18 May 2017

A Dramatic & Thought-Provoking Sequel | The Divide by Jolina Petersheim


"[T]his entertaining post-apocalyptic romantic adventure . . . invites readers to contemplate the question of what really matters when nearly all earthly objects are lost." -Publishers Weekly on The Divide

In this gripping conclusion to The Alliance, nearly six months have passed since Leora Ebersole's Old Order Mennonite community fled to the mountains for refuge after an attack destroyed the power grid and altered life as they knew it. Since then, Leora has watched and waited for news of Moses Hughes, the young Englischer pilot who held off invading looters long enough for everyone to escape. Unsure Moses even survived, Leora has begun to warm to the affections of Jabil Snyder, who has courted her patiently. But she struggles to see herself as the bishop's wife, especially when she learns that Moses is alive and has now joined a local militia.

An unexpected encounter in the woods deepens Leora's crisis, as does a terrifying new threat that brings Moses' militia into the community's shaky alliance with the few Englischers left among them. When long-held beliefs are once again put to the test, Leora wrestles with the divide between having faith and taking action. Just how much will her shifting landscape change her?


The Divide both picks up where The Alliance ended and moves the characters ahead several months, and readers of the first book will not be disappointed with the story Jolina Petersheim now tells. Familiar characters face new challenges as they grapple to survive, and through it all, experience interesting development personally, spiritually, and communally. Petersheim writes it so exquisitely that I had a hard time putting down The Divide I was hooked by the plight of the characters and simply had to know what would happen next. So, needless to say, I highly enjoyed The Divide. Dramatic and thought-provoking, it’s a read perfect for fans of dystopian novels (but be sure to read The Alliance first). 


Thanks to Tyndale BlogNetwork, I received a complimentary copy of The Divide and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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