Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Divide

GIVEAWAY
PETERSHEIM, JOLINA
THE DIVIDE

In the 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 region's 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 next 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's 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 changer her?

My Review:

An eerily compulsive read especially in these unsettled times. This is the sequel to The Alliance, and I do think it's better if you have read that book first. There's just so much that happens before the opening scene in The Divide, and though the author does a great job of covering the important stuff, you'll feel all the emotional nuances in this one more if you've experienced Moses and Leora's journey from the very beginning. And what a journey it is!

Chaos reigns as people struggle to eke out a livelihood in a post apocalyptic US. It's a grim and bleak world where lawlessness is the norm as divisive groups fight for power. Though rife with danger and hardship, Petersheim still manages to weave a thread of hope amidst despair. as she highlights the best and worst in humanity. A desperate setting for love to blossom, but that makes it all the more precious.

This is the kind of story that really makes you think. Assess your values, your faith and contemplate what you would do if it was all threatened. A triumphant page-turning conclusion that may not give us all the answers but does give us enough hope to believe that good really can come from evil.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Divide, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 19 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

40 comments:

  1. I've not heard of either of these books. Sounds a little like Terri Blackstock or Vannetta Chapman's dystopian series books, which I thoroughly enjoyed!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Ohhhhh, I didn't know Terri Blackstock had a dystopian series. But yes, very similar to Vannetta Chapman's but this one is a two book series. Really well done though. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. You should add them to your reading list! I read them years ago way before dystopian fiction was popular (other than the Left Behind series). Here they are in order:

      Restoration series
      1. Last Light
      2. Night Light
      3. True Light
      4. Dawn's Light

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    3. Thanks, Trixi. My library had them all so I put holds them. First book published in 2005!

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    4. Awesome!! Don't you love libraries?? These could be Retro Read Saturday books ;-)

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  2. This is a book I must read! Thank you for the chance to win a cop Kav!

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Good luck.

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  3. I love Jolina's books and I love this cover. Thank you, Kav!

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    1. She always delivers a deeply thought provoking read. Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. I read Alliance looking forward to reading this one. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes - you can't be left hanging! Good luck, Kim.

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  5. Uh oh, another one on my Kindle that I have GOT to read! Enjoyed Alliance!

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    1. LOL -- see, that's one of the positives about not reading ebooks. I just don't have as many unread books on my physical TBR pile. :-)

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    2. YES, Kav.....you are so right! :-)

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  6. Sounds really good. Thank you
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Looks Good Checking out all her books Thanks
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  8. Interesting. Thank you. teshawATsbcgloblDOTnet

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  9. New author for me but I’ll just have to read the Alliance first. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. Yes, definitely read Alliance before this one. Good luck, Becky.

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  10. Thank you for sharing, I have not read anything by Jolina Petersheim yet and winning a copy of her book would be a great way to start. Thank you for the chance to win a copy, it sounds like a good read.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. She's a great author. Good luck, Wendy.

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  11. Sounds like a good series. I haven't read the first one yet but they are both on my want-to-read list. Count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  12. I read The Alliance and even though it was a slow read and weird, I kept telling myself I didn't want to finish it. Well, I read the whole book -
    still weird and made me think of the future if this ever happens. This is the second book I have read with EMP. Now, I can't wait to read The Divide. It is on my wish list and hope to see it in my hands around Christmas time.
    kmgervais54(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I find these kind of books eerie 'cause there are so many elements of truth in them. And the Old Order Mennonite angle is super interesting. Good luck, Karen.

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  13. I have the first book. I'd love to have this one and get to read it!

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    1. You definitely need to continue the story. Good luck, Elly.

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  14. KAV, this sounds like an exciting series! Thank you for sharing. psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  15. I've heard great things about this book :D

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. They are all true. Good luck, Samantha.

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  16. Sounds like a book not to be missed!

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I purchased the first book in the series, but haven't read it yet. This is one of those series that I so want to read so badly, but then also a little nervous by the premise. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It creeps me out a bit because I can see how society could unravel so quickly. And we are so dependent on electronics for everything. It's a great series though. Good luck, Terrill.

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