The electromagnet pulses from the supernova that destroyed the world’s electronic and technical infrastructure have stopped in the fourth and final book of the Restoration Series, Dawn’s Light, by Terri Blackstock. As word leaks out, everyone rejoices. Everyone, that is, but Beth Branning.
Thirteen-year-old Beth has witnessed two murders. The murderer yells after her to keep her mouth shut or he’ll kill her and her family. For days Beth hides in terror, but the family is too excited about the possibility of life returning to normal to pursue why Beth is acting so strangely.
Beth’s older sister, Deni, has fallen in love with a young neighbor, Mark Green, who asks Doug and Kay for permission to propose. Steeped in joyful anticipation, they allow Beth to put them off.
On the day when Mark intends to propose, Deni’s former fiancé, Craig Martin, appears, intent on winning her back. He has been sent by Washington to get the electricity in their area back on. Using the promise of getting their neighborhood turned on as one of the first, he persuades the Branning family to let him stay with them.
Meanwhile, the murderer searches for Beth through the use of her necklace that he yanked off during his scuffle with her. And Beth’s time is running out.
The Restoration Series has been one of award-winning Terri Blackstock’s most thought-provoking series, and this is the most thought-provoking of the books. Blackstock takes the reader into the dark and painful times when God seems to say no to our most fervent prayers. Her characters seek, pray, and knock on God’s door for their hearts’ desires. This story takes you on a powerful emotional roller coaster, complete with tears and cheers. Fans of the series cannot bear to miss Blackstock’s Restoration Series finale. New readers should pick up the earlier books first for maximum impact. -- Debbie Wilson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
In the final book of the Restoration Series by bestselling author Terri Blackstock, the end of a global electrical blackout signals the beginning of the Branning family’s ultimate test. Murder and affairs of the heart form the backdrop for a family sifting through the lessons they have learned—and how well they have truly learned them.