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


Finding Creativity On Prince Edward Island

Our third day on Prince Edward Island, when I spilled water in our rental car, my husband mopped it up with a napkin and asked, “Your creative juices … [Read More...]


Viewing Beauty Deep

"The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for … [Read More...]


Garden Therapy

The couple who previously owned our farm—she was a weaver, he was a musician and accordion repairman—were very artistic in the layout of their flower beds, … [Read More...]

What Others Are Saying

Englisch and Mennonite worlds collide in this poetically written story, layered with intrigue, mystery, and redemption. Readers are sure to find the gift of hope in the pages of The Midwife.

Elizabeth Byler Younts, author Amish Historical of Promise to Return

The Midwife Book Trailer

The Outcast Book Trailer