Breaking from the Land’s tradition, Levi Colburn begins to build his own house outside the village—across the road from Mandy Foster to be exact. Though he hopes to marry Mandy someday, she rejected him once and has been unattainable to every man in the village ever since. When rebels tear through Good Springs and abduct Mandy, it’s up to Levi to find her.
Driven to avoid the hour of hollow discontent that routinely plagues her at sundown, Mandy Foster has made choices she regrets. If anyone found out her secret, tradition dictates she would be shunned. She’s learned how to guard her heart, until she accepts the tender care of the one man who truly loves her. But if she admits her love for Levi, her secret could be exposed.
Romantic, suspenseful, and filled with adventure, Uncharted Redemption weaves dramatic new layers into life in the Land.
©2014 Keely Brooke Keith (P)2015 Keely Brooke Keith
This is the second book in the Uncharted series - an amazing blend of historical romance and science fiction. The story is set about ten years in the future during what seems like World War 3. It is set on 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.
This book focuses on Levi and Mandy's story. Levi is busy building himself a house on the hill across from Mandy's family home. Mandy spend her time handcrafting violins. Levi has cared for Mandy for years, but she rejected him and now sees herself as unworthy.
When Mandy is abducted by the same rebel family who killed Levi's mother, Levi comes to her rescue. Though Levi and Mandy both care for each other, fear of rejection keep them both from telling the other how they feel.
I loved the concept of the grey leaf tree, whose leaves had amazing healing properties and wood far superior to other timber. This story ended with a similar teaser to book 1, and now I can't wait to read book 3!
I listened to the audiobook edition, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator of book 2 spoke clearly and at a good pace.
I definitely would. The story is captivating and the characters have now become part of my village.
I'm not sure I can compare this to any specific book. The concept of a forgotten land is not new, but this story is taking on an epic quality with ties to Suspense, Romance, and SciFi.
She has done an excellent job of distinguishing the various characters through voice. Her gentle demeanor with the torment Mandy is forced to endure and the delightful countenance of the elderly Colburn aunt have endeared those characters to me.
The simple and caring culture of a land yet undiscovered is brutally torn apart by a new evil that threatens to destroy the idyllic lifestyle of the gentle and caring inhabitants.
This is the second book in the Uncharted series. I was provided with a Review copy of the audio adaptation by the author in exchange for an honest review.I had also listened to the audio of the first book in the series which centered on the outsider Connor who parachutes out of his disabled plane and is blown onto this uncharted island in the very near future. The lifestyle of the inhabitants is minimalist and Connor fell in love with Lydia, the healer of the Village of Good Spring in "The Land."Book two is filled with suspense, danger and romance as we begin to learn more about the Colburn family's eldest son Levi and his torn past with his father. Levi Colburn is a carpenter, building the house every man dreams of giving his new bride. Levi's problems include his father's apparent cowardice which resulted in his mother's death and his inability to secure the affections of Mandy Foster, the only girl on the island he has ever had any interest in.When author Keely Brooke Keith threw in the new elements of missing sheep and the evil Felix and his son Harvey, the action begins to heat up with an evil this culture has only encountered once before. Like book 1, objects from the outside world and reminders of The War again appear on the beach, threatening the very foundation of the idyllic lives of this minimalist society. Book two brings you closer to Levi Colburn and Mandy Foster, while we continue to learn more about Connor and Lydia.I listened to the audio over a two-day period, and hated to put it down the first evening. You won't regret picking up this audio book.
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
This is narrated by Misty of Echoing Praise.While I like the stories in this series,the dry reading by 2 different narrators so far is off putting.It is close to having a computerized voice do it in my opinion.
This book takes us from the ending of the last book.Levi is hoping to marry and decides to build his own house.This is against the traditions of the Land,but is accepted.He's asked for Mandys hand in marraige before,she always says no.She has a secret that could get her shunned by the community if revealed.When rebels kidnap Mandy it's up to Levi to find her.
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.
I really enjoyed this second installment of UNCHARTED. It was full of action, a good story and after getting used to a new narrator I found it to be intriguing. The story was a continuation of the first with more focus on Levi but the story was exciting and an overall good listen. I like KEELY BROOKE KEITH's writing and look forward to moving on to book three and to seeing what she writes next.
At first it was a little hard getting used to the narration which was monotone but once the book took off, MISTY of ECHOING PRAISE begins fitting pretty well with the story and the period.
Audiobook received in exchange for an unbiased review.
If you enjoyed the first installment of this series then you will definately like this one too.
the story of the inhabitants of Good springs continues. This time not focussing so much on Lydia and Connar , but we get know some of the other of the villagers.
Great plot and good charactets old and new .
A new plot is interwoven , giving hints of an exciting continuation to the next book.
I prefured the narrator from "The Land Uncharted to this one". I'm afarid that Misty of Echoing Praise's narration just didn't really do it for me.
But still 4 stars from me .
I recieved a free copy of this audiobook in return for an unbiased review.
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