If you happened to drop by the blog yesterday, I shared the first line from All Things Beautiful. Today I’m going a bit more in depth with my review of the book. Don’t miss the sale of the boxed set of the first three eBooks of that series is on sale through May 2 for $0.99!
In My Opinion…
Have you ever ignored or given up a dream because you feared you weren’t good enough? That’s exactly the theme of Keely Brooke Keith’s All Things Beautiful.
First of all, let me say that this was my first visit to the Land Uncharted. I’ve heard great things about Keith’s series but until now have not read any of them. That said, at no point in this book was I lost. This book stands well on it’s own.
Hannah Vestal’s deepest longing—one she shared with her mother and a friend who helps her out—is to write. Her main focus is on caring for her younger siblings but she takes any private moment (mostly in the wee hours of the night) putting words on paper.
After a conversation with her father and the encouragement of her friend, Hannah decides to print her book and strikes up a bargain with Henry Roberts. The only caveat? He insists on reading it before determining if it’s worthy to be printed. After all, he’s got an even bigger project to complete.
Henry and Hannah are so cute together! They’re both a little shy, both doubt themselves in their own way, but their attraction draws them together despite their hesitations. And *sigh* that scene of them together outside at the Good Springs dance!
This is a sweet story with a message of overcoming self-doubt to find your true potential. Sure, there are some hiccups along the way, some disappointments, but in the end, those things just make the outcome more rewarding.
Now I’m off to read more about the residence of Good Springs…
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About the Book
Title: All Things Beautiful
Series: Uncharted Beginnings, #3
Author: Keely Brooke Keith
Publisher: Edenbrooke Press
Released Date: April 17, 2018
List Price: 12.99
Trim Size: 5.25″ x 8.5″
Page Count: 266
BISAC: Fiction / Christian / General
It’s 1868 in the settlement of Good Springs, and Hannah Vestal is passionate about writing fiction and keeping her stories to herself. By lantern light she slips into her story world and dreams the adventures she’ll never experience. When her father asks to read her work, she decides to have it printed secretly for his 50th birthday. Hannah tries to arrange the printing with the settlement’s pressman, but the witty and dapper Henry Roberts won’t make it easy for her to prove her writing is worthy of his ink.
If Henry Roberts did nothing else for the rest of his life but print and bind books, he would die a satisfied man. In order to secure settlement support for his printing press, the elder council says Henry must print an error-free copy of the New Testament before the settlement’s 8th anniversary celebration. He is determined to meet their challenge, but when the enigmatic Hannah proves to be a beguiling distraction, Henry longs for something more than a life at the letterpress.
Get swept away to the hidden frontier settlement where love requires sacrifice, faith-filled adventures await, and sweet romance makes people glad to be alive. Read All Things Beautiful today and embark on an unforgettable journey of the heart in this inspirational story.
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About the Author
Keely Brooke 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 Longlist). Keely also creates resources for writers, including 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.