Light of Dawn (Remnant Series #3)

Light of Dawn (Remnant Series #3)

by Vannetta Chapman

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Light of Dawn (Remnant Series #3) by Vannetta Chapman

Before Dawn, What Dangers Lurk in the Darkness?

For nine months, since a devastating solar flare caused a complete failure of the electrical grid, Shelby Sparks and her diabetic son, Carter, have been living at the ranch of Shelby's high school sweetheart, Max Berkman.

Mostly insulated from the chaos surrounding them, Shelby and Max discover that the Texas government has fled the capitol and is barely maintaining control of the state. The governor needs volunteers to search for the new federal government, but no one knows exactly where it might be located—if it even still exists—or what perils await those brave enough to take on the mission.

Compelled by Carter's desperate need for insulin and their God-given sense of duty, Shelby and Max answer the governor's call and set out on a treacherous 600-mile journey, where they will experience the terrifying effects of unrestrained anarchy. If they have the faith and fortitude necessary to reach their destination, what will they find when they get there?

In this thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, America is left teetering between total collapse and the dawn of a new and vastly different reality.

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ISBN-13: 9780736966573
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Series: Remnant Series , #3
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 546,745
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full-time. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, pets, and a herd of deer.

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Light of Dawn (Remnant Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
ConR More than 1 year ago
I think I've heard that this is the last of the Remnant Series from Vannetta. I have loved this series so much more than I thought I would. It took me so long to actually buy the first book, but once I did, I've been hooked. This book ties up the ends for the most part, but I think there could be more visits to these characters! (Hey Vannetta, are you listening?) The primary message I got from this particular book is that faith in God and His mercy will carry us through our trials, and though we might not see God at the very moment of the crisis we will be able to look at our path once it's over and see how He has worked. And I loved how the characters in the story never gave up on each other, and always had the greater good for the whole group in mind.
SouthernGalLovestoRead More than 1 year ago
This conclusion to the Remnant series is an awesome one. After reading the first two books -- and yes, you have to read all three books in order -- I wondered how the series could possibly end in any kind of realistic way but somehow move beyond the chaos and loss that the characters had experienced from the beginning of the disaster. Hope was an important thread throughout all three books, and it somehow had to shine through to the end. It did, and brilliantly! I have to say that it was scary to think how the scenarios in this series were sometimes so close to possibly appearing in today's headlines. The reminders of God's presence and the strength that comes from it, though, are more real and timeless even in this work of fiction. I believe Light of Dawn -- as well as Deep Shadows and Raging Storm -- should appeal to a wide audience, and I would highly recommend these five-star reads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story, although I found the main character annoying.
annelr More than 1 year ago
Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman finishes a three book series, The Remnant, regarding a solar flare that knocked out electrical grids all over the United States. Continuing with the main characters from the previous books, readers are taken for a suspenseful ride as Shelby, Max, and Carter have volunteered to help the Texas governor. She needs help from the federal government, but who even knows if it exists? And if it does, where and what good would it do? Could they help? Life is full of loss and grief, so much desolation and emptiness that seems to tear at one's soul. It is a moment by moment existence; so much had been taken for granted before the devastation. Would their faith in God's help and guidance be shaken or affirmed? The author brings the story to an end with edge of the seat suspense and fast-paced action, tornadoes and ambushes and yet occasionally a refuge in the middle of nowhere. I liked seeing how Shelby's son, Carter matured throughout the series. With her well-researched storytelling, she brought her readers a satisfactory amount of romance too. Light of Dawn is a story of faith, family and friends and hope for the future. I won a complimentary copy of the book in a contest and was not required to write a review.
Digging4Pearls More than 1 year ago
I was first introduced to Vannetta Chapman with her Remnant Series, and I have not been disappointed. I've had the pleasure of reading all three books. Vannetta crafts stories that keeps the reader turning pages and longing for more. Believe me, it's been difficult to wait until the next book came out. :) In this last book, Shelby Sparks finally is put face-to-face with all the fears and the baggage she has been carrying since the start of Deep Shadows. She is forced to let go of her son, Carter, and trust that God will take care of him - something each of us face in our parenting journey. Max Berkman has been in love with Shelby since they were both in high school. When he and Shelby are asked to go along on a trip to find the federal government, he doesn't even hesitate. They leave on the 600-mile ominous journey, not knowing if they will ever return to the ranch where Max's parents live. Light of Dawn is a delightful conclusion to the Remnant Series and leaves the readers with a sense of hope for the future. If I had to pick just one book in the series I liked the most, Light of Dawn is by far, my favorite. I highly recommend this dystopian series. It is both thought-provoking and entertaining. You won't be disappointed. This book was provided free. A favorable review was not required in any way. - 2017.
Digging4Pearls More than 1 year ago
I was first introduced to Vannetta Chapman with her Remnant Series, and I have not been disappointed. I've had the pleasure of reading all three books. Vannetta crafts stories that keeps the reader turning pages and longing for more. Believe me, it's been difficult to wait until the next book came out. :) In this last book, Shelby Sparks finally is put face-to-face with all the fears and the baggage she has been carrying since the start of Deep Shadows. She is forced to let go of her son, Carter, and trust that God will take care of him - something each of us face in our parenting journey. Max Berkman has been in love with Shelby since they were both in high school. When he and Shelby are asked to go along on a trip to find the federal government, he doesn't even hesitate. They leave on the 600-mile ominous journey, not knowing if they will ever return to the ranch where Max's parents live. Light of Dawn is a delightful conclusion to the Remnant Series and leaves the readers with a sense of hope for the future. If I had to pick just one book in the series I liked the most, Light of Dawn is by far, my favorite. I highly recommend this dystopian series. It is both thought-provoking and entertaining. You won't be disappointed. This book was provided free. A favorable review was not required in any way. - 2017.
jacksonmomLV More than 1 year ago
My expectations for this final volume of the Remnant series were high - but once again, Vannetta Chapman has exceeded them. The Light of Dawn is satisfying on both emotional and practical levels as a tight band of friends seeks security and direction in a world spinning out of control after a solar flare. "We are going to weather this. Together, we will find a way." So opens the excerpts from Shelby Sparks' journal, and Georgia's wise words to her are a prophecy fulfilled within the pages of this gripping book. Though they face incredible obstacles (I don't want to give away too much here), their love for each other and their faith in an unchanging God give them the strength to persevere. Max and Shelby's life-long relationship is refined in the fires of this world-wide calamity. And her concern for her diabetic son, Carter, also undergoes a dramatic shift as he matures from boy to man. He has his own crisis of faith which he shares with Max, who wisely mentors him: "When you're completely lost, when you have no idea what comes next or why things are happening, faith is what gets you through....you keep doing the things you know in your heart are the right things. That's faith, Carter. It's not the absence of questions. It's continuing day in and day out, in spite of those questions." Like so many passages in this book, that counsel spoke to my heart (even with an intact electrical grid!). This book had my heart racing, my eyes tearing up, my hands reaching to pick it up again for "one more chapter" long after I should have gone to bed. Dystopian fiction is not my usual genre, but this series stretched my understanding of what it physically possible/probable, and how I'd like to prepare in reaction to it. Far beyond accumulating prepping supplies, I want faithful priorities to motivate my choices in every situation. This series made me examine my view of the world and my place in it - and there's no higher use of fiction, in my mind. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher (I bought the previous books in the series), and I was not required to post a review. Five stars, only because I couldn't find six!
Fiction_Faith_and_Fun More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful conclusion to an amazing series! If you haven't started reading The Remnant, you should. And if you've been waiting for the complete series before you begin, you can now read the whole thing. And you should! A natural catastrophe that knocks out the entire power grid would have huge implications on our lives, and it's not an impossibility. Shelby, Max, and their friends have endured much in the nine months since the flare. Their experiences leave you pondering your own reactions to the trials this collapse would bring. But more than just the inconvenience of the loss of all modern technology, the characters must deal with their God. How could a good God allow this devastation? Why didn't He spare them? Is He even still listening to their cries? Light of Dawn brings the series to a close in such a fabulous way. You'll probably still be thinking about the ramifications of an event like that happening in reality, but hopefully you'll face it with the reminder that even if such a thing were to occur, God is still good. Because whatever trials we face in life, we don't face alone if we are following Him! (I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Light of Dawn is an absorbing tale! This series has riveted me from the very beginning, and I quickly became invested in the characters and their journeys. Chapman enthralls readers with a chilling and conceivable story of survival, but even amid danger and despair, faith and hope shine. Light of Dawn is a thrilling conclusion to the Remnant trilogy, and I couldn’t put it down! The Remnant Series is one I highly recommend reading in order. The prequel novella, Overshadowed, sets the stage for the catastrophic events that occur and subsequent novels continue the dramatic devastation that ensues. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
The third book in The Remnant Series wraps up a course of necessary actions for survival in the throes of a solar flare. The entire electrical grid has been destroyed, leaving people helpless and hopeless. Survival of the fittest can only be accomplished by resourceful and well developed plans of action. This last book in the series is as powerful as the previous stories leading up to this compelling and complex way of life in a whole new world. Adapting to life after the flare is portrayed realistically and powerfully. This is an unforgettable and ingenious portrayal of life after the flare that would affect all of humanity in the most paramount manner. I have found myself anticipating how I would react to the situations presented in the event that we are subjected to a horrific event such as this. The northern lights now haunt me! It could happen! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for my reading pleasure, with no expectations for a positive review. All expressed opinions are my own.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Light of Dawn was a great conclusion to this dystopian series! I enjoyed reconnecting with these characters again and seeing how they had continued to adapt to the new reality that they all lived in. This story had many situations in it that required the characters to decide what the right thing to do was. I appreciated that these characters were better prepared to make these decisions as they faced danger during their travels. They had developed a necessary awareness and understanding of how they new world order worked and what their place in it was. I enjoyed seeing their strengths shine through, yet also watching as they made decisions that others might not make because it was the “right” thing to do for someone. Light of Dawn had danger, romance, camraderie, and plenty of tension which left me anxiously turning page after page to see how everything worked out! I have enjoyed all of the books in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
LJShuck More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I finished this book a a week ago and I've been struggling with this review. I want more. No, I'm not saying the Light of Dawn was not good; I am saying the exact opposite, I want to read more! Light of Dawn is the final book in The Remnant series by Vannetta Chapman and it was just awesome! A solar flare 9 months ago, has wiped out everything...electricity, cars, computers, heating & air conditioning....everything, its all gone. In the earlier books, we read about the effect this had on the people of the small hill top community in Texas, where they have sought refuge from the chaos that has erupted. In book 3, Shelby and Max have heard rumors that the federal government has fled the capitol, struggling to maintain control on a nation that has been set back hundreds of years. In addition to those rumors, Shelby and Max have also heard rumors that the federal government has set up and the governor of Texas needs a team to head out to find it. Plus, Carter, Shelby's diabetic son will soon run out of insulin; he will die without it. Hop on for the ride as Shelby, Max, Carter, Patrick, Gabe, Bianca and Lanh travel over 600 miles, avoiding bandits, and navigating a destroyed infrastructure in search for new seat of the federal government. Using an older model Mustang, a Dodge and an Army Hemi the team meets each roadblock with their heads up and unparalleled determination. Fast paced and thought provoking. What would you do if something similar really happened? And who are The Remnant? Find out in the last installment of The Remnant Series by Vannetta Chapman
owliegirl1016 More than 1 year ago
Light of Dawn is the third and final book in the Remnant Trilogy by Vannetta Chapman. (You do need to read the first and second book in this series to fully understand what has taken place.) Nine months ago, a solar flare took out all of technology and ended the world as we know it today. Shelby and her crew have found a way to live out their faith in spite of what has taken place in the world around them. Now their faith is about to be tested again. This time the governor has asked the group to venture out of Texas in search of the National Government. Overcoming obstacles, facing off with those intent on killing for the fun of it, and facing tests of their own faith, each member of Shelby's crew has to contend with all that has happened and find their own place in this new society. More than what is just what is happening in this dysotopian future, this book shows the true meaning of friendship, love, and faith. "When you're completely lost, when you have no idea what comes next or why things are happening, faith is what gets you through. Even if you're not sure what you believe, you keep doing the things you know in your heart are the right things. That is faith, Carter. It's not the absence of questions. It's continuing, day in and day out, in spite of those questions." This quote says it all. Chapman has done a fantastic job of weaving together believable and lovable characters with a sense of hope and faith in a very scary "what if" scenario! I absolutely loved this series and read everyone of the books in one or two sittings! This series often had me on the edge of my seat wondering how the characters will survive and I am sad to see it end. If you haven't checked out Vannetta Chapman, you really must do so! She is a prolific author who revels in researching and producing viable, conflict-driven, and sometimes out-right scary dysotopian fiction as well as believable and enduring Amish fiction!
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
LIGHT OF DAWN byVannetta Chapman the 3rd and Last in her Remnant series. Once again the author has pulled us into a thriller plot, and one can ask what would one do, and how far was the limit. An electrical grid failed 9 months ago, having the capital fleeing. They are asking for volunteers, could one do it. Shelby has a diabetic son, needed insulin, a high school interest, Max, feels this is what needs to be done. The story takes one on a 600 mile trek to the capital, and the troubles seems endless . When the need for the insulin and trying to do the right thing. This captures you from the first, and won't disappoint readers. Given book by Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Light of Dawn is the last story in the Remnant Trilogy. Adventure and turmoil continue as the characters fight for survival. Each page is filled with excitement and suspense. This story made me wonder about this world and what would we do if this situation happened. I cheered for the characters, worried for them and cried for them. A thrilling read. I received a copy of this book from the author and Harvest House Publishers and this is my personal honest opinion.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
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 slowly recovered from his severe injuries, and the group had 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 about 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, Bianca, Lanh, and Carter agree to go with Patrick and Gabe on this perilous quest. It is a six-hundred-mile journey that will be fraught will 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. I give Light of Dawn 5 out of 5 stars. They only thing I wanted to see was Shelby growing/developing over the course of the series (not just at the end of 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 that goal). But it seemed to be her sole focus. I would have started researching homeopathic and Native remedies from the beginning (grab the books before people took them for fuel—smart, but makes me just cringe at the thought). It would have been nice to see the romance between Max and Shelby grow throughout the series. Otherwise, Light of Dawn is well-crafted and leaves the reader thinking how would they handle a situation similar to that in The Remnant series. It makes me want to start stockpiling items (especially toilet paper, chocolate, books and soda—necessities of life). Light of Dawn mentioned some interesting new technologies that I want to investigate further. Vannetta Chapman created a book (actually, a series) that will have people talking!
SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
Vannetta Chapman is such a great author.  I have read the previous two books of the Remnant series and really enjoyed them and this book was just an amazing book, as well.  The book is action-packed and there are no dull moments that as a reader, one might just skim past.  This is a book in which you will want to hang on to every single word and there are some very important things taking place in this book which could truly happen in our lifetime.  The destruction of life as it was known to them, brought about people that would do anything to survive including killing those that got in the way. The book makes you THINK!  Am I prepared?  What would I do in this situation?  This book shows society at it's worst and at it's best.  And makes you wonder if things will ever return to life as you once knew it. I really, really enjoyed this book! I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Light Of Dawn ( The Remnant Book 3 ) By Vannetta Chapman Light of Dawn is book three and the final installment in The Remnant series by Vannetta Chapman. Wow and WOW, what a series Ms chapman has weaved together. She has did a fantastic job on her research for this series. I have loved all three of these books. They do need to be read in order. This series will grab you right at the start and you will be captured and waiting for the next book to come out. This is it and what a story. The story and the characters both were so real I felt like I was right there with them. This is a series where you are on the edge of your seat and holding your breath to see what is going to happen next. Chapman has me thinking that I need to go out and buy more supplies. A solar flare hit nine months ago and nothing is the same. I worried about Carter and him getting his insulin. There is so much killing, looting, and fires everywhere. Shelby and Max discover that the government needs volunteers to go and search for this new federal government. If there is one , the location is a mystery to everyone. The journey will be long and dangerous. Will Shelby , Max, Carter and their friends survive the dangerous trip ? Is there really a new federal government to be found? This is one series you don't want to miss out on . Be sure and start yours today. I was given a compliment copy of this book by NeGalley and Harvest Publishing House , but was not told that I had to give a positive review.