Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Shunning DVD - Review and Giveaway

I absolutely love Beverly Lewis' novels. I discovered them this past spring and have now read almost all of them. I read The Shunning this summer, and when I got the opportunity to see the DVD based on the book, I was excited to get to see it.


Beverly Lewis' The Shunning - About the Movie
Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead.  Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted. 
The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield.

This Hallmark Channel movie will definitely pull on your heart-strings as you watch Katie and her Amish parents deal with the decisions that they have to make. As with any movie based on a book, there are some differences between the two, but for the most part, the storyline was the same.

Did I mention that I really love author Beverly Lewis? I highly recommend checking out her novels based on Amish life. Here is a little background information on her:
BEVERLY LEWIS - Author of "The Shunning"

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books.  Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide.  A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Lewis to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with "The Shunning," which has sold more than one million copies.  In 2007, Lewis' "The Brethren" was honored with a Christy Award.

Lewis has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC.  Lewis lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. 

For more information about The Shunning, check out the Hallmark Channel website or the Facebook page. You can also see a trailer for the movie here

One of my lucky readers will get the chance to own this DVD for themselves. To enter, simply leave me a comment letting me know that you would like to win.
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