It’s been almost three-quarters of a year since the planet has been plunged back into darkness by a natural electromagnetic pulsar. There are none of the conveniences we take for granted, such as electrical lighting or indoor plumbing. Hope is on the horizon, though. The pulsars have finally ended, and the government is working on getting power grids working, and re-opening the bank system.
In “True Light”, it is the coldest part of the year, and people are struggling to find enough food to feed their families. Someone is willing to kill to get what he needs. It’s an incredibly difficult time for law enforcement. Without paychecks, most of the police force walks off the job. Much of the story focuses on Mark, a newly deputized officer trying to solve a case of murder in the woods, and keeping order in the town jail. Deni Branning is working for the local newspaper, which is up and running again. Doug and Kay, Deni’s parents, are becoming spiritual leaders in their neighborhood.
The last book in the Restoration series is “Dawn’s Light”. Deni has to decide whether she wants to pledge her love to Mark, or to Craig, her ex-fiance who unexpectedly shows up in town as a government worker restoring electrical service. Beth Branning, Deni’s younger sister, is an eyewitness to a terrible crime, but can’t tell anyone because she is afraid of retaliation against her family. Just when it seems that life is starting to get better for everyone, a medical emergency hits the Branning family. They go through the agony of every family that has had a child in a life-threatening situation. The ending of the series does not answer every question, but it reminds us that God walks with us through the difficult times of life on this earth.
Note: If you haven’t read the first two “Restoration” novels, you will want to read them first.
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