About the Book
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.
☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ (4 Stars)
This is a story where the book’s title is absolutely true in the lives of the hero and heroine.
For Levi, who was unable to forgive his father because of a certain event in the past, it seemed there was no road to the recovery of their relationship. For Amanda, aka “Mandy”, how could she ever marry without shaming her family because of a mistake she’d made in the past? Both parties also knew in some way that they were meant to be together, but the path to happiness seemed blocked by their personal woes. This turned out to be a wonderful story of how God charted a road to not only their individual redemptions, but one to marital bliss for both of them—in situations that seemed a way out was simply “unchartable” (if that’s a word) .
The beauty of this story lies in how simple it all appeared looking back after they’d arrived their destination—something that I, as a reader can relate to. Some experiences only appear simple in retrospect. I appreciated Keith’s skill in crafting this story this way.
I must admit that the premise set for book #3 by introducing some of its main characters made me a bit antsy, because of Everett, a secondary character I’ve come to adore, yet in seems Connor’s friend, Mercer, will be a contender. Along with Bethany Colburn, the trio might form a love triangle. And love triangles tend to get on my nerves. Keith, however, has shown remarkable skill in weaving her stories, so, yeah, I’m not as worried as I’d normally be.
*Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to the author, Keely Brooke Keith, for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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About the Author
Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Keely was a tree-climbing, baseball-loving ‘80s kid. She grew up in a family who frequently relocated. By graduation, Keely lived in 8 states and attended 14 schools. Keely’s many adventures include: being an exchange student, recording with a former Beatles producer, being chased through the New Mexico desert by a rattlesnake, jumping out of an airplane at 14,500 feet, and sleeping under the open sky in the Australian outback.
Keely is a bass guitarist and plays on worship teams and for solo artists. She is married to singer/songwriter John Martin Keith, and they frequently perform and tour together. When she isn’t writing stories or playing bass, Keely enjoys dancing, having coffee with friends, and sifting through vintage books at antique stores.
Keely resides on a hilltop south of Nashville with her husband and their daughter, Rachel.