Welcome! It is the final week of June. I wanted to share some books that will be released on Tuesday, June 27. The titles include Enforcing the Paw by Diane Kelly, A Ghostly Light by Juliet Blackwell, Grace to to the Finish by Julie Hyzy, A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander, A Tell-Tale Torte by Maya Corrigan, Weddings at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard, and If the Haunting Fits, Wear It by Rose Pressey. I will be reviewing all of these titles for you along with some other new releases.
Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman is the conclusion to The Remnant series. Shelby Sparks along with her son, Carter are living at High Fields owned by Max Berkman's parents. Carter has slowly recovered from his severe injuries, and the group won the war against the Cavanaughs. Life in a post flare world is not easy, and they live a day to day existence. Max would like his relationship with Shelby to evolve, but she is not ready to let him in. Shelby is concerned with finding more insulin for Carter since his current supply will only last another three months. One day Patrick Goodnight and Bianca Lopez show up at High Fields. They were not expecting them for another three months. Patrick has received a mission from Governor Reed and he would like their assistance. Governor Reed is sending scouts out to every state to locate the federal government which has not been heard from since the flare. Patrick along with Gabe Thompson are heading to Kansas. Max, Shelby, Biance, Lanh, and Carter agree to with Patrick and Gabe on this perilous quest. It is a six hundred mile journey that will be fraught with hazards that will test each of them. These seven people will need to be strong in character and faith to complete their journey and return home safely.
Light of Dawn is a well-written novel that captured and held my interest from the very beginning. Light of Dawn is the third book in the series (not including the prequel Overshadowed) and they need to be read in order. Overshadowed sets the stage for what occurs in Deep Shadows. The novels in The Remnant series build upon each other. The story contains characters that are very real. We get to see how they adapt to their new lives while keeping their faith. My ranking for Light of Dawn is 5 out of 5 stars. The only thing I wanted to see was Shelby growing/developing over the course of the series (not just at the end of the series). She adapted to the new way of life, but she never forgot Carter's need for insulin. I know how important it was for her to keep her son alive and healthy (and they needed the insulin to achieve this goal). But it seemed to be her sole focus. I would have started researching homeopathic and Native American remedies from the beginning (grab the books before people took them for fuel--smart, but makes me just want to cringe). It would have been nice to see the romance between Max and Shelby grow throughout the series. Otherwise, Light of Dawn is a well-crafted and leaves the reader thinking how they would handle a situation similar to that in The Remnant series. It makes me want to start stockpiling items (especially toilet paper, books, chocolate, and soda--necessities of life). Light of Dawn mentioned some interesting technologies that I want to investigate further. Vannetta Chapman created a book (actually, a series) that will have people talking! The books (in order) in The Remnant series are Overshadowed (which is free on Amazon), Deep Shadows, Raging Storm, and Light of Dawn.
Thank you for visiting today. Please excuse any formatting issues in my blog today (or text size). I am using an old back-up computer which is less than cooperative (my good one is on the fritz). I will be reviewing Murder at the Puppy Fest by Laurien Berenson next time. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader