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Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review~The Outcast


The Outcast is the story of Old Order Mennonite Rachel Stoltzfus, who is unmarried and pregnant.  Living with her twin sister and  her family, she is being shunned by her community and some family members.  Unwilling to tell who the father of  her child is, Rachel must leave her home alone.  As she struggles to forgive herself and others, secrets begin to be revealed that will affect an entire community. 

The Outcast is author Jolina Petersheim's first book, and I was impressed!  This was an emotionally moving story that I couldn't put down. There was such depth to the characters, especially twin sisters Rachel and Leah.  What was really interesting was how the book was written.  It was written from the perspective of two people-the main character Rachel, and also Amos King, Leah's father-in-law who had just passed away at the beginning of the story.  I enjoyed the way it was written, but a few times I got confused because I forgot whose perspective I was reading at the time.  There are discussion questions at the back of the book.

The Outcast is available at Amazon and other retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Christian Book Distributors.  You can learn more about the book at the Tyndale Website, including more reviews. Learn more about Jolina Petersheim at her website, http://www.jolinapetersheim.com/

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with theFederal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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