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Book Review ~ The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim

About the Book Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the bishop. But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, however, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home.   Genre Christian/Amish Fiction My Rating 5 out of 5 (stars) My Review Where to begin? First of, this is an amazing story. Not in the over-the-top gleeful way, but in the truth-about-life solemn way. The first thing that struck me about this book was that EVERY …