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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Shunning DVD Review and GIVE AWAY!

My girls have been talking about this movie for a while now.  They saw it when they were at my mother's house and I have been aching to see it.  I guess I got my chance! lol

When we sat down to watch this movie I wasn't sure what to expect.  I was pretty sure to expect some tears but not the frustration I felt.  The tears came because it is a well done story/movie and I cared about the characters.  The frustration came because of the ending.  I won't tell you what happens, you will just have to watch it for yourself.  :-D 

I do recommend this movie, even with my frustration!  It opened up some dialogue with the girls and was eye opening to understand others' beliefs and ways of doing things.  I know this is one that will be pulled out again and again.

If you want to get your hands on a copy of this movie, you are in luck.  I have one to GIVE AWAY!  Yup, that's right.  To enter tell me your favorite author and leave an email addy.  I will draw a winner on Sept. 23rd.

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.

Visit her Web site at for more information

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mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite author? I can't pick just one! I love Kathy Reichs, Harlan Coben, and the author of The Help. Lori

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Me, me, me...Randy Singer these days.

KyAnn said...

My favorite author is Melody Carlson but my second author is seriously Beverly Lewis!! I love her books so much! ;-)


Resa said...

I'm a 19th Century lit hands down, Jane Austen is my fav! Would love to have this flick...need more drama around here!

Karen said...

I forgot my email address. It's kgouvin at hotmail dot com