The Outcast-Review and Giveaway

theoutcastThe Outcast by Jolina Petersheim is a riveting story of heartbreak,secrets,and redemption. The pages flew by and before I knew it I was closing the book fully satisfied with how things turned out. Rachel Stoltzfus an Old Order Mennonite, is pregnant and not married. She refuses to name the baby’s father, which leads to her being basically shunned by the very one’s she is trying to protect. This book flows effortlessly with each character adding something special to the story. I especially loved Ida Mae, who has a past so full of heartbreak that some in her situation would never be able to overcome. The Outcast is not a book full of fluff….nothing is sugarcoated. It is a beautifully written book by an author who I think deserves a round of applause forΒ giving readers a story that is not your typical β€œplain” book.




I am so excited to announce that Jolina will be giving away a copy of The Outcast to one lucky reader!

To enter leave a comment below. If you would like an Extra chance share this link on Facebook or Twitter. Remember to leave another comment if you did:) Contest starts today July 15th and ends on Monday July 22nd. Winner will be announced on Tuesday.




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131 thoughts on “The Outcast-Review and Giveaway

  1. This sounds like a very interesting book. And, this is a new author to me. Would love to read her work. Thank you

  2. My husband grew up next to a Mennonite family…
    I like that this book doesn’t sugar coat everything
    and sounds more like reality…
    Many thanks, Cindi

    1. Thank you for sharing, Cindi! My father was sprinkled into the Mennonite church, and I was born in Lancaster. It’s so nice to meet someone else with that same background. Blessings to you!

  3. I would love to read this book. Sounds like a great summer read. Jolina is a new author to me. Love reading Amish stories.

  4. Oh, how wonderful ! Thanks so much for this contest. I already passed it onto Facebook and Twitter. I surely would love to win especially since this is the very first time I ever heard of Peter as an author. I am so excited to meet another Amish author that I could hop for joy but I think I’m too old for that…maybe not! I will hope and pray! Thanks again. Mary Lou K flowersmarylou85@gmail.com

  5. Dear Jolina, please accept my heartfelt apologies for writing Peter above where I should have written your name, Jolina. I am so sorry. I am getting older, as you can tell and can’t always remember what is above. Hope I can still win and get to know you. Don’t forget I went on Twitter and Facebook. I will also look for your other books in Pittsburgh, PA. Sincerely, Sister Mary Lou K flowersmarylou85@gmail.com

  6. Another Author who can Write a Book Worth Reading… I would love to Read your Book – I would love to win this Book.. I love reading books about the Amish and their Lives. It has given me much insight into the Amish way of Living their Faith…

  7. Thanks for this give-away. I don’t have a book by Jolina. Would love to win this one. Yes, it sounds different. Wish I had it now. Please enter me. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. I started reading the Amish stories over 5 yrs ago and with God’s will I will continue for the next 5 plus yrs. I have high respect for their culture.

  9. This sounds like such a good read! Going on my list! Thanks for a great review and thanks Jolina for the giveaway!

    Judy B

  10. When I first red the storyline, it seemed so much like The Scarlet Letter. then I read the reviews and it said that it was like The Scarlet Letter! That classic is one that I think everyone should read. I would love to read about Rachel Stoltzfus and her decision to kept the name of the father secret and her pain from the shunning. I have done some family research and found that some of my ancestors were shunned from the Mennonites because of dancing.

    I tweeted: http://t.co/vWwz7He6iy
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  11. I am hooked on Amish books and look forward to reading this one. Winning would bring a ray of sunshine and some good reading!

  12. So enjoy another author with the Amish being the subject matter Jolina…..it’s just a treat reading stories with family values and substance, especially in this day in age! Thanking you for making interity a focus and I will definitely share on Facebook and hopefully will be a winner of your book “THE OUTCAST” to add to my special collection of favorite authors and it is so generous of you…thank you again and the very best in your career <3 Andrea E.

  13. Greeting, To: Jolina Petersheim!! Hi Jolina, I would like to say! out of all the Author’s of Amish Books, I do not have you yet!! An Yes I will be Interring you into my collation of Amish Books real soon. The book , The Out of Cast, Sounds like something I would read . Well I cant wait to get started!! I’m a Big Fan of The Amish!! Barbara861@verizon.net Barb Prisinzano

  14. I would love to win this book. It sounds like it would be a good book to read. Thank you for your contest.

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