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The Land Uncharted

(Uncharted #1)

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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 t ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Edenbrooke Press
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Iola
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,
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Marguerite Gray
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my what a fascinating read as Keely Brooke Keith takes the reader to a land, The Land, of unique qualities and surprises. Cut off from the rest of the world by a bizarre atmospheric condition, the Land and the people have escaped a polluted world at war. But Keith weaves in conflict and problems amidst the tranquility. I've read three of the four in this series. Excellent work and fuel for the imagination.
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
**Not for teens!

About this book:

“Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land. Day and night, she rushes by horseback to treat the ill and injured, establishing a heroic reputation as the village’s new doctor.
Naval Aviator Connor Bradshaw is flying over the South Atlantic Ocean on a mission to secure any remaining sources of fresh water in a 2025 world torn apart by war. A malfunction activates his aircraft’s ejection system, parachuting his unconscious body
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Redeemed
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I first heard about this book, I had no interest in reading it. I don’t care for sci-fi at all. However, the whole premise behind the book – which promised a mix of genre’s - soon had me completely intrigued over just how in the world an author would pull this off. Quite simply, she does it very well! There is a little bit of intrigue, a little bit of romance, a touch of a feeling of time-travel, and a lot of historical flavor. In fact, whatever type of fiction you enjoy most, you are likel ...more
Laura Grace
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
When the author mentioned that "The Land Uncharted" was an "unusual mix of science fiction, historical fiction, and romance" she wasn't kidding! At first I felt really confused because I didn't know what the Land was! Since it was mix of science/historical fiction I was unsure if this was a real piece of land in the world or something else! However once I just relaxed and enjoyed the story without thinking super hard I found I really liked it as well as the history of the Land!

Lydia was by far m
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Katie W
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lydia is a young woman at the end of her training to becoming her village's doctor. She and her family live in the Land, an unheard of area in the South Atlantic Ocean--one that hasn't been discovered by anyone since the founders in the 1860s. This society is absolutely incredible! They are able to completely support themselves and have a system set up that is very functional, if still technologically behind the times of the rest of the world. The world around them is in chaos and in search of r ...more
Jasmine
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful debut novel!

I was approached by the author to read and review this book , and, while I've never really been into futuristic/sci-fi stories, I decided to give The Land Uncharted a go. I really liked it! It wasn't like the typical dystopian tale, all dark and/or with advanced technology, but is instead a wonderful blend historical and sci-fi.

The Land Uncharted is a warm and delightful read with a touch of suspense. Compassionate Lydia and protective Connor quickly become friends with the
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Miranda A. Uyeh
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story started a bit slow for me, but quickly picked up pace, and then wound up being a delightful whirlwind of a read. I especially enjoyed following the love story of the hero and heroine—Connor and Lydia—while being intrigued by the suspense created around the creepy character, Frank. Although I already knew the end romantically speaking, it was entertaining to see the romance, and, the rest of the story play out. Each character—main and secondary—was distinctively well crafted to suit th ...more
Sam B
This was such an interesting book! I don't even know where to start.

This is a unique story, set on an fictional uncharted land. That land has been spared from most technological advancement and know nothing from the outside world. All they know is that their founders sailed from the United States to this land. So when a stranger lands on the beach using some weird instruments, the Colburns aren't sure what to think of it.

This is Keely's debut novel and she surely did a great job at describing th
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Jenark
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book without reading the back cover (still haven't) so beyond the title I had no idea what it was about. Once I got passed the debate of where, when, and how everything takes place, I really enjoyed the story. This is a mixture of futuristic meets primitive. Could you fall in love with a primitive land and it's people or would you do everything possible to get back to your modern life? You'll have to read The Land Uncharted to see what Connor does.
My question is, when does book #2 co
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Rod
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book breaks barriers concerning genre. No spaceships for sci-fi. No heavy smooching for romance. No historical fiction invoking some past president's name. No suspense using creepy characters. Just good old fashioned writing for the simple purpose of telling a great story. Can't wait for more of this series and author.
Annalise Joy
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Land Uncharted has all of the elements that I love in a good, engaging novel. The premise is unique, the characters - realistic, the storyline - consistent and entertaining, and the language - fluent. It has just the right touch of conflict, suspense, longing and hope. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this author.
Dale Harcombe
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
You can find the review of this book on my Write and Read with Dale blog

Sherri Smith
Okay, so when I initially downloaded this book I didn't realize that it was going to stray off into an alternate reality sort of plot. And not quite alternate reality, more strange than that. A land that is invisible to military radar, yet exists and has an entire population. It is discovered by accident by a man who has parachuted into the area, and he is left wondering where he is.

For me, as I started the book, I'm thinking that I'm somewhere in the late 1700's, perhaps along the eastern shore
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Kim  Gregory
I had a hard time getting into this book. I have the whole series, so I wanted to keep with it, and I ended up enjoying the story until near the end. After the scene with the other side of the Colburn family I kept expecting them to show up - there was no resolution in this particular story to let me know that I could rest easy for the time being.

I was also never sure what type of "religion" the people of the Land practiced. Levi had a short temper and had murder in his heart (which is somethin
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Joyce Loth
I read the first 3 books and at the outset liked the idea of a piece of land that no-one knows exists. The people living in the land are "the best". Living according strict rules. Especially the women are not allowed to do what they want because they need to be "protected". I could not figure out protected from what or who? because of these rules especially the women are hesitant, do not know what they want or how to proceed. The men know what they want and all the men in the 3 books know who th ...more
Jennifer Robb
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: Amazon
Connor Bradshaw is a pilot who has to bail out of his aircraft. He lands on a beach in a place where there should be no land and finds himself in a more primitive society that has been protected from the war the rest of the world is waging. With no apparent way to get back to his life, Connor makes the best of it and finds love. Unfortunately, Connor's coworker who also bailed out of the plane is convinced he saw Connor drift toward land (even though he is assured by his superiors that there is ...more
A Holland Reads
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This where is all started. The adventure of mixing a historical book with a fantasy book was a great idea. I enjoyed getting to know all about the hidden land and each of the characters. The details were told in such a way that you felt that you are a part of the story. I liked the way the author weaved this tale. You also get a touch of suspense and romance in this story. If you are looking for a book that won't let you go and leaves you wanting more then this is the book for you. I do give you ...more
Sharon Maxwell
I was surprised at the choppiness of this book. It just wasn't a smooth read in and out of the subtleties of the story for me, and I felt there wasn't sufficient background and build up to give a foundation to the relationship between our hero and heroine. Not enough substance to support the relationship, I felt I hopped into it rather than transitioned there. Once in the scene though it was pretty good. But then we would hop to the next thing, thus the idea of choppiness. The idea of the book h ...more
Linda Galella
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable

story that spans the harshness of the world as we might know it 25+ years in the future with the gentle, pastoral land that time forgot from the late 1800’s. There’s a bit of magic about “the Land” and her people are mostly hardworking and tender hearted. Reading this book was a bit like a visit to Oz with new friends, a real treat!
Kim
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review. I loved it!! Lydia only wanted to pursue her medical career, until Connor literally fell from the sky. I enjoyed the writing and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Emock
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is entertaining perhaps, but I probably won't read any sequels or other books of the series. Nothing stood out and the characters just seemed to sort of exist and fall in each others path.
rob
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magnificent

This was a phenomenal book from The Lands series which is generations from the author's original series. I recommend this book.
Kimh
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Jennifer
May 27, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After listening for almost an hour of the eight hour book, I had no idea what this was supposed to be about. Nothing was happening. It was established that Frank was a creepy creeper because we got Inside his head to hear it. Yuck and also unnecessary. We loose all the tension because if it. He's so over the top evil, it's almost funny. It was established that the grey leaf trees were important - repeatedly. And we know that Lydia is dedicated to being a doctor. We see her being dedicated and th ...more
Teressa
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"A Wonderful Romance with a Time Travel Twist"

THE LAND UNCHARTED was a delightful surprise. I liked everything about it. It was a well written romantic fantasy with so much more. It had a hint of time travel and science fiction that made it a terrific listen. The main characters were well-developed and likeable. The supporting characters were done very nicely as well, especially her Aunt Isabella who I really liked. If one has a question of whether or not this is specifically a Christian book, i
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Jelsa Mepsey
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found myself absolutely immersed in the world created by the author. The way Conner and Lydia’s societies are so different is written incredibly well. I especially loved the way the push-ups were described from Lydia’s point of view, when it was foreign to her yet we as readers can easily pick up on what she is seeing for the first time. Conner's awkward transition into the society is endearing and hilarious. The only difficult part to understand was how exactly the dialogues differed between ...more
Bekah (WillBakeforBooks)
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Lieutenant Connor Bradshaw is a naval aviator fighting a worldwide war in the year 2025. On a mission to secure much-needed water, a malfunction causes Connor’s plane to crash into a mysterious, hidden place called the Land. Lydia Colburn has lived a relatively peaceful life in the Land as a physician, with the exception of her mother’s death and a man who won’t stop following her around. When she spots a man falling from the sky, she rushes to his side despite her fear and co
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Joleen
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as excited about the narrator in this audiobook because her reading was a bit odd, but she did an okay job. Certainly better than some I could never listen to again.
But enough on that.
The story was unique. A man (Connor) falls from the sky (parachute) into a land no one has ever been to, and is on no map in the world. There's a reason for that, but you don't find out about it until late in the book. The people there have no modern technology or conveniences. Medicine is back to herbs and som
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Lisa
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reading The Land Uncharted is a curious mix of awe, curiosity, and fear both for the characters and the promised sequels.

Because the reader is meant to be drawn into this curious world slowly, I won’t give away much of the story, so bear with me as I try to tell you about it without actually telling you…about it.

A man falls washes on shore of a definitely not-deserted island. Connor Bradshaw is a military pilot on a failed mission somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. The woman, Lydia Colburn, who
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