Review of The Confession DVD

     The Confession is available today on DVD! My daughter and I have both read the series by Beverly Lewis and had been waiting to watch the sequel to The Shunning.

Based on the Novel by the New York Times Best-Selling Author
The Heartwarming, Romantic and Inspirational Drama
From Director Michael Landon Jr.
Starring Katie Leclerc and Sherry Stringfield
Available on DVD June 11th
From Edify Media:
Katie Leclerc (TV’s “Switched at Birth”) and three-time Emmy Award® nominee Sherry Stringfield (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, TV’s “ER,” 1995-1997) star in the uplifting drama BEVERLY LEWIS’ THE CONFESSION, debuting on DVD June 11th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films/Provident Films.

Directed by Michael Landon Jr. (Beverly Lewis’ The ShunningLove Comes Softly), the inspiring film is a sequel to the Hallmark Channel’s hit movie, Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning, and is based on the second novel of “The Heritage of Lancaster County” trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis. Katie Lapp (Leclerc), a young Amish woman, goes on a journey in search of her identity -- only to find herself embroiled in a mystery that must be solved before she can be reunited with the “Englisher” mother, who gave her up for adoption 20 years earlier.  The film also stars Bill Oberst Jr. (The Secret Life of Bees), Cameron Deane Stewart (Pitch PerfectHigh School Crush) and Julia Whelan (TV’s “Once and Again”). 
Raised by an Amish family, Katie Lapp (Katie Leclerc, TV's "Switched at Birth") always felt the call of another life. Now, her quest to find her birth-mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennett (Sherry Stringfield, TV's "ER"), has drawn her into world of the "Englishers." Along the way, two very different men try to help her overcome a devious scheme to steal her rightful inheritance. Business-minded but kind-hearted Justin Wirth (Michael Rupnow) reaches out to discover Katie's hidden secrets, while her childhood companion Daniel Fisher (Cameron Deane Stewart) sacrifices his own happiness for her future. Katie's heart is divided between two worlds as love reveals the truth in the moving saga based on the hit novel from New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis.

Based on the novel by Beverly Lewis and directed by Michael Landon Jr., the film has a screenplay by Brian Bird and Michael Landon Jr. The film was produced by David R. Kappes and executive produced by Brian Bird, Maura Dunbar and Michael Landon Jr.

Our View:
     My mom and my daughters watched this movie with me. We actually turned it into a mini movie marathon, watching The Shunning first. The only part that was a bit mixed up about this is that the story line involves a twist with mistaken identity, and that was made more confusing as the original actress for the main character in The Shunning was not the same as the actress in The Confession. 

     Just like The Shunning, The Confession ends with questions that won't be answered until the sequel. We enjoyed watching it and even watched it again with the whole family. My husband said this story provided a good example for being careful who you trust. 

     My oldest daughter, who has read all of Beverly Lewis's books, shared that she liked that this movie was a lot like the book. Though we mentioned the actress change causing a little confusion, my daughter liked that this actress did more closely match the book's description. 

     Even if you haven't read the books, I'd recommend that you watch the movie. The story kept our attention and led to discussions including trusting people as my husband pointed out. 

Disclaimer: A copy of this DVD was provided by Edify Media for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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