About How the Light Gets In
Hardcover: 400 Pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 5, 2019)
“Compellingly woven by Jolina Petersheim’s capable pen, How the Light Gets In follows a trail of grief toward healing, leading to an impossible choice–what is best when every path will hurt someone?” –Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
From the highly acclaimed author of The Outcast and The Alliance comes an engrossing novel about marriage and motherhood, loss and moving on.
When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed working for a relief organization overseas, she travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury her husband. She hopes the Mennonite community will be a quiet place to grieve and piece together next steps.
Ruth and her family are welcomed by Elam, her husband’s cousin, who invites them to stay at his cranberry farm through the harvest. Sifting through fields of berries and memories of a marriage that was broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and healing through hard work and budding friendship. She also encounters the possibility of new love with Elam, whose gentle encouragement awakens hopes and dreams she thought she’d lost forever.
But an unexpected twist threatens to unseat the happy ending Ruth is about to write for herself. On the precipice of a fresh start and a new marriage, Ruth must make an impossible decision: which path to choose if her husband isn’t dead after all.
“A mother’s love and a mother’s duty war with a woman’s need to feel loved and whole, in a story that will have you pondering long after you close the final page.Which path would I take?” – Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling Author of Before We Were Yours
“Petersheim’s gentle retelling of the story of Ruth will both stir and settle the hearts of her readers.” – Lauren K. Denton, USA Today bestselling author of The Hideaway and Hurricane Season
About Jolina Petersheim
Jolina Petersheim and her husband share the same unique Amish and Mennonite heritage that originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but they now live in the mountains of Tennessee with their three young daughters. Jolina’s fifth novel, How the Light Gets In, a modern retelling of Ruth set in a cranberry bog in Wisconsin, releases March 2019.
Connect with Jolina
Jolina Petersheim’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Thursday, January 17th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, January 18th: Thoughts on This ‘n That – author Q&A
Monday, January 21st: Blooming with Books
Thursday, January 24th: Broken Teepee
Thursday, January 24th: By the Book
Friday, January 25th: Back Porchevations
Monday, January 28th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Wednesday, January 30th: Write Read Life
Thursday, January 31st: Empowermoms
Friday, February 1st: What is That Book About
Friday, February 1st: View from the Birdhouse
Tuesday, February 5th: The Sketchy Reader
Wednesday, February 6th: All of a Kind Mom
Wednesday, February 6th: Rockin’ Book Reviews
Friday, February 8th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, February 8th: Lori’s Reading Corner – author guest post
Wednesday, February 13th: Running Through the Storms
Thursday, February 21st: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, February 22nd: Book by Book