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?
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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.
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.
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.
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.”