“The Allaince” by Jolina Petersheim, book review

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Leora Ebersole is going about her everyday life in her Old Order Mennonite community. It is just like any other day, but it is not. Her whole world is about to be turned upside down.

Moses is the pilot of the small plane that crashes into the field near Leora’s home. As the men of the town rush to rescue him, the news speads quickly, there is a big problem.

As the elders call a town meeting, it becomes apparent that all modern technology has failed. This includes computers, phones, cars, electricity, etc. While the Mennonite community functions mostly off the grid, the rest of the world does not. Moses leads to discussion to inform the Mennonites that the “world” will soon be coming to them for help and many not be friendly.

Moses and Leora work with others to prepare the town for the gangs who are predicted to come soon. During the days following the crash, the Mennonites must decide whether to follow their religious teachings of passivism or to bear arms to protect their families.

This is an interesting book and it presents an interesting look at the possibility of an attack of this type and how people will react. The book ended quite abruptly, so I am ready for #2 of the series.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

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