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Build Your Own Homestead— Celebrating the Launch of Jolina Petersheim’s New Novel, The Divide

Would you be ready?

What would you do if the world as you knew it came to a standstill, and what we currently find valuable in our culture no longer had worth? The smartphone in your hand wouldn’t be able to reach into the void of cyberspace, connecting you to loved ones to find out if they were okay or even alive. Money would merely be the physical elements of paper, plastic, or metal—no longer exchangeable for anything you needed. And the only way to get from one place to another would be on foot or by animal, if any were left . . .

In The Divide, the gripping conclusion to The Alliance by bestselling author Jolina Petersheim, nearly six months have passed since Leora Ebersole’s Old Order Mennonite community fled to the mountains for refuge after an attack destroyed the power grid and altered life as they knew it. But 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 change her?

Though Leora’s Mennonite community is used to living off the land, the world-altering effects of the attack have led to a grim reality for the Englischers as the deterioration of modern society poses a threat to their survival. And so you have to wonder . . . would you be ready?

While there are many scary realities to face in The Divide, this story is a reminder that though we often surround ourselves with busyness, it is through fellowship and God’s Word that we are sustained even through the harshest of times.

Join Leora and the cast of The Divide in the Montana mountains and imagine a simpler time.

Unencumbered by social media and the need to keep in contact 24-7, what might your family routine look like?

With more time to prepare, might you grow your own vegetable garden?

What would your garden look like if a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers was the only centerpiece for your table that money and time would allow?

Create your very own landscape and homesteading board on Pinterest and be entered to win:

  • GRAND PRIZE: Deluxe Organic Fruit Basket (Value $99.99)
  • SECOND PRIZE(S): a gift card to REI (we’ll offer TWO $25 gift cards)
  • a signed copy of the book


Here’s how to enter:

  • Fill out the Gleam form below.
  • Create a Pinterest board titled “The Divide Homestead.”
  • Click the red “Save” button on the pin above, and pin it to your newly made “The Divide Homestead” board.
  • Start pinning! What do you think the landscape and Mt. Hebron’s new community in the mountains would look like? What types of supplies and tactics would you use to live off the land? Be sure to include the hashtag #TheDivideHomestead in your pins.


Good luck, readers!

Build Your Own Homestead—Celebrating the Launch of Jolina Petersheim’s New Novel, The Divide

#Crazy4Fiction May New Releases + #BookGiveaway

Afternoon, readers!

As we do each month, we are pleased to present you the Crazy4Fiction titles hitting shelves this month (plus an opportunity to WIN these must-reads!).

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

What happened to Brigitte Berthold?

That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.

Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons—and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough—the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.

Available in stores and online.

The Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot
A Novel of Dunkirk

2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category)

England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action.

Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call—piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth.

The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.

Available in stores and online.


Do any of these novels seem like a must-read to you? Enter through the Gleam app below for a chance to win a softcover copy of Catching the Wind or The Maggie Bright!
5 winners will be chosen at the beginning of June.

Like us on Facebook for more chances to win books and fun reader must-haves.

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#Crazy4Fiction May #BookGiveaway

Share the Love, Share Your Recipes Giveaway

Afternoon, readers!

In February, author Cathy Liggett released a sweet, small-town novel entitled The Sisters of Sugarcreek. Within the story, three women band together to create a secret society that spreads kindness and cheer to their community.

In this increasingly me-focused world, how often do we take a moment to think of where others—family, friends, or total strangers—might be in their hearts and lives? Maybe they have silent struggles from personal hardships they’re facing, or they might feel a little hopeless and troubled by current events unfolding around us.

sos kindness

If you haven’t yet, take some time to spread kindness in your neighborhood with these FREE printable kindness cards!


As we continue passing on the good cheer through fellowship with one another, we wanted to tap into another important piece of the story: food and recipes.

When I think of camaraderie and laughter, food immediately comes to mind. There is something incredibly special about cooking all day and being able to share a warm meal with those you love.

In honor of spreading the joy, we’d like to offer you some recipes the fictional friends from Sugarcreek love sharing.

Plus, print your free recipe cards here.

In addition, enter to win . . .

SoS Recipe Giveaway

Please enter through the Gleam widget below. If issues arise, use the comment feature at the top of this blog to let us know.


Good luck!
Share the Love, Share Your Recipes Giveaway

#Crazy4Fiction March New Releases + #BookGiveaway

Afternoon, readers!

As we do at the beginning of each month, we are pleased to present you the Crazy4Fiction titles hitting shelves (plus an opportunity to WIN these must-reads!).

Without Warning by Joel C. Rosenberg



The State of the Union address is minutes away. The president of the United States is set to tell a joint session of Congress and the American people that the U.S. is finally winning the war against the Islamic State. But after tracking ISIS from Istanbul to Baghdad to Amman, New York Times national security correspondent J. B. Collins fears the worst is yet to come. ISIS jihadists have infiltrated the U.S. They are planning to launch catastrophic attacks inside American cities that could make the horrors of 9/11 pale by comparison. But Collins has uncovered only part of the story. The full truth may be worse than the American people’s darkest fears. And the consequences may be harder than Collins is prepared to imagine.

Available in stores and online 03/14/17.


With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall

With Love

Everyone knows that war romances never last . . .

Nurse Helen Eberhart approaches everything in life with pure determination. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Helen decides to enlist as an Army nurse. There, her grit is put to the test when she’s assigned to care for the broken bodies of some of the most severely wounded soldiers, many no older than her own beloved brothers.
Frank Daley wasn’t trying to be a hero. He’d only enlisted to finish medical school, confident that the war would be over before his deferment ran out. Instead Lt. Frank R. Daley, MD, is sent straight from his graduation to boot camp, the last stop before a battlefield hospital in Europe. And none of his training prepares him for the chance encounter with a spirited nurse who steals his heart.
After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen and Frank are sent to the front lines of Europe with only letters to connect them for months at a time. Surrounded by danger and desperately wounded patients, they soon find that only the war seems real—and their marriage more and more like a distant dream.

Based on the incredible true love story, With Love, Wherever You Are takes readers from the home front to the European theater on a sweeping journey of the battle for love to survive against all odds.

Available in stores and online.


Do any of these novels seem like a must-read to you? Enter through the Gleam app below for a chance to win a softcover copy of With Love, Wherever You Are or a hardcover copy of Without Warning!
5 winners will be chosen at the end of March.

Like us on Facebook for more chances to win books and fun reader must-haves.

Good luck!

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