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.
I will admit I was a bit nervous about reading this. This type of book isn’t in my comfort zone. I read Jolina’s other books, so I gave it a try, because I liked her other books. In the end I was so glad I read it.
The Alliance had me thinking “What would I do?” or “What if?” this happened to me. Leora and Moses were great main characters. I loved how easy this book is to read and yet it was deep. It touched on raw human emotions and you watched as Leora just wrestled with what to do and how to live.
This book has twist and turns. Surprises and an ending that may leave you going “What just happened!!?” Yeah I wont talk about that ending. This was definitely an excellent example of what can happen when contemporary Christian fiction is written well.
I really did like this book. So much so I am hoping Petersheim writes another book and continues this story. I am hoping it is the start of an amazing series.
- Series: The Alliance
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Author Signed edition (June 1, 2016)
- Language: English
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.