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


Though We See Through A Glass, Darkly

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." 1 Corinthians … [Read More...]


Why I Write Amish Fiction

I drank in the images of the Amish community, as if I were a thirsty explorer having stumbled upon an oasis: the greenhouse redolent with blooms; the … [Read More...]


Stepping Into The Wind

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so … [Read More...]

What Others Are Saying

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

The Midwife Book Trailer

The Outcast Book Trailer