"A page-turning saga, The Outcast is a must read for anyone who has ever been judged by the shallow hearts of man." ~Julie Cantrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Into the Free
"Surprising and satisfying, Jolina Petersheim's epic first novel of love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption will resonate with people from every corner of life."
~River Jordan, Nationally Bestselling Author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit
"A story of hypocrisy and redemption in a secretive community that will keep the reader turning the pages." ~Michael Morris, award winning author of Man In The Blue Moon
"Petersheim's emotional story leaves readers intrigued by the purity or Rachel's strong will, resilience, and loyalty." ~Publisher's Weekly
"Petersheim sets a retelling of a classic piece of literature against the backdrop of bonnets and buggies...revealing the power of confession and God's willingness to forgive and restore." ~CBA Retailers + Resources
"The author's Plain background shines in this moving novel." ~RT Reviews, 4 Stars
"Petersheim makes an outstanding debut with this fresh and inspirational retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Well-drawn characters and good, old-fashioned storytelling combine in an excellent choice for Nancy Mehl's readers." Starred review (Library Journal)