Friday, July 22, 2016

Deep Shadows

Deep Shadows 
Published July 1st 2016
 by Harvest House Publishers  


Synopsis:

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.rXPqGQII.dpuf
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.rXPqGQII.dpuf
 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.


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Meet the Author:
  

Vannetta Chapman
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.


Contact Online:
Blog 


A few weeks ago Vannetta answered questions from some readers on her blog about her new release, Deep Shadows, and also some general questions.  She posted a video answering some of these questions.  Its a great video so take a look:



Also Vanetta posted a video reading the Prelude to Deep Shadows, please take a listen:

 


My Thoughts:


Let me start by saying this was a very intriguing book.  I saw it available on Netgalley and loved the cover, which is what initially drew me in.  When I read the book blurb it drew me in further so I knew I had to read this book.  
When I opened it I was immediately drawn into the story.  The plot is something that I have long worried might happen, the collapse of not only technology, but our very way of life.  I know most people believe that it's an impossibility with all the backups, but let me ask you this what if it did happen?  What if you were suddenly without the basic necessities for living?  Scary when you really think of it.  
This story takes place in modern day and brings us the engaging story of Shelby Sparks and Max Berkman, who are both neighbors and close friends for years.  Shelby's character touched me more than I can describe.  She is the mother of a teenage son who has a life long health issue, diabetes.  She has learned and taught her son how to live with the disease, but that doesn't mean the worry goes away.  When a solar flare hits her first thought is of him and how to ensure he gets his medication and a somewhat healthy diet to maintain his blood sugar.  Max made a decision years ago that impacted his relationship with Shelby, but it didn't change his feelings so when the flare hits she and her son is his first concern.  Both are faced to make decisions and sacrifices in order to survive, but neither loose their faith.  
We are introduced to strong, engaging characters that after finishing the book I found myself still thinking about.  The plot flows effortlessly and swallowed me heart and soul.  I kept putting myself in the story line and thinking what if.  I could go on and on about how much I loved this book, but I would only be repeating myself.  The book has elements of mystery, spine tingling suspense, faith and a mild romance.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  

The next book in this series will be Raging Storm and the expected publication is Feb., 2017.  Here is the book blurb:

In the Darkness,
Anarchy Awakens

When a solar flare wiped out all modern technology, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have finally found refuge, but Shelby knows she can't remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk a trek to Austin to make sure he gets it. Shelby's best friend and high-school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won't even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they take to the streets—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy. Shelby and Max's search for medical supplies will lead them into dangerous territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

* * *

In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.
 

In the Darkness,
Anarchy Awakens
When a solar flare wiped out all modern technology, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have finally found refuge, but Shelby knows she can’t remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk a trek to Austin to make sure he gets it.
Shelby’s best friend and high-school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won’t even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they take to the streets—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.

Shelby and Max’s search for medical supplies will lead them into dangerous territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

* * *
In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.
- See more at: https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/raging-storm-9780736966559#sthash.wAlRrSx6.dpuf


In the Darkness,
Anarchy Awakens
When a solar flare wiped out all modern technology, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have finally found refuge, but Shelby knows she can’t remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk a trek to Austin to make sure he gets it.
Shelby’s best friend and high-school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won’t even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they take to the streets—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.

Shelby and Max’s search for medical supplies will lead them into dangerous territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

* * *
In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America.
- See more at: https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/raging-storm-9780736966559#sthash.wAlRrSx6.dpuf


 
 
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.rXPqGQII.dpuf

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