Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land, an undetectable island in the South Atlantic Ocean. When Lt. Connor Bradshaw’s parachute carries him from the war engulfing the 2025 world to Lydia's hidden land, his mission could expose her simple 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. But will they be able to keep the Land off the radar?
Written like a historical, set like a scifi, and filled with romance, past and future are woven in this inspirational story of life in a hidden land. If you like the rural setting and wholesomeness of Amish Fiction but are looking for something new, buy The Land Uncharted today to jump into this suspenseful adventure.
Praise for The Land Uncharted
"Keith has created a unique story with several intriguing twists and turns that will keep the reader turning pages, wondering what will happen." --Author Culture "I can rightly say Keith has a stellar imagination, as she created a world out of nothing that exists--similar, though, in culture to the pioneer times--but very much believable. Also, Keith has a way with words that provokes humor so that you raise your brow and while you chuckle." --To Be A Person "Keely's ability to blend genres is unblemished and absolute. The writing and the story take the reader on an authentic journey to a different time and place where love and faith reach perfection. The Land Uncharted is a genuine treasure." -Christina Yother, author of Reverie "In The Land Uncharted, debut author Keely Brooke Keith uses... a setting to anchor a mystery/romance story that transcends time and place." --Semicolon "If you enjoy intriguing suspenseful romances, The Land Uncharted is for you! I highly recommend to anyone looking for something both fresh and interesting." --Will Bake For Books
Lydia Colburn is twenty-two, the unofficial doctor in the village of Good Springs, in The Land. She knows her profession means she’ll never get married, and she’s happy with that—after all, the only man in the village who has ever shown her any attention is Frank Roberts, who she finds disturbing. There’s no reason to suggest her life will be anything different until a stranger arrives from the sky: Lieutenant Connor Bradshaw, who has come from a place beyond The Land.
Connor is a naval aviator, ejected from his aircraft over the South Atlantic Ocean, and now rescued and resident on an uncharted island. How will he get back to his unit? Perhaps more importantly, does he want to? And can he prevent the outside world from finding him and The Land, and taking the precious resources?
The first part of the novel was setting the scene, introducing Lydia and the inhabitants and customs of Good Springs. While it was interesting enough, it did make the beginning rather slow as the plot doesn’t really start to take off until Connor arrives. We then get to see Connor’s confusion as he navigates this strange new land, his developing feelings for Lydia, and conflict with her protective brother--and the creepy Frank …
The history and culture of The Land was developed well, and without any uncomfortable information dumps. It’s an intriguing concept, an island that has always existed but can’t be seen by even the most modern navigation equipment. It also adds another layer to the plot: what would happen if the outside world knew about this paradise with healing trees, and no poverty? Especially given the outside world is at war over the kinds of natural resources The Land has?
The Land Uncharted is an enjoyable read, and I think the Epilogue suggests it’s the first book in a series. If so, I’ll certainly be looking forward to the next book.