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Dawn's Light (Restoration #4)

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In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they hoard their possessions to survive---or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others?#1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if series in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in hu ...more
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Published April 21st 2008 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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I was riveted, as usual. This story revolves around Beth, the younger girl in the Branning family. She witnesses something horrible, and is in danger of her life. Meanwhile, the pulses are getting weaker and everyone is hoping the electricity will come back on soon. And Mark Green faces a rival in Deni's ex-fiance, Craig. There are some tense and emotional moments in this book. The things I didn't like are that there were two or so questionable uses of the Lord's name and one "what the d____". A ...more
Jul 09, 2008 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great series! I am going to try to read more books by this author in the future. This was a very well-written series that REALLY makes you realize a) how blessed we are with everything we have in this modern age and b) what would we do if it was all suddenly taken away.

Highly recommend this series...
Nov 09, 2008 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Book 4 in the Restoration series.
There is a lot going on in the last book of this series. The pulses have finally come to an end. Craig is back in town working on restoring the electricity and winning Deni back. She is caught in the middle and has to decide who she wants to marry; Craig or Mark. Both men love her, but both will offer her totally different lives. Meanwhile, Beth witnesses a murder and keeps it to herself to protect the safety of her family. This causes a huge mystery throughout t
Jan 26, 2009 Steph rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made the rest of the series worth readng. I have already commented that I thought the others were pretty sterotypical and cheesy as far as character and plot. It was easy to see what was coming. I enjoyed them. But, I won't read them again and wouldn't recommended them, except to anyone that is looking for just some good entertainment.

This book, while it started the same, was quite different. I don't want to say too much and give away anything about what might happen, but it was reall
Jan 26, 2010 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the Restoration series...Last Light, Night Light and True Light are the first three. It is an excellent series and I loved reading them! There is a global catastrophe and all technology has failed; no electricity, water, phones or cars. The Branning family must learn a new way to live in this test of faith. Darkness brings out the worst in some people so there are murders, thefts, & mysteries thoughout. The first book grabbed me from the beginning and I had a hard ...more
Melissa W
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The fourth and last book in the Restoration series and in my opinion the best. Especially the authors afterward that really moved me. Great story full of mystery and suspense.
Can't believe the ending, if it weren't for that this would have gotten five stars. Loved the rest of the series, was so disappointed in the ending.
Aug 10, 2011 Ebookwormy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can understand why this book only has about 1/2 the number of ratings/ reviews as Book 1 in this series. And it's too bad, because this book is a world apart from the previous 3, a world to the better.

Without giving away the plot, the author finally brings her beloved family to the point of true loss, brokenness and pain that the circumstances she creates in Book 1 would have brought to them long ago. The writing is still spotty. But the author vividly portrays the human struggle, and the hope
Apr 02, 2012 Joanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Last book of the Restoration series

While I didn't read the other books in the series, I read another book by Terri Blackstock that I enjoyed.

Blackstock is a Christian writer and this book definitely put prayer and scripture in a prominent position. The Pulses have caused families to live like Colonial days without electricity, gadgets, indoor plumbing, home grown food that needs to get creative and bikes as the most common form of transportation. The Branning's youngest daughter Beth witnesses
Kay Defreese
Up until this book I have rated all the books in the series as five stars. This was my least favorite because of something tragic happened to one of the characters. I won't go into details to spoil it for other readers. I just think the ending could have been happier.
Sep 29, 2012 Alexxus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 04, 2014 Coralie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was entirely too sad to see this series come to an end. I wanted it to last forever and ever more. I would have been just fine to see the pulses as a permanent thing, but alas, that was not the plan. This book is definitely heartbreaking. I hope not to give too much away, but I felt so deeply for Beth as she cowered in fear for the first half of the book. No one should have to live with the thoughts that that poor child did. She's a beautiful character and I have nothing but love and respect f ...more
Sep 09, 2013 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The end of the series. I did like the authors portrayal of events from a Christian point of view. As a Christian I could appreciate the questions the character's had and how they sought answers. I also appreciated the answers I have found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and how they are fuller, and more complete to me.

just one example: They family read in the scriptures of the Elders coming to pray for and anoint the sick, but they didn
SUMMARY: 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.

REVIEW: This final book in the Restoration series is riveting from beginning to end. It also closes out the series on a sad note. The Branning family is o
Divonna Thornburg
This whole series really inspired me. Shows in stark reality what a materialistic culture we live in. I was challenged to think through what is really important and work towards simplifying my life.
Joan Arning
Aug 23, 2014 Joan Arning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book in the Restoration series. Previously a supernova caused failure of all electronics forcing people to learn to live without modern conveniences including most money. Thirteen year old Beth Branning witnesses a murder on the day banks finally open and allow account holders to withdraw 2 percent of their balance. The Brannings thought they had already learned to trust God but their faith waivers when Beth is attacked and her life hangs in the balance. Beth's sister, Deni, ha ...more
Jenn Misera
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Nov 17, 2014 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a great series and this last book kept me turning each page, flinching, feeling annoyed and felt my heart break and tears coming to my eyes.

It is the end of the pulses and life is starting to return to normal, except for the Branning family who is facing a challenge which will make or break their faith. This book dealt with a lot of questions I belief we face daily...will God answer our prayers, what if our prayers is not in God's will. What if His answer is different to what we w
I absolutely love this book and it was a great wrap up to the entire series. Highly recommend it. Have to read. Have to read books in order
Feb 27, 2015 Danielle is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Rereading it. Love the story, but the ending was a little less than happy. Still, it was a good book, and I loved the problems
A great conclusion to the series! I put off reading it for a while, because I was spoiled as to how the series would end. But it didn't end up taking a lot away from the story. This was one of my favorites in the series!

Overall a great series and I'm glad I read it! I would hope that if something like this happened, people everywhere would join together. Throughout the series there really were only a few people willing to go to extremes, and while it seems highly unlikely to me, I certainly woul
Daniel Eaton
Oct 16, 2015 Daniel Eaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the entire Restoration series as a single volume after a friend recommended them to me. I had heard of this author before, but had avoided Christian Fiction by female authors due to the assumption that they were likely romance novels for "chicks". But within 15 minutes of starting this series, I was hooked. The combination of christian values and crime mysteries would have been sufficient to keep my interest and led me to immediately start another of this author's series as soon as I fini ...more
Dec 14, 2015 Joanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book concludes Terri Blackstock's Restoration Series. It is about how the world is influenced by a Pulsar which causes a blackout of the entire earth. In this book, the Pulses come to an end and the power begins to be restored.

Terri Blackstock's big strength is that she develops characters that are the reader can relate to. However, in the midst of reading, I found myself repeatedly thrown by their decisions. I found myself repeatedly saying to myself "no one would do that in real life." P
Allie Schembra
Apr 21, 2016 Allie Schembra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dawn's Light is the final book in the Restoration series and I thought it was the best one.

As the pulses weaken, the residents of Oak Hollow are looking forward to life changing again and finally having lights, air conditioning, cars and the modern comforts they've missed over the past year. However, for Beth Branning, she is just waiting for the next bad thing to happen. When she witnesses a crime, she realizes that the worst thing has happened and tries her best to keep her family safe.

Mark i
Feb 25, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have continued to enjoy the character development in the people of this Alabama town as they face such a monumental challenge. It has given me a lot to think about for sure. We are so dependent on technology. We are spoiled. We often take it for granted. And we want life to go the way we believe it should and we want God to feel the same way--and yet he will do what he needs to get our attention and draw us to him. I find myself wondering if something like this, while extremely trying, wouldn' ...more
Mar 25, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! Some twists and turns I didn't see coming! A great way to end the book and series. I laughed and cried throughout the whole book! This series is a must read! Terri blackstock is an amazing writer and her book are addictive! I can't even choose which series people should choose to start reading because they all have been amazing! Another great book and series!
Boundless Book Reviews
This is a good book; a fast and smooth read. It’s the last of a series; however, it’s the first I’ve read. It reads fine as a standalone; there were a few mentions of prior incidents, but not to the extent to interrupt the story. I still plan to read the rest of this series; but out of want, not necessity.

The story line was not unique; but it was done extremely well, with unique and well developed characters. The suspense was page turning; I literally couldn’t stop reading. There were some parts
Sylvia Mabrey
Oct 26, 2016 Sylvia Mabrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cried reading this book on so many different levels its crazy. But a very good and inspiring book.
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Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived
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Other Books in the Series

Restoration (4 books)
  • Last Light (Restoration, #1)
  • Night Light (Restoration #2)
  • True Light (Restoration, #3)

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