Hi, I'm so glad you're here!

I am a Southern Belle recently transported to a solar-powered farm in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin with my husband and two young daughters. My goal is to find divine joy in the simple life, reminiscent of the Plain heritage my husband and I share.

I would love for you to come join me.

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About The Author

About The Author

Jolina Petersheim is the award-winning author of The Midwife and The Outcast, which Library Journal gave a starred review and named one of the best books of 2013. The Outcast also became an ECPA, CBA, and Amazon bestseller, and was featured in Huffington Post’s Fall Picks, World Magazine's Notable Books, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and The Tennessean. Jolina blogs bi-monthly at Southern Belle View Daily with nine other authors joined in their love for Jesus, the South, family, and words.

Books and Book Club Questions

From the Blog


Just As You Are

In the car, I read from the Bible, merely because I felt like I needed some biblical refreshment before I duct-taped my husband to the driver’s … [Read More...]


What God Taught Me Through a Chicken Coop

I still do not entirely comprehend how our souls will one day pass from life to death and life again. But I do know that this life I love—with its … [Read More...]


An Attitude of Gratitude

Last night, after a romantic date consisting of pizza, groceries, and a car wash—all of which we had two kids along for the ride—we tucked said kids in bed … [Read More...]

What Others Are Saying

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

The Midwife Book Trailer

The Outcast Book Trailer