The northern lights in the sky over Texas were unusual,
but so were the planes they had just seen collide and
fall from the sky. Then there was the loud explosion . .
. a train derailment. Shelby Sparks, Max Berkman and a
couple of their friends are out for a trail hike in the
mountains. They have a perfect place to view these
catastrophes. They hurry to Max's truck to return home.
Shelby is worried about her seventeen-year-old son
Carter. He's been a diabetic since the age of four.
When they reach Abney, there are no lights. There were
none along the way either. Shelby is a romance writer,
and she had just finished a novel incorporating a solar
flare into the storyline. She's thinking this is what is
happening to them right now. Soon they learn this is
exactly what has happened and that the problem is not
just over Texas, but over the entire United Stated,
perhaps every global. With no communication, no
electricity, nothing, they go into survival mode and hope
for the best.
It is bad enough that they are without power or any form
of communication to know what is happening beyond their
little town. But when civil anarchy breaks out, they are
facing catastrophic changes in their lives. Has this
solar flare just erased two hundred years of history?
DEEP SHADOWS is an extraordinary novel by Vannetta
Chapman. She is one of my favorite authors, and I think
this is one of her finest works. The storyline is really
out-of-the-box thinking, and the twists in the plot will
have you hanging on every word. I could not put it down.
Shelby and Max are very realistic and well-developed
characters, as well as are the many other supporting
characters. Shelby and Max have a shared past that is
still in need of some repair, even though they are now
good friends. They also share a faith in God that He will
see them through this tragedy. They never lose hope.
Without faith, everything else is meaningless. This is a
story about a mother's love, loss and forgiveness. DEEP
SHADOWS really gives you a lot to think about. You do not
want to miss this one!
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
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.