s all about? True love takes time. I highly recommend giving this audiobook a listen. It’s really very good. It’s the first in a series of three audiobooks and I look forward to listening to the second, which is UNCHARTED INHERITANCE and the third, UNCHARTED REDEMPTION. Keely Brooke Keith is definitely an author to watch as I see more great books from her in the future.
KATE FISHER did an outstanding job narrating this book. She had a lovely voice and kept the story moving at a steady pace throughout. She had nice tone and a quality that epitomized Lydia. She’s clearly a skilled voice actor and it showed with her performance in this audiobook. Although she doesn’t read book two and three, I’m still excited to see what she does next. I’m also excited to see how this story continues. I don’t mind different narrators in a series. It adds different aspects and shows diversity.
Audiobook gifted in exchange for review.
This audio book is awesome! I can visualize the roasted lamb, the glass door knob, the conversation between Lydia and her aunt and the expression on her brother's face about building a new house. I could see Connor in my mind falling from the sky. I could even see the disgust on Frank's face toward Connor and I felt his inappropriate affection toward Lydia. I wanted to try some gray leaf tea and I even searched the internet to see where I could buy some. Then I had to realize that this was not a real medicinal tea, but an awesome fabrication that leap from the author's mind on to the page. It was like I was taking part in these characters lives, like they were real people and I knew them. I was living in another place and time and I didn't want to leave.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
Though it starts out slow,or the narrator reads it slow,this story picks up and doesn't slow down or disappoint.A stranger falls to a new land that has not had a new person for many years.He is rescued by a girl who is training to be a doctor.Her family takes him in and life goes on, as it often does.
Narrated by Kate Fisher,this story starts out very slowly.I mean it is read so slowly that I nearly gave up at one point.Once she warms up she is excellent.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."
Yes, there is a pleasant story here with just enough conflict. Anyone that likes to read without being offended by violence, foul language or explicit sex scenes will enjoy this story.
I honestly haven't read another book like it. It has a bit of opposites.. it's set in the future with a warrior thrown from a plane. But where he lands is a throwback society cut off from technology and living a simpler lifestyle where everyone takes care of each other.
The narrator Kate Fisher was wonderful. Sometimes when a narrator tries to do different voices- they become cartoony. That wasn’t the case here. Young, old, female or male the voices were done perfectly.
The only aspect of the story that disappointed me was Lydia’s obsession with how others thought of her and her reputation. This wasn’t about her dating life, it was about what they expected of her daily as the community’s potential doctor. For example, she got squeamish if someone she was having a conversation with started to lean toward gossiping. Lydia worried that others might see her and associate that she herself was a gossip. This wasn’t the only occurrence of her taking a ‘guilt by association’ type attitude.
There are themes about how to treat others with respect, responsibility toward others in the community, hospitality, etc. This is a book that could easily be read and shared with all ages in the family and then discussed.
I was provided a code for this audible in order to listen to and write an honest review.
I have seen this discribed as a historical sci/fi romance.
although it is set in 2025 it is not at all your typical sci/fi, just a futuristic story where things are a bit different than today. (I don't want to add spoilers)
This was a very pleasant 8 hour listen ,following the build up of the romance between Lydia and Connor. I am intrigued to know how the story will continue ( I understand there is a follow up book)
Nice naration by Keely Brooke Keith.
I recieved this audiobook in return for an unbiased review .
Wow, I never would have thought mixing science fiction and historical romance would work, but I think the author did a great job of blending them.
The story is set about ten years in the future during what seems like World War 3. A man is ejected from an exploding aircraft and parachutes down to an inhabited island that is unknown to the modern world, hidden in a place like the Bermuda Triangle. The people have the technology of the late 1700's. The village's female doctor rescues him then romance and adventure follow.
I really liked Lydia's innocent and trusting nature. She also had a bit of spunk and would stand up for herself. Connor was a modern gentleman, and I was glad that he wanted to protect the people of The Land. I liked how the story played out and was satisfied with the end, until I read the epilogue, now I want to read the next book!
I listened to the audiobook, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. I found the narrator unbearably slow for my taste, but once I sped it up to 1.5, it was perfect.
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