“The Divide” by Jolina Pertersheim, book review, #2, following “The Alliance”
This novel picks up the story 6 months after the Mennonite community has fled to the mountain following the failure of the power grid, and modern life as we know it. While the Mennonites are much better equipped to live in a world void of modern conveniences, most other people are not- and this causes many problems as food and medicines run out. Leorna and her family have moved up the mountain and set up a community that is relatively self sufficient. However, they must hide and discourage visitors- friendly and unfriendly- as the food supply is very limited, especially now that winter has settle in.
Moses has healed from the bullet he took while Leorna and her community was escaping. Now he is with a militia that has formed at the air port. He is still concerned about Leorna, and actually is in love with her, but does not see himself as best for her, as he is not a Mennonite.
This book is the second in the series and does not give much background to what has happened in the first book. Even though I read book #1, I had a hard time remembering all the characters and events. I suggest reading the books back to back.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Tyndale house. All opinions expressed are my own.