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Book Review | Uncharted Destiny by Keely Brooke Keith

Uncharted Destiny is the seventh book in Keely Brooke Keith’s Uncharted series.

It starts pretty much where the previous book left off. On that basis, you probably need to read Uncharted Journey before reading Uncharted Destiny (better still, read the whole series—start with The Land Uncharted, or Aboard Providence).

Bailey Colburn has arrived in the Land—the strange island in the South Atlantic Ocean, hidden from modern navigational devices (think of Wonder Woman’s home island of Themyscira, but with men and women and all using 1860s technology). She thought she was the only survivor from her vessel, but now she’s found that Professor Tim Van Buskirk, her mentor and father figure, also survived. But he’s trapped on the other side of the island.

Bailey wants to mount an immediate rescue mission, but it’s not so simple.

Tim’s radio description of his surroundings suggests he’s in the unmapped portion of the island, and it will take at least a week to get there. Fortunately, the Colburn family are willing to help, because it’s not a journey she can take alone.

While the other novels in this series have largely been romance novels in a unique setting, Uncharted Destiny has more of an adventure feel—think Indiana Jones without the archeology, and with natural enemies. It’s a dangerous journey, and the danger doesn’t end when they find Tim …

Uncharted Destiny is another excellent story in this series, and I’m looking forward to reading the next instalment.

Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook for review.

About Keely Brooke Keith

Keely Keely Brooke KeithBrooke Keith writes inspirational frontier-style fiction with a slight Sci-Fi twist, including The Land Uncharted (Shelf Unbound Notable Romance 2015) and Aboard Providence (2017 INSPY Awards Longlist). Keely also creates resources for writers such as The Writer’s Book Launch Guide and The Writer’s Character Journal.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Keely grew up in a family that frequently relocated. By graduation, she lived in 8 states and attended 14 schools.  When she isn’t writing, Keely enjoys playing bass guitar, preparing homeschool lessons, and collecting antique textbooks. Keely, her husband, and their daughter live on a hilltop south of Nashville, Tennessee.

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About Uncharted Destiny

Bailey Colburn is safe in the Land, but her father figure, Professor Tim, never made it to Good Springs. When Bailey discovers Tim is lost in the Land’s dangerous mountain terrain and out of his life-saving medication, she sets out to rescue him. Even with the help of intriguing native Revel Roberts, Bailey faces an impossible journey to save Tim. The mountains are shrouded in dark folklore and full of deadly surprises.

Revel Roberts never stays in one place too long. No matter where he travels in the Land, he avoids the Inn at Falls Creek, his boyhood home and the business he will inherit. But when fearless newcomer Bailey Colburn needs Revel’s help to find her friend, he joins the mission and is forced to return to the place he’d rather forget.

Bailey and Revel’s friendship strengthens as they need each other in ways neither of them imagined. But nothing can prepare them for what awaits in the Land’s treacherous mountains.

Uncharted Destiny, the seventh installment in the beloved Uncharted series, weaves faith and adventure while delivering long-awaited answers in this inspirational story of life in a hidden land.

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Quote from Uncharted Journey by Keely Brooke Keith: This house was supposed to be a place of rest for weary travelers, not a long-term destination for boorish horse breeders.

Book Review | Uncharted Journey by Keely Brooke Keith

Eva Vestal is struggling to run the family inn, given her brother has left home, her mother has abandoned the family, her father is suffering from dementia, and she’s left to manage the inn and raise her son alone. Solomon “Solo” Cotter has come to the inn for forty days to try and write the children’s books he’s always dreamed of, but finds himself getting distracted by Eva and her son. Meanwhile, Bailey Colburn is en route to the Land, hoping to connect with her distant relatives, and find a new life.

This was not my favourite novel in the Uncharted saga.

I didn’t find the central romance plot—Eva and Solo—as strong as some of the other romances in the Uncharted series. Yes, they are both perfectly nice people and they both deserve happiness, but I didn’t feel the emotion or the angst coming through the way I did in some of the other stories (and I’m not a fan of the ‘conflict that could be fixed by a simple adult conversation’ trope).

And I kept waiting for the Eva/Solo plot to link up with the Bailey Colburn plot. I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer. Never fear: apparently Uncharted Destiny will be available “soon”—which is good, because Bailey was definitely the character I want to know more about.

However, don’t let these complaints stop you reading Uncharted Journey.

If you’ve been following the Uncharted series from either the first book published (Land Uncharted) or the book that starts the origin story (Aboard Providence), then you’ll want to read Uncharted Journey and make your own decision.

If you haven’t read any of the earlier books, then I suggest you begin with Aboard Providence (if you’re a Christian historical romance fan), and The Land Uncharted (if you’re more of a speculative fiction fan). Yes, this series includes aspects of both.

Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook for review.

About Keely Brooke Keith

Keely Keely Brooke KeithBrooke Keith writes inspirational frontier-style fiction with a slight Sci-Fi twist, including The Land Uncharted (Shelf Unbound Notable Romance 2015) and Aboard Providence (2017 INSPY Awards Longlist). Keely also creates resources for writers such as The Writer’s Book Launch Guide and The Writer’s Character Journal.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Keely grew up in a family that frequently relocated. By graduation, she lived in 8 states and attended 14 schools.  When she isn’t writing, Keely enjoys playing bass guitar, preparing homeschool lessons, and collecting antique textbooks. Keely, her husband, and their daughter live on a hilltop south of Nashville, Tennessee.

Find Keely Brooke Keith online at:

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About Uncharted Journey

Eva and Solo find love at The Inn at Falls Creek, while Bailey’s quest to reach the Land costs her everything.

Young widow Eva Vestal assumes loneliness is God’s permanent plan for her life. She keeps busy by raising her son and co-managing the Inn at Falls Creek with her elderly father, but her heart yearns for more.
Solomon “Solo” Cotter has spent his life working with horses, but he secretly wants to write a book of the children’s stories his grandfather told him as a boy. He barters with Eva’s father for a 40-night stay at the inn, a needed respite from work to get his stories on paper.

Once Eva discovers the barter, she believes Solo is taking advantage of her father’s failing memory. But when tragedy strikes and Solo works hard to save the inn, Eva sees his true nature. As her heart stirs with feelings for Solo, she wrestles with the guilt of loving someone new.

Meanwhile, outside the Land…

Bailey Colburn arrives at the coordinates of the Land on the autumn equinox and finds nothing but ocean. The sun sets, ending Bailey’s dream of a safe and simple life with the family she’s never known. Just when she decides Justin Mercer lied about visiting a hidden land in the South Atlantic Ocean and meeting Bailey’s distant relatives, the atmosphere around the boat changes and ushers her into an uncharted world, but her entrance into the Land comes at a devastating price.

Uncharted Journey weaves past and future in this inspirational story of life in a hidden land.

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