Nearly two years later, John is finally on his way home to an unknown reception-he let a lot of people down when he left, and now it's time he made it up to them.
Meanwhile, Allexa Smeth, Emergency Manager and reluctant deputy mayor of Moose Creek, has her own problems when a band of rogue militants comes to town and tries to seize control. With Colonel James Andrews missing, Allexa must enlist the help of the nearby military base to save her town from an even bigger threat.
Deborah D. Moore is single and lives a quiet life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her cat. She was born and raised in Detroit, and has been writing poems and short stories since she was a young teen. She moved to a small town to raise her two young sons, and then moved to an even smaller town to pursue her dreams of being self-sufficient and to explore her lifelong love of writing. Her first published novel, The Journal: Cracked Earth, made the bestseller list in just six weeks, and was followed by Ash Fall, Crimson Skies, Raging Tides, and Fault Line. Deborah has promised that although this is the conclusion of The Journal, she has more books coming.
The nearby county seat is overwhelmed and leaves Allexa to handle the problems that arise on her own. With the crisis worsening, power plants begin to divert electricity to the major cities, leaving the town a casualty of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few. With this happening at the beginning of winter, the timing couldn’t be worse. The lack of heat pushes the residents to the limits of endurance; some leave for the city to be taken care of, others stay only to die of exposure, starvation or illness. Still others that have stayed survive by working together, only to be attacked by outsiders wanting what little the town has left. As the winter progresses, more and more issues come up for Allexa to deal with, some of a very personal nature. Her son turns to her for help in caring for his autistic child when his wife goes missing. She then learns to prioritize and she learns she can’t save everyone.
Deborah D. Moore has been a Prepper for most of her life, long before the term was popular. She believes in being prepared to winter in during the long cold months that she has to endure on the the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. An entire room of her small home is devoted to food and supply storage. Since her house is small it’s easy to heat with the wood cook stove that at the same time gives her a means of cooking and baking her food supplies.
Featuring over 100 receipes, author Deborah D. Moore will take you on a fun, step by step journey to recreate the same meals she makes every day on her wood stove using only what she has stored in her pantry.