Saturday, October 1, 2011

{Review} Beverly Lewis' The Shunning DVD (and giveaway)

I remember reading the book The Shunning quite a while ago. Beverly Lewis has an amazing way of giving the "English" reader a glimpse into Amish life. I was quite pleased to find out it had been made in to a movie.

The movie shows the life of Katie Lapp, an Amish young lady who is struggling with what she wants out of her life. She remembers her past beau who has died but encouraged her to learn to play the guitar and sing - both taboo in the Amish life. She is set to marry a bishop in their community - a father of two young sons - but soon learns the secret that her parents have worked hard to keep concealed her entire life - she is adopted. Her biological mother has come looking for her after twenty years as she is dying. She wants to meet the daughter she gave up as an infant. 

Beverly Lewis is a prolific writer of more than 80 books. She began writing as a young girl. Having lived in Pennsylvania Dutch country, she gives her readers an insiders view in to Amish life. 

It has been quite a few years since I've read The Shunning but I found it an excellent book. Michael Landon, Jr. has once again done a great job of taking a loved book and turning it into a loved movie. I sat one afternoon when my family was gone on a day trip and enjoyed the DVD. I cried - oh my did I cry - it was powerfully done. I highly recommend watching it - with a box of tissues.

You can find out more about the movie on the Hallmark Channel website or connect on Facebook

Would you like a copy? Leave me a comment with your favorite book turned movie in the comment section. I will pick a winner on  Friday, October 7th. 

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  1. Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth or Narnia 1.r

  2. Love comes softly...Love that series.

  3. That's hard to say Lisa! Almost any of Jane Austin's books turned into movies are great.

    However, my favorite author is Ted Dekker. Two of his books have turned into movies. Thr3e and House. Thr3e was an excellent book, the movie wasn't that great. I didn't like the book House and therefore haven't seen it in movie form!

  4. My favorite book turned into a movie Is "The Notebook". I worked in the nursing home for 26 years so this brought so many memories for me as well as my husbands mother having alzeimers he even cried.

  5. "The Shunning" is my favorite book turned movie. I have read all of Ms Lewis's books. The simple life of the Amish is very unique and I have enjoyed learning about them through Ms. Lewis.

  6. Jennifer Pederson10/28/2011 2:56 PM

    "The Choice" - Suzanne Woods Fisher

  7. The deadline for this giveaway is long past and the winner already determined. Thanks for those who have been visiting, but I will be turning comments off.