Night light is the 2nd book in the Restoration series by Terri Blackstock. In this series everything electronic has quit working. From airplanes, cars, t.v.'s to water plants, and electricity. The outage is world wide and families are now having to rely on digging wells, planting crops in their yards and work hard every day just to survive. Life is quite different without the modern conveniences we rely on!
The book is centered around the Branning family. Doug and Kay have 3 children. Deni, the oldest had come home to plan her wedding and return to New York with her fiance to live the big city life. When the outings interupted those plans. When she finally hears from her fiance she has to decide if the big city life is still in her plans, whether the outage is over or not.
Jeff is 16 and has had to grow up to protect his family and help take care of them by working hard. While Beth, the youngest at 12 is the youngest in the family.
In this book the Branning family is robbed by some children, which leads them to an apartment complex across town where they discover the children are living alone. They haven't seen their mother in weeks and have been stealing to survive. The Branning family take the 4 children in, try to show them the love of God while they look for their missing mother. They soon discover there is more involved then they realized.
This book has just a little bit of mystery. Terri Blackstock makes you look through the eyes of the children when they were living with a mother who abuses drugs and how they had to survive on their own, even when their mother was around. They have to learn to trust the Branning family, who want nothing in return for their generosity. This book also teaches you what is important in live as Deni, the oldest, has to makes some big life decisions. The Brannings reach out to other neighbors in their time of need.
This book makes you think; "What would I do, if I were in this situation?" We forget where we came from and it's hard enough when you dishwasher goes out or you need the heater fixed. But to have ever day conveniences as well as all electronics, including your car no longer work! How we would have to truly rely on God!