The Keeper's Calling

The Keeper's Calling

by Kelly Nelson


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The Keeper's Calling by Kelly Nelson

They come from two different worlds. One fateful discovery will bring them together. Neither of their lives will ever be the same.

Chase Harper's to-do list for senior year never included fall in love
and fight for your life, but things rarely go as planned. Tarnished gold
and resembling a pocket watch, the counter he finds in a cave during the
summer of 2011 will forever change the course of his life, leading him
to the beautiful Ellie Williams and unlocking a power beyond his wildest

In 1863, Ellie Williams completes school in Boston and returns to the Utah Territory only to discover that her grandfather and his counter, a treasured family heirloom, are missing. When Ellie is abducted and told she must produce the counter or die, an unexpected rescuer comes to her aid.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599928449
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Pages: 311
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kelly Nelson was raised in Utah, and now resides in Oregon, in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys life on her horse property with her husband, four children, and, of course, lots of horses. Kelly has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. She worked as a Certified Public Accountant for several years before opting to stay home to raise a family. As a young girl Kelly developed a love of books and a passion for creative writing. Her travels to England, France, Egypt, Israel, West Indies, Mexico and across the United States sparked a love of history, adventure, and exotic places, leading to the inspiration behind her debut novel, The Keeper's Calling, Book One in The Keeper's Saga. Visit Kelly's website for more information at

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, even as an adult. Younger readers would probably like it even more. Interesting premise and well thought out, with enough fresh ideas to make the concept feel unique. Small lowlight: chapter 3 was missing from the digital version.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
This was a surprising listen. It was a well thought and planned out series of events in this book and narration expertly done. I could predict that Kelly Nelson is looking at a long career as an author of YA. From the storyline, narration and characters it certainly was a shame that this book took this long to be made into an audiobook from the published book date. Kelly Nelson’s YA read/listen audio even though meant for YA. I am in older age group I enjoyed every moment of it as I know others would. I was drawn right into the story and as I listen to it could actually visualized the events, the scenery, the support cast of characters. I probably could have listen to this all in one day but starting later in the day finished up the next day. A lot is packed into the 9+ hrs. Kelly has intertwined the main characters of Chase Harper and Ellie Williams. Seeing how Chase is from 2011 and Ellie Williams is from 1863 still the same age was able to build a relationship between them. This book has combined the best of magic, time travel, history, love and most of all adventure! Starting in 2011 Chase Harper is ending his summer vacation on a family camping trip in Zion National Park. Being bored and no one wanted to join him for a bike ride on this particularly hot day he heads off on his own. Coming upon a cave he decides to explore and cool off. When dropping his flashlight between some rocks his adventure begins with the discovery of a box containing a watch. A very special watch. Thought here we go – like any other time travel book. This one however has a nice and yet subtle flow. Upon opening the box and discovering the watch and opening it up. Chase like any typical teen sees the glowing buttons is only curious and presses the one. As he departs the cave notices some major changes and the start of his adventure. Seeing Ellie being lead away by 2 men on horse, Chase thinks it is a movie being filmed. Then he realizes its not. Following the men Chase thru events helps save Ellie and their time travel begins. As with any teen story throw in an assortment of the teens family and friends. Trying to keep their stories straight with the help of his twin sister Jessica. Helping Ellie adjust from the culture shock of the 21st century. Chase learning he is now the Keeper of the watch. Learning how to use it. His body changes that has people questioning him. His time travel mishaps. Learning that him and Ellie have people out to kill them. Will Chase protect them? Does Ellie go back to her own time? Who is after them? The narrator James Simenc was a perfect choice By Kelly for the start of this series. When I started to listen to this I could tell this was a young man narrating. Perfect since I find it hard to listen to a YA read by someone older. Not only was he a convincing Chase. But, surprisingly did well with the multiple female parts. Distinguishing voices for the males parts. Hoping that he continues with the following books in this series. Nothing is worst than a change up of narrators. I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Will actually need to read the series since I don’t think I could wait for the audio to come out. Audiobook provided for review by the author. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
quibecca More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying I LOVE LOVE LOVE audio books.  It's so nice to be able to listen to a book to distract me from the every day jobs of being a mom :).   This book grabbed me from the very beginning!  Chase and his family go on a camping trip and while there Chase decides to go on a bike ride, he find himself in a cave.  Inside this cave he finds what looks like a pocket watch.  Well we all know looks can be deceiving.   Chase is swept from the present and finds himself in 1863.   I love stories about time travel, and I love the twist this book had.  Chase seems to be on track for his Senior year in High School, until that fateful camping trip.  Now he has found his life turned up side down.  Responsible for a counter that gives him the ability to time travel, along with a girl he now feels he needs to protect. Chase finds out that there is quite a responsibility in holding this counter.  He seems to be finding himself in a lot of trouble over and over.  Someone is seeking the item he has found.  He has to find a way to keep it safe and out of the hands of those who would want to do evil with it.   I love this story.  Chase is such a swoon worthy guy!  Handsome, lovable, and a gentlemen to boot.  He loves his family and will do any thing to protect the new girl Ellie that has entered his life.  She is also in danger because the counter use to belong to Ellie's grandfather.   The story moves well, and Nelson brought the past to life for me.  I love that.  I felt like I was traveling through time right along with the characters.  How fun would it be to be able to go back in time to where you wanted to see things happen.  I t would be so fascinating to me. Chase finds that he has feelings for Ellie, but has to keep them on the down low.  I love Ellie.  She was so cute.  The way Nelson wrote her part is awesome.  A girl transported into the year 2011 from 1863 was fun.  She had to get use to the new things.  Like a dishwasher.  hehe!  I cannot imagine not having one, but reading Ellie's point of view was awesome.  Made me think about how thankful I am for modern convinces ;). The struggle to keep Ellie safe along with the counter is quite the ride.  What I love even more about this book was that it was clean and written so beautifully.  This book has suspense, time travel and a romance to boot.  It was AWESOME!  I enjoyed every moment of this book. I hope that you take the opportunity to read or listen to this wonderful book.  I will be listening to it again with my son.  I know for a fact he will love this book!  Which makes me like it even more.  A book that gets my son who refuses to read interested is TOP NOTCH to me.  I cannot wait for the next book to come out.  I will definitely be picking that one up! Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  This did not influence my review in any way.  I was not compensated in any way for this book.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Gnu More than 1 year ago
Fun exciting read. Can't wait to read the 'The Keeper's Quest"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy imaginative books like Twilight and The Hunger Games you'll LOVE this book! Couldn't put it down and highly recommend! You'll be hooked in the first 10 pages trust me. Hoping to see this saga on the big screen one day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!!!!Hope book 2 comes to the nook!!!
elliot4pete More than 1 year ago
Ms. Nelson's novel is entertaining and enjoyable. At first, the novel seems to follow the predictability of other books in the young-adult time-traveling genre, but the author soon manages to create characters and situations that allow her story to rise above the others. I would definitely recommend this novel, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago