Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Light of Dawn (The Remnant Series #3) by Vannetta Chapman [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  As the group of survivors live out the horrific life that exists in Chapman's conclusion to The Remnant Series, the reader vicariously experiences their deprivation, fear, and ultimate joys.

This is not science fiction where aliens attack and man is fighting for the survival of mankind. No, this dystopian story revolves around the very realistic life that exists once modern achievements are destroyed. There is no electricity, no manufacturing, no technology, no hospitals, no mass transit, no government - state or federal. And there is rampant anarchy, terror, crime with a sprinkling of kindness and good.

Man is seen at his worse and man is seen at his best.

Old ways of healing emerge as do management of society by either caring individuals or criminal, gang elements. And the question of survival of the United States Government is woven into the series ending.

As with other books by Vannetta Chapman (she writes contemporary, Amish, and dystopian series), her writing is tops. Her character development realistic and compelling. Her plot line engaging and drawing to the reader. I have completely enjoyed this series just as I have other books by Ms. Chapman.

I highly recommend this book and encourage you to read the entire series in order.

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 there?

In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America is left teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a new and vastly different reality.

The Series (click to see my reviews): #1 Deep Shadows #2 Raging Storm

Begins August 16
Ends September 6 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only
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About the author: Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of many novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, and Plain and Simple Miracle series. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She currently writes Christian suspense, Amish romance, and Amish mystery. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and freely given. Winner's copy provided graciously by the author and shipped directly to winner from author or publisher.


  1. WE do have some things in place; we have an alternate source of food and water. We are having a generator installed.

  2. No,I don't have any survival strategies in place. In this day and time, I should be thinking of doing so.

  3. No,I don't have any survival strategies in place. In this day and time, I should be thinking of doing so.

  4. No, don't have any survival strategies in place. I'd love to get a generator to run essential things but they are so expensive! We can also buy emergency foodstuff at our local Costco and bottled water. We've been thinking about investing in those.

    I have the first two plus the novella in this series and I really want to add Light of Dawn to my collection. Thank you for the chance Vera!

  5. I'm not sure if it is a strategy, but the lack of electricity for an extended time is a reality due to weather events and hopefully not from an EMP attack or even worse. I've tried to get books and items to use "old school" to know how things were done before electric power dependency.

  6. I have rain barrels for water and I keep a full pantry. I even have a solar cooker.

  7. We have a generator, a well, and I keep my pantry pretty well stocked, but it would be a difficult thing to go through. I have not read any of this series yet and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance. 😊

  8. No I don't have any plans in place. We did make it through super storm Sandy with no electricity for 3 days. My husband is pretty resourceful.

  9. I'm not prepper. I believe the Lord will take care of His own.


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