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Book Review ~ Uncharted Inheritance & Christmas with the Colburns by Keely Brooke Keith

About Uncharted Inheritance

Uncharted InheritanceBethany Colburn is finally allowed to court and Everett Foster is ready to confess his love for her. As the outside world closes in on the Land, a new man arrives in the village of Good Springs. He brings charm Bethany has never encountered and illness the Land has never known. While the medicinal power of the gray leaf tree is put to the test and the Colburn family’s strength is stretched thin, Bethany must choose between the love of her life and the intriguing new man. But nothing will matter if the Land is invaded.

Book Three in the ground-breaking Uncharted series, Uncharted Inheritance weaves heartbreak and hope while delivering long-awaited answers in this suspenseful story of life in a hidden land. If you like the rural setting and wholesomeness of Amish Fiction but are looking for something new, read Uncharted Inheritance.

Genre

Historical Romance/Contemporary/Techno Sci-fi

Category

Fiction/Christian/Adult

Rating

4 Stars

Review

This is a simple story, but with a lot to offer outside entertainment. Through Bethany and Everett’s story, one comes to understand the importance of values in a way that emphasizes acceptance of one’s heritage. In reading this book, I came face-to-face with the known fact that moral standard is relative—to different people, it means different things. Cross-referencing this with a particular character left me disappointed. I’d followed hints of this character throughout books #1 and #2, and so had hoped for better for/from this character. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as I’d prayed. That’s not to say I don’t understand Keith’s reasons for allotting this particular character the role that she did, because in doing so, it brought out the theme beautifully and poignantly.

Of worthy mention is the fact that Keith masterfully managed to blend a historical world with a contemporary and techno sci-fi, without any time-travel.

Overall, another well-done piece by Keith.

 

About Christmas with the Colburns

Christmas with the ColburnsIt’s Christmas time in Good Springs, and Lydia Bradshaw is eager for the light at the end of her year—the Colburn family’s big holiday gathering. When she discovers none of her siblings are coming back to the village this year, she believes Christmas will be ruined. As Lydia faces a gloomy holiday in the Colburn house, an unexpected romance brightens her favorite season. Will it be enough to rekindle the light of Christmas?

Spend Christmas with the Colburns in this inspirational holiday novella. If you like the traditional setting and sweet romance of Amish Fiction but are looking for something new, read Christmas with the Colburns today to jump into a fast-paced story of Christmastime in a hidden land.

Holiday recipe included!

Genre

Historical/Contemporary/General

Category

Fiction/Christian/Adult

Rating

4 Stars

Review

This story portrays a theme beyond the traditional Christmas message. With major emphasis on family traditions, one can note that this is a story that can work for just about any season/non-season. Though a novella, and so a fast read, the elements that put the story together aren’t lacking in any way that will disturb the overall wholesomeness of the story. Characterization, plot, setting, and theme are delicately and skillfully handled so that it feels like a novel, too, which in my opinion, is a sweet bonus. The characters of the Uncharted Series, already firmly rooted in their roles by now, take on a different stage than what we’re used to—the Colburns have always been one in everything, but for the first time, as life moves forward with the event of many changes, some traditions had to be let go for new ones to be born. Clearly, the message that man wasn’t made for the benefit of tradition, but vice versa, was something to note and applaud.

*Though I offer these reviews to the public, they’re my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to the author, Keely Brooke Keith, for copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion.*

 

Keely Brooke KeithAbout the Author


Keely Brooke Keith is the author of The Land Uncharted, Uncharted Redemption, Uncharted Inheritance, and Christmas with the Colburns (Edenbrooke Press), and Aboard Providence (CrossRiver Media, coming 2016). 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 stories, Keely enjoys playing bass guitar, preparing homeschool lessons, and collecting antique textbooks. Keely resides on a hilltop south of Nashville with her husband and their daughter. She is a member of ACFW.

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