A Land Remembered is a novel by Patrick D. Smith, published in 1984. The examines the history of Florida from 1858 to 1968 through its narrative about the MacIvays, a family that moved from Georgia to Florida to start a new life. The book features a wide cast of characters spanning several generations. The first MacIvay settlers struggle to stay alive in the inhospitable Florida environment, herding cattle and shipping them to Cuba. Over the course of the novel, the family becomes more prosperous and less in touch with nature.
A Walk to Remember is a romantic novel set in the late 1950s. It follows the story of teenager Landon Carter, who unexpectedly finds himself falling in love with Jamie Sullivan, the local preacher's daughter. Though the two clash at first, they each begin to realize their true feelings for each other as they star in the school play. Their budding romance is interrupted by Jaime's terminal leukemia, but Landon's continued dedication to her make this remarkable love story a classic.