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Jolina Petersheim

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Snapshots from The Midwife Book Trailer Filmed at Muddy Pond Community!

Hello, friends! Today, I visited Muddy Pond Mennonite Community, where we filmed the book trailer for The Midwife. We had such a lovely time, and I … [Read More...]

“May My Toddler Use Your…Yard?” And Other Potty-Training Fiascos

I had read the e-books, the articles, asked for and listened to advice. I had purchased pretzel sticks, trail mix, 100% juice boxes, and organic gummies … [Read More...]


Winner of Eight Book Giveaway!

Hello, everyone! Thanks for participating in last week's eight book giveaway. Because of you, it was a smashing success! I used Random.org to select … [Read More...]

What Others Are Saying

The Outcast was my first introduction to Old Order Mennonite culture. Jolina Petersheim’s riveting portrait of life behind this curious and oft times mysterious world captivated me from the first word and left me breathless for more. Do yourself a favor and place The Outcast at the top of your reading list.
Lisa Patton, Bestselling Author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter
Readers searching for a fresh new voice in literature look no further than Jolina Petersheim. Petersheim has woven a masterpiece with The Outcast, a beautiful story of healing and redemption. From the first word until the last, Outcast captivates and charms, reminding us that forgiveness and love are two of life’s greatest gifts. A brilliant must-read debut novel.
Renea Winchester, author of In the Garden with Billy: Lessons about Life, Love & Tomatoes
I have long been a fan of author Jolina Petersheim. There’s a clarity and sweetness in her writing that transports the reader to a place of wonder. The Outcast is an insightful look at the complexities of living in community while living out one’s faith.
Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? 'cause I need more room for my plasma TV
It’s a rare book that sweeps you up and won’t let go. The Outcast is such a book. Don’t miss this vivid, lyrical journey into a mysterious world that many view from the outside, but few understand as intimately as Jolina Petersheim. Jolina is a talented new author to watch!
Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling and Award-winning author of Blue Moon Bay and Firefly Island
A page-turning saga, The Outcast is a must read for anyone who has ever been judged by the shallow hearts of man.
Julie Cantrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Into the Free
The Outcast is a searing look at a culture that keeps to its own and where secrets and silences may rule the day but truth will demand to be revealed. Surprising and satisfying, Jolina Petersheim’s epic first novel of love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption will resonate with people from every corner of life.
River Jordan, Nationally Bestselling Author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit
Jolina Petersheim’s debut novel, The Outcast, raises the bar for inspirational fiction. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking at once. A story of hypocrisy and redemption in a secretive community that will keep the reader turning the pages.
Michael Morris, award winning author of Man In The Blue Moon
I have to say I’ve never been a fan of the Amish fiction genre. I’m still not. But Jolina Petersheim’s The Outcast was the only Amish fiction book I’ve ever read from cover to cover. There are some really powerful passages in there. I especially related to Judah and his wanderings.
Ira Wagler, New York Times Bestselling Author of Growing Up Amish