Monday, February 20, 2017

The Remnant Series #2

Pray for the remnant that survives.
~2 Kings 19:4

Raging StormIn the Darkness,
Anarchy Awakens

When a massive solar flare wiped out all modern technology across the globe, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have found refuge, but Shelby knows she can't simply remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk her life traveling 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 manage to get to the capital—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 terrifying territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.

Published February 1st 2017
 by Harvest House Publishers  

Available for Purchase:

Harvest House Publishers is having a giveaway on Goodreads.
This giveaway is for 1 of 10 paperback books, Raging Storm, which is open from
Feb.1 - Feb. 28, 2017.
To enter click here:
Goodreads Giveaway

Meet the Author:

Vannetta ChapmanVannetta 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. 

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Vannetta Chapman is offering a short story, Overshadowed,  that introduces the series.
It's available for download at Amazon. 

OvershadowedWhen the Lights Go Out...
Who Will Be Ready?

All Gabe Thompson wanted was a rewarding and challenging career in the U.S. military. He's about to get his wish.

The government knows that a massive solar flare could plunge the entire world into darkness for decades to come, but few believe it will ever happen. The governor of Texas is hoping it won't, but planning that it could. She implements her brainchild, the top secret Operation Nightshade, and Gabe suddenly finds himself chosen to train for the end of modern society.

When the government learns their darkest fear is about to become a reality, Gabe can't warn anyone of the impending disaster—but he can stock his shelves and do everything in his power to ensure his neighbor, Lenora Diaz, will survive as long as possible.

Gabe must race against a cataclysmic solar clock if he hopes to be in position when the blackout descends.

My Thoughts:

This is the second installment in The Remnant Series from Vannetta Chapman and I would recommend reading the first book, Deep Shadows, also.  
The cover gives the reader a glimpse of the chilling story it contains.
This gripping dystopian series is set in Texas just after a massive solar flare has hit.  The solar flare has knocked out the communication grid which includes electricity and communication.  This story centers around Shelby Sparks, her son Carter and Max Berkman.  
When the flare first hit, June 10th, Shelby was determined to stay in their town of Abney and see this crisis through, but as things began to deteriorate rapidly Max convinced her they needed to go to his parents ranch.  Shelby's greatest concern hadn't changed even after arriving at the ranch, she still needed to locate Carter's much needed insulin.  She made the decision to travel to Austin, the capitol, in search of the much needed medication. This is a fast paced story about Shelby's journey to the capitol in search of the much needed medication for her son.
This is a story that stayed with me even after closing the last page. 
I am not a person who really likes dystopian books, but I must admit I am hooked on this series. For me the characters are so easy to relate to.  Shelby is a mother of a teenage son with a chronic illness and I also have a teenage son with a chronic illness so I could feel her character's emotions and thoughts.  I can imagine I would do whatever it took to obtain medications for my child.  She encounters a rapidly deteriorating society outside of their refuge and learns that the life she once knew was gone.  I loved how Shelby kept her faith in God during all the trials she encounters.
This is a wonderful book with a plot that will quickly pull the reader in.  I will warn you that you need to be prepared to read this book in one setting because when you open it up you won't want to put it down.  This book brings elements of mystery, suspense, love, forgiveness, and faith. I would recommend it to anyone. 


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