DVD review: The Shunning

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My view:
     Shunning is one of the things that makes the Amish seem not quite so storybook perfect. This movie has a realistic feel as the story is shared of misunderstandings built on top of hidden hurts and lies. I read the book first, and the movie is very similar to the book by Beverly Lewis.

     This movie kept my interest (and my 14 year old daughter's, too) from the beginning. It did leave me wanting to know more of the story when it ended, though.

     I enjoyed the music throughout the movie, too. Music is incorporated into the story line as the main character plays the guitar, though it is forbidden there. The instrumental hymns and more modern songs combine with the circumstances perfectly.

You can view the trailer, follow on Facebook, or see more at the website.

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.
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. 

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