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Publication Date: 2009
Survival has become a lifestyle, and technology is a thing of the past as the Branning family learns that the power outage is worldwide. Everyone is desperate.
When two young thieves break into the Brannings home and clean out the food in their pantry, Jeff Branning tracks them to a filthy apartment and discovers a family of children living alone, stealing to stay alive. Where is their mother? The search for answers uncovers a trail of desperation and murder . . . and for the Brannings, a powerful new purpose that can transform their entire communityand above all, themselves. But how will they do whats right when so much is going wrong?
New York Times bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human heartsand lights the way to restoration for a self-centered world.
"Blackstock is absolutely masterful at bringing spiritual dilemmas to the surface and allowing readers to wrestle with them alongside her characters." RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars (of Dawns Light)
Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Visit her website at www.terriblackstock.com; Facebook: tblackstock; Twitter: @terriblackstock.
In the previous book in the Restoration series, Last Light, a worldwide black-out had hampered all of mankind. All forms of electronic power have been lost. Everyone was forced to live in a world technologically set back hundreds of years. Doug Branning, who was an accountant before the blackout, was then forced into the roles of pastor, well digger, farmer, and community leader. He and his family struggled, like the rest of the world, to survive. His troubles increased when his oldest daughter, Deni, ran away to be with her fiancé and ended up in the clutches of a psychopathic killer. Only through Gods mercy was her life spared.
Now the sequel, Night Light, continues the saga of the worldwide outage. The Brannings are presented with a difficult situation. They are learning to adjust to the outages but are still just barely making it. Things get even worse after their house is broken into and vital supplies are stolen. When the Brannings discover who the thieves are, they are filled with mixed emotions. Two young boys, Aaron and Joey, were just trying to feed themselves and their younger brother and sister. On the one hand, the Brannings are upset because their home was broken into, but on the other hand they are filled with Christian compassion for these children. The children have no one to care for them because their mother vanished shortly after the outages, and they do not know who their fathers are. Despite what others in the community say, the Brannings make the decision to take in these children. Doing this paves the path for a quite interesting storyline.
As a subplot, Deni struggles in her relationship with her fiancé. With Craig so far away, communication so slow, and letters so seemingly cold, their relationship suffers. The outages prove to be a wake-up call to Deni in her relationship with God. Craig is an unbeliever, which puts an even heavier strain on the relationship.
What happened to the childrens mother? How will the Brannings survive with four extra mouths to feed? Will Deni and Craig still marry? This book answers all these questions in a storyline full of suspense and unexpected twists.
I love books that demand my attention, and Terri Blackstocks Night Light did just that. I could not put it down. With a very well conceived plot, this book grabs the attention of the reader and does not let go. The ending is great; it concludes the story but still leaves room for the imagination to wonder what will happen in the next book in the series. I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys Christian suspense. Rachel A. Smyth, Christian Book Previews.com