Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

Book Description: When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it’s a foreshadowing of things to come. When the young pilot, Moses Hughes, regains consciousness, they realize his instruments were destroyed by the same power outage that killed the electricity at the community store, where Englischers are stranded with dead cell phones and cars that won’t start.

Moses offers a sobering theory, but no one can know how drastically life is about to change. With the only self-sustaining food supply in the region, the Pacifist community is forced to forge an alliance with the handful of stranded Englischers in an effort to protect not only the food but their very lives.

In the weeks that follow, Leora, Moses, and the community will be tested as never before, requiring them to make decisions they never thought possible. Whom will they help and whom will they turn away? When the community receives news of a new threat, everyone must decide how far they’re willing to go to protect their beliefs and way of life. 

My Thoughts:  I'm not a sci-fi or apocalyptic novel type of reader but when I saw this interesting novel about the Old Order Mennonite and Englischers I knew it would be a powerful read.  
Yes, indeed, The Alliance, is one unforgettable read!  
When a small airplane crashes in this Old Order Mennonite community, at first, it seems like just an accident.  Until people begin to realize that the electricity outages all over may all be related.  
Lenora saw the mall plane crash but it never occurred to her that maybe this was no ordinary crash.  As the days go by it becomes quite a parent that this community with its people will have to make decisions they never dreamed of making.
Then there's a huge threat that requires Mennonites and Englischers to come together to survive.
WOW!  What a read!  
I loved the mixture of "old ways" and "new ways" and how the people, despite their cultural and religious differences come together to survive.
Loved this read!

*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*

Meet the Author:
Jolina Petersheim is the bestselling author of The Midwife and The Outcast, which Library Journal called "outstanding . . . fresh and inspirational" in a starred review and named one of the best books of 2013. Her writing has been featured in venues as varied as radio programs, nonfiction books, and numerous online and print publications such as Reader's Digest, Writer's Digest, and Today's Christian Woman. Jolina and her husband share the same unique Amish and Mennonite heritage that originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but now live on a solar-powered farm in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin with their young daughters. Follow Jolina and her blog at jolinapetersheim.com. 

  • Series: The Alliance
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Reprint edition (June 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496402219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496402219

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