by Vannetta Chapman
From the back cover:
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.
About the author:
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com.
What would you do if everything that required electricity ceased to function? Deep Shadows takes an interesting shot at what life might look like if a catastrophic event created such a scenario. Basic needs become urgent, and scared people become desperate. What would you do?
More than anything, Deep Shadows made me think — and continue thinking long after I turned the final page. With very real, everyday characters, I found myself wondering how my own friends and neighbors would respond to such a situation. How would my own life be impacted by a complete loss of electricity?
Vannetta Chapman is a wonderful storyteller, pulling her readers right into the middle of the action. That may mean you see, hear, and smell a world that is so altered from your own, you might find it a bit shocking.
Unfortunately, since this is only the first book in a new series, the story was not resolved by the end of the book. While Deep Shadows ends well, there is definitely more to the story. Meaning I now have to wait for the next book!! (If you don’t like to wait in the middle of a series with a continuing story line, you’ll want to hold on until this series is finished. In the meantime, I’ll try to be patient for the next one…)
Whether you jump in now or wait to read the entire series at once, I challenge you to read this series and put your own thinking to the test!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)