Thursday, October 20, 2016

Aboard Providence

About the Book

In November 1860, Jonah Ashton boarded the Providence with a plan to escort his family to their new settlement in South America and then return to medical school in Pennsylvania before rumors of Southern rebellion erupt into all-out war. What he didn’t count on was getting lost at sea and falling in love. When they finally reach land, Jonah makes a startling discovery that changes everything, but will it change his heart?

My Thoughts: I truly enjoyed Aboard Providence. I got a little lost with all the talk about ships and how their pully systems and sails worked but it didn't distrace me enough to keep me from enjoying the story. I could sense Jonah's inner struggle to want to do the right thing not only by his family, but by himself. He's not completely sure what the right thing is but it's quickly becoming apparent he cannot please everyone.  His struggle is one we all face, how to do the right thing and figure out what the right thing is? Marian is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Trying to do right by her mom and wanting to forge a path all her own. I loved how she followed her passion and didn't care too much about what people thought of her. She was determined to make her mark. I fell in love with the caracters and the story line. I found myself getting sucked in the story for hours at a time. I hope you will give Aboard Providence a change and strike out on your own adventure. 
*I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author

Keely Brooke Keith is the author of the Uncharted series (Edenbrooke Press) andAboard Providence (CrossRiver Media). Her novels are known for blending genres in unconventional ways. When she isn’t writing stories, Keely enjoys playing bass guitar, preparing homeschool lessons, and collecting antique textbooks. Originally from St. Joseph, Missouri, Keely resides with her husband and their daughter on a hilltop south of Nashville where she dreams up stories, hoping to encourage, comfort, and inspire readers. She is a member of ACFW.

Guest Post from Keely Brooke Keith

The Uncharted series has a past…
The Uncharted storyline begins in the 21st Century in a hidden land that was settled in the 1860s by Americans. Throughout the Uncharted books, the characters refer to their founders’ history. Soon after the release of The Land Uncharted, readers expressed their desire for more. Why did the founders leave America in 1860? How did they plan the group migration? Where did they believe they were going? How did they establish what is now a fascinating culture?
I too was drawn by the founders’ story. When I set out to write it, I enjoyed fleshing out the mystery of how the founders arrived in the Land and what it was like for them, not only for the characters who wanted that adventure, but also those who didn’t. I became swept away on a journey of faith, sacrifice, and God’s unfailing provision.
The result is Aboard Providence (CrossRiver Media, 2016).
Join the founders as they embark on their voyage to an uncharted land.

Blog stops

October 21: 1994
October 22: A Greater Yes
October 23: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
October 24: cherylbbookblog
October 26: I Hope You Dance
October 26: Mary Hake
October 27: Genesis 5020
October 28: A Readers Brain
October 29: Bigreadersite
October 31: Bibliophile Reviews
November 1: Pause for Tales
November 1: Karen’s Krayons
November 2: Proverbial Reads


In honor of her tour, Keely is giving away The Uncharted Series ebooks! Click the link below to enter; be sure to comment on this post to claim your nine bonus entries for this giveaway!


  1. Thank you for featuring Aboard Providence!

  2. I added this book to my wishlist. Thank you for your thoughts!

  3. Chas, thank you for the great review!

  4. A great book that I got from the author to review! I would love to win the whole Uncharted Series.

  5. Thank you for your review and for adding the author's thoughts and her research interest to write this story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House