How would you and your family react if the power went out, and simply stayed out? The Branning family is your typical American family, enjoying the good life in the US, until the day that everything modern stops working. Every car, computer, appliance, cell phone, anything computerized. At first everyone assumes it’s just a local problem, one that will be cleared up in a matter of hours or days. Gradually it becomes obvious that the outage is widespread and permanent. That’s when people panic and begin to hoard and steal and fight over necessities.
The thing I found most interesting about this book was the conflicting emotions of the Brannings and their neighbors. Panic and helplessness made them want to band together. But at the same time, there were people resorting to thievery and violence, and they couldn’t necessarily trust the people around them. How do you survive when you’re in a desperate situation, and you don’t know if your neighbor is friend or foe? That’s when you stick together as a family, and put your trust in God to provide. He’s the only true security in this fragile world.
(Note: This is the first of the 4-book “Restoration” series by Terri Blackstock.)