Vannetta Chapman begins a new series (The Remnant) with her newest book, Deep Shadows. With the flash of a solar flare, life for residents of a small Texas town is changed, perhaps forever. Such a believable and possible situation to write about and the author does a wonderful job of making this story credible. She touches on aspects of life that one might not think about being affected with this type of disaster. Nursing homes--the lack of medication, food and staff. Stores--being depleted of supplies with no hope of being replenished. Murders for just about anything. The main characters are strong and easy to relate to. Shelby is a single mom whose main concern is her son and his health. "How do I protect Carter in a world that no longer makes sense?" A new and treacherous world in which she is now an immigrant. Max, a long-time friend, just wants to keep Shelby and Carter safe. Will faith in God and friends be enough to find a way to survive? Will God's children be able to grasp that despite agony and despair, they are under the care of a Heavenly Father? With edge-of-your-seat suspense this is an intense, provocative book, causing readers to wonder about their own reaction and preparedness for a disaster of this magnitude. At the end of the book, Chapman includes several very helpful additions--discussion questions, emergency preparation lists, suggestions on growing a victory garden and instructions on how to do CPR. A book NOT TO BE MISSED!
I received a copy of Deep Shadows from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest opinion.
Deep Shadows is book one in The Remnant series by Vannetta Chapman. Wow, what a story. I have read most all of Chapmans books and Deep Shadows is totally different from her Amish and Mystery books. She captured me right at the start and did not let go till the end, and then I wanted more. The story and the characters both are so real that you feel like you are right beside them. As I was reading I had to tell myself to breathe . A Solar Flare hits as far as Abney , Texas . Planes crash, trains run into each other, and all modern technology is wiped out. Chapman weaves a story that will make you think what would you do if this happen to you and the country? Are you prepared? What would you do if you had to take a certain medicine to live and no way to get it? This story is so powerful I did not want to put it down once I started it. Deep Shadows is one book you do not want to miss out on. Be sure and get your copy today. I cant wait for book two in The Remnant series.
I was given a copy of this book by Harvest House Publishers and the author for my honest review.
I loved it! Okay, so the description said that this book was "dystopian" and to be honest I didn't have a clue what that meant. I had to look it up and now I know. But if you don't know, I will let you look it up for yourself.
This is one book that makes you wonder if you are prepared for what tomorrow may bring into your life. It definitely made me wonder and I thought that I was "prepared". Now, not so sure. This book will make you think and contemplate what the future has in store, how people will react and who is in charge?
I am not giving away any surprises in this book, but this is definitely one of the author's finest works. I highly recommend this book!
I was given a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.
Isnt it great when two great products combine to become one really super, duper thing? What would Reeses be if there wasnt chocolate in my peanut butter, what would Twix be without that soft nugget and caramel? In this same way, Im so excited that Vannetta Chapman has finally penned a novel in the suspense genre! I can finally read a book by Ms. Chapman and be able to find out what makes this author so exciting to everyone else.
Seeing the Northern Lights should always be on a bucket list, but never as far south as Texas. Shelby knows this is a sign of impending danger and the airplane falling out of the sky put an exclamation mark on that thought. As Shelby, her neighbor Max and their friends make their way down the mountain, it becomes apparent that those beautiful colors in the sky are causing havoc everywhere. As the sounds of additional explosions continue, the friends hastily make way for their small town. All power is down, cell phones are silent and most of the cars are dead weights in the middle of the road. Amateur CBers are finding out that this interruption of the power, etc. isnt isolated to their small town, its happening around the globe. The government and the townspeople begin strategizing on short and long term solutions to their current situation. Within days, criminal elements are already looking for a way to exploit The Flare to their own gain. Can they join together as a community and help each other out during this time or does every man begin to fend for himself? If the power does every fail, you wont be able to read this on a Kindle, so go to your local bookstore and BUY THIS BOOK!!!
This is the first in a new trilogy by Vannetta Chapman. I tell you that so that you understand this book doesnt provide you with a final resolution, it only gets you 1/3 of the way there. The good news is that means you still have 2/3 of this series to long for, I know that I will. Have you ever woke from a nap and had such a vivid nightmare during that nap that you feel you are still inside that nightmare? Thats how I was reading this book. No one was home so I had the TV off and only 1 lamp on in the house. Whenever Id stop and take a drink of water, my mind would be telling me to conserve that water since I wasnt sure when the power would be back up and water would be flowing freely again. Yes, I know thats silly, but thats how I felt while I was reading this book. Ms. Chapman has developed characters and a small town that just beg to be helped and I for one am ready to offer my assistance!
Is this a "guy's book"? Yes, Yes a thousand times YES!!! Planes falling from the sky, police chases, political upheaval, gun fights, etc! This book has it all and has such a great story flow that I was able to finish this in one afternoon. I cant believe I have to wait for the next book to come out and then even longer for the ending in book 3. Either way, this is a definite MUST PURCHASE for any guy who loves these end of time stories.
I have been an avid reader for a long time and have always read a book for enjoyment, to escape reality. Every now and then I come across a book that shakes me, makes me think and wonder, and causes me to take a step back and relook at my surroundings. This. Was. That. Book. Do not let the author's name fool you! I have been reading Vannetta's Amish fiction for a long time and I love the way she writes them. This book was totally different, and not just because it wasn't about Amish people. I feel like I have found a deeper part of Vannetta to connect with, a raw emotional part that has been building up over the years just begging to come out in book form. Typically I feel a connection with characters, however in reading this book I felt a connection to the author.
I am typically a quick reader, however with this book I chose to take my time and recommend that you do the same. Deep Shadows will make you take a look around and wonder. You will think to yourself, could this happen to our world today? I know I did. Not only did I think about this book while I was reading, I thought about it during the day, at night when I couldn't sleep. I just kept thinking about what this world full of technology would do if one day it wasn't available. How would people survive? And more importantly, would I lose my faith in God, or lean on Him like the characters in the book.
Although the entire book consisted of a very heavy topic, I appreciated Vannetta's willingness to show the characters faith. I enjoyed the local pastor who wouldn't give up in a world of darkness. I especially enjoyed the church scenes where he lifted up the name of the Lord, refused to let the circumstances alter his view of the Lord, and encourage his congregation to do the same. I think this could be applied to our world today. Although we have not suffered from a solar flare, we do live in trying times and need to lean on the Lord now more than ever.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. While I understand a deep topic such as a solar flare (which I learned are real - thank you Vannetta!) is not for everyone, I encourage you to try this with an open mind. Look at it as a book that shows how a community can try to come together during a crisis, or how a mother will do anything to save her son, or how a friendship is tested. You will not regret it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and publisher in exchange for my honest review which I have given.