Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning

When was the last time you picked up a good fiction book, curled up on the couch, and read for hours upon hours?  I’ve done that many times in the past.  But honestly I cannot remember when I last picked up a book to read just for fun.  My reading list now consists of research for my own books, textbook and curriculum reviews, and theological commentaries.  In the evenings, my husband does read some great books out loud to the children.  (Does that count?)  There just isn’t enough time and when I do pick up a good book I don’t want to put it down.  Unfortunately, I am the type of person who will get involved in an interesting story and read until 3 a.m.  And that is not a good habit for a mom who gets to wake up in a couple of hours and teach her children all day.  So, when I got an opportunity to review Beverly Lewis’ newest movie, “The Shunning” I was thrilled.  I’ve read many of her books and have always enjoyed them.  I have not read “The Shunning” but knew I could make time for an hour and half movie. 

 Mrs. Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books.  Many of these books are Amish-related novels.  “The Shunning” based on her first novel, has sold more than one million copies.

 Last week I watched the movie with my daughter and my mother.  To be honest, I enjoyed watching it but felt cheated in the end.  Not to give anything away, but the end of the movie did not meet my expectations.  Maybe it’s just me.  So, be the first person to leave a comment and I’ll have your own copy of “The Shunning” DVD sent to you.  That way you can see for yourself and let us all know what you thought about the movie.


Movie Synopsis:

 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.  

 Check out the trailer here.

Disclaimer:  I received “The Shunning” DVD in exchange for an honest review.   I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.

2 thoughts on “Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning

  1. Karen says:

    Kimberly I have read the book and yes I can tell you that you would have a difficult time putting it down.

    I would love to see the movie.

  2. Sarah Elisabeth says:

    Hey Ms. Kimberly!
    Sorry I’ve not been by your blog EVER, but I must tell you my mommy was SO E-X-C-I-T-E-D to be the first commentor!!!
    We saw the trailer for this movie a while back… looks interesting… I think I’ve read the book but, don’t remember it much.
    Now, I can watch the movie! Thanks to you (and my mom’s faithful blog reading!!!)

    It was good to chat with you on the phone a while back too, Ms. Kimberly and I’ll try to be a better reader! (no promises)

    Love you and yours!

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