Thursday, September 22, 2011

DVD Review and Giveaway: The Shunning

I was very honored when I was selected to review the DVD of "The Shunning" based on the book of the same name by Beverly Lewis. I have read the book a couple of times and enjoy Beverly Lewis as an author. The DVD was releasesd by Hallmark, after premiering on the Hallmark Channel earlier this year. I missed watching it on Hallmark Channel, so I was excited to be able to recieve the DVD and watch and review it!

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.

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.

Take a sneak peek at the movie:

My Thoughts and Opinions:
GREAT movie!! Michael Landon Jr. did an amazing job producing the book into a movie! The cast was AMAZING. I feel the cast and the producers were both respectful and did an amazing job at depicting the Amish lifestyle. I was very impressed that the movie plot stayed very true to the book. The Shunning is a very clean and refreshing moive that the whole family can be enjoy.

I enjoyed the "Behind the Scenes" look into the Amish Community. I am very much a fan of Amish books, having read many of Beverly Lewis's books. I really hope there is a sequel to this movie, as I really enjoyed The Shunning and I am sure I will enjoy a sequel. I will watch this movie again and again!

You can learn more about the movie and the cast on The Hallmark Channel website and from The Shunning Facebook Page.

One lucky reader of my blog will receive their very own copy of the DVD. Enter below for your chance to Win:

Disclosure: I received the DVD mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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