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In November 1860, Marian Foster joins a group of Virginia families who are sailing away from America to form a new settlement off the coast of Brazil. As an amateur botanist, Marian eagerly anticipates exploring a new land. She boards Providence confident in the group's plan, but during the voyage, her heart is drawn to Jonah Ashton, the secretive and sullen ship's physician.

Jonah Ashton is determined to finish medical school before rumors of Southern rebellion erupt into all-out war. When family obligation forces Jonah to take a voyage aboard Providence, he plans to escort his family to their new settlement in South America and then return home. While aboard Providence, Jonah is beguiled by Marian's optimistic spirit and finds himself in uncharted territory. Soon Jonah makes a startling discovery that changes everything, but will it change his heart?

Get swept away on a journey of faith, sacrifice, and God's unfailing provision in this inspirational story reviewers are calling "a captivating, well-researched, and deftly written tale". Download Aboard Providence today and embark on an unforgettable voyage.

©2016 Keely Brooke Keith (P)2016 Keely Brooke Keith

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Sometimes we have to change our view of success

Aboard Providence by Keely Brooke Keith is an interesting adventure story. Set in the 1860s eight families have decided to sail to South America to begin a new colony. It is hard to imagine the bravery of folks of that era, entrusting their lives to the ships of that time. The author stirs the reader's imagination and keeps interest high with her descriptions of the journey, broken compass, storms, and babies born at sea. And of course, there is a tension-filled romance too! The author's descriptive writing style is graceful and flows smoothly.  Her characters are well defined and well rounded with attributes and flaws and are realistic in their feelings and reactions. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more in this series (Uncharted). I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator, Amy Marie Smith did a great job telling the story, which made for an enjoyable listening experience.
I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

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Exciting Adventure!

This was an exciting, adventure filled book! Lost at sea for months in what should have been a two week voyage to South America. Finally reaching land, not knowing where. Eight founding families begin a new life on "The Land"
There are some secrets and surprises too. No spoilers from me.
I think the narrator did a fine job. There were 2 places where she repeated a word or phrase as if she was starting over. I did find it a bit distracting when the background changed, as if using a different recording booth. But it was not enough to change how I feel about the story which is very good.
*I won this Audible book in a newsletter giveaway. No review was asked of me. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Can they find another land

I received the audio on fri the 7 or the 8th of the month it only took me one night to listen to it . Here i am Jonah and i am all most graduate from medical school i would be come a full fledged doctor but i get call in to the office of the college and what is told to me i had to leave i was reported and the lies she told were not true you see i am to be a full doctor and then she want money .Now i go back home and the house is bustle my family and then about my mom pregnant and dad said she be all right will go and leave and find a new place to live.

Well each family is to bring food and then live stock to last till we get to the new land we have a preacher and he pushy and then the kids wil be taught school buy a couple of the ladies on board. I did not tell no one that i go and then i come back to America i wanted to do like my grand father did have a place and then they could come and i could
take care of them if i had to deliver any one i have mid wife with me.

Well the ship is bad all we had was bunks up to 2 kid in them mom and dad in one and then the girls slept together and then the animal stayed in make up stall in the bottom of the ship but the men and younger boys who were up to 14 and older were taught about the ship and how to rig the sale and other thing .

Well they figured we be on ship for only about couple of months but it was 7 mo and they were getting sea sick and the food was running short and we had to kill couple of oxen they were getting big on the trip but we need food and then the seas were rough on all of us

The 7 mo got worse are were there yet no we got turn around some how so we are drifting the men are taking more responsibility of the ship but some thing happen on ship.

i am going to leave you there you will love how the boo turns out like i said the author gave me the book as audio

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Very interesting!

I enjoyed this book very much. The story was great and the narrator put great feeling into each word. I think I could almost feel the ocean breeze and the waves of the ship as Amy Marie Smith read the story.
The lives of the people became almost real to me. Jonah and Marian lives were so interesting and I kept wondering how it was going to work out so that they would both get their hearts desire.
If you like adventures on a ship and a good romance that's intriguing you will like this book. I highly recommend it.
I was given a complementary copy of this book and was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Find out how it began

I've read all the Uncharted series and it was a delight to go back in time to see how it all started. If you haven't read the Uncharted series, then this book is the perfect place to start, and if you have read them, them you'll love this chunk of Uncharted history following the ancestors as they settled The Land.

This would appeal to people who enjoy sweet, clean historical Christian adventure romance with a hint of magic. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator was fabulous and well matched to the story. I reviewed a complimentary copy.

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Outstanding!

I fell in love with The Uncharted Series and this prequel helps fill in the story as to how the land was found and settled. The author does a terrific job world building, both on the ship and on land. I especially loved the references to Chincoteague Island as that's a favorite place of mine. The sea journey is realistic, I could feel the boat rocking, and the trials the explorers endured were full of tension. The characters - especially Marian - are totally fleshed out. I felt like I was on the journey with her, rooting for her and Jonah. The narration was tight - a little too tight at times, pauses between sections and chapters would have eased transitions - but easy and pleasant to listen to. I recommend this book as well as the series to those looking for something a little different from the standard reading fare out there. It's a clean read - no sex, violence or offensive language - for those who prefer their reads flinch-free. I received a free copy of this audiobook for review purposes.

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Aboard Providence

This was an ok book.The shipboard stories were interesting.A bit of adventure and romance.I found the speed at which the narrator,Amy Marie Smith,read to be WAY too fast.She had odd cadences and it detracted from the story.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”