Sunday, December 4, 2016

Loved it! My Review of Deep Shadows - The Remnant Series 1 - by Vannetta Chapman

Deep Shadows

About the book:

All It Takes Is One Night
to Plunge the World into Darkness


Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe—until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority—to keep Shelby and her son safe—could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.

* * *

In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.


My review:

I loved this book!  It was fascinating to imagine what our world would be like without all of our modern conveniences.  There were situations that happened I hadn't even thought of and a few that totally shocked me, which needless to say made for an exciting read!  For instance, how do we take care of people in hospitals and nursing homes or what happens when life-saving prescriptions are no longer made or able to be transported?  How about when food is no longer available in the grocery store? There was danger, excitement, action, romance, not a dull moment!  The main characters were interesting, partly because Shelby and Max had been high school sweethearts years ago and there were still some lingering feelings, though Shelby fought against it.  There was a hint of romance in the story.  They were both pretty smart about what to do; Shelby was a writer who had researched solar flares before and Max, an attorney who was very logical and did what needed to be done.  They were Christians who prayed and attended church, along with their two friends.  Shelby's son, Carter, wasn't sure what he believed about God.  It was interesting to get the different viewpoints of the three of them.  Their pastor had a wonderful, encouraging message about the Lord being good and that His love will endure forever, no matter what happened or will happen.  I loved how they supported each other and their community.  I can't wait for the next book to see what happens with these wonderful characters and where the situation goes from here.  I highly recommend it!

I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers.


Meet the author

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full-time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband, pets, and a herd of deer.www.VannettaChapman.com
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All It Takes Is One Night
to Plunge the World into Darkness

Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe—until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn’t changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority—to keep Shelby and her son safe—could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby’s faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.
- See more at: https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/deep-shadows-9780736966535#sthash.A4lF4rIY.dpuf

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Storm - Stone Braide Chronicles 3 - by Bonnie S. Calhoun

Cover Art

About the book:

Selah's mind and life are beginning to fracture. Can she complete the Third Protocol before it's too late?
As Selah and her companions mourn the loss of those who died in the Mountain, they are faced with a new threat. Selah must complete the Third Protocol before she fractures and loses herself completely. All clues lead to the West, but what will they find when they get there? The other side of the mountains holds unknown perils--volcanic ash, dangerous storms, and strange new settlements that could hold the keys to Selah's quest . . . or lead to her destruction.

The clock is ticking and Selah's abilities are growing--along with the list of those out for her blood. Selah must find the strength within herself to keep going and complete the mission for which so many have sacrificed so much.

But have she and her companions pinned their hopes on nothing more than a legend?

My review:

This is a very unique book that continues Selah's story from the previous books.  You should definitely read this series in order; I missed book two and I was a bit lost.  I liked Selah for her strength and because she wanted to do the right thing, even if it cost her something.  Her journey was interesting as her group traveled into unknown areas and met with people they didn't know if they could trust.  There was a lot of action and a little bit of romance.  There was always a lot going on, either a fight or Selah learning new information or an unexpected event happening.  It was fascinating to see Selah's abilities change throughout the story.  Bodhi was Selah's love interest and I liked that we had his viewpoint as well as Selah's.  I would recommend this book if you like fantasy stories.

I received this book free from Revell.

 The Author

  1. Bonnie S. Calhoun

    Bonnie S. Calhoun

    Bonnie S. Calhoun is the author of Thunder and Lightning, the first two books in the Stone Braide Chronicles. She loves to write, but it doesn't make her happy unless there are the three Bs: body count, blood, and blowing things up. She also has...