"Writing Light of Dawn I knew what my task was - to provide a hopeful outlook in a world that had gone dark, to show that God is with us even through the worst of times, to convince readers that friendship and compassion and even love are possible when all else fails. To show, above all else, that God's grace is sufficient in any situation we might face. My prayer is that Light of Dawn does all of that, and more."
—Vannetta Chapman, author of Light of Dawn
Vannetta Chapman shared the above thought on her publisher's page. My response to her hope is: mission accomplished!
This conclusion to the Remnant series is an awesome one. After reading the first two books -- and yes, you have to read all three books in order -- I wondered how the series could possibly end in any kind of realistic way but somehow move beyond the chaos and loss that the characters had experienced from the beginning of the disaster. Hope was an important thread throughout all three books, and it somehow had to shine through to the end. It did, and brilliantly!
I have to say that it was scary to think how the scenarios in this series were sometimes so close to possibly appearing in today's headlines. The reminders of God's presence and the strength that comes from it, though, are more real and timeless even in this work of fiction.
I believe Light of Dawn -- as well as Deep Shadows and Raging Storm -- should appeal to a wide audience, and I would highly recommend these five-star reads!
About the Book:
Before Dawn, What Dangers Lurk in the Darkness?
For nine months, since a devastating solar flare caused a complete
failure of the electrical grid, Shelby Sparks and her diabetic son,
Carter, have been living at the ranch of Shelby’s high school
sweetheart, Max Berkman.
Mostly insulated from the chaos surrounding them, Shelby and Max
discover that the Texas government has fled the capitol and is barely
maintaining control of the state. The governor needs volunteers to
search for the new federal government, but no one knows exactly where it
might be located—if it even still exists—or what perils await those
brave enough to take on the mission.
Compelled by Carter’s desperate need for insulin and their God-given
sense of duty, Shelby and Max answer the governor’s call and set out on a
treacherous 600-mile journey, where they will experience the terrifying
effects of unrestrained anarchy. If they have the faith and fortitude
necessary to reach their destination, what will they find when they get
In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America is left
teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a new and vastly