So, this month I'll be reviewing three novellas or short stories if you will by Angie Lofthouse. They are prequel or side stories to get you excited to read her new book Defenders of the Convenant which came out in March 2012. You can check out all her great writing and purchase links at
When Earth falls to
alien invaders, young newlywed Vivi Thayer is called to serve as a group leader
in a hidden, underground refuge. There she is charged with raising a generation
chosen to carry on the work of God. Facing the criticism of the other, more
experienced, women in the refuge, Vivi struggles with feelings of guilt and
inadequacy. When a heartbreaking loss brings Vivi to her breaking point, she
must learn to accept the role God has chosen for her or leave the refuge behind
In this book we pick up the story where we left off with Carly from Covenant. We go inside the refuge with Vivi and Hannah to meet all those who will grow up as Hannah's family - the adults and other babies. We join Vivi in her struggle to raise the babies and her insecurities at being chosen to be a caregiver with her husband in the refuge. The faith struggle while no less real doesn't sit as heavy as in Covenant. The destruction is pretty much total on the earth and the window of time to take in babies is coming to a close. This one has a more positive ending.
Stay tuned for the final installment next week.
Any thoughts so far on the books?