Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning – now on DVD (& a giveaway!)

Many years ago, I read my first novel by Beverly Lewis – The Shunning.  I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m not a fan of libraries (I hate having to return the books); but my best friend was the custodian of the church we attended at the time, and I believe she may have  been the one who introduced me to the book.  I loved it.  Now, you’ll find most all of Beverly’s books taking up residence on my personal bookshelf.  Readers of my blog well know that she is the author who serves as my “measuring stick” for Amish books – I almost always post in my reviews how other authors compare to her.  I live among the Amish and know a good bit about them (and what I don’t know I can find out), so I’m pretty particular about facts and details listed in books.  Beverly’s books are almost always very authentic.

Needless to say, I was excited (and a bit apprehensive) when I found out that they had decided to make a movie based on The Shunning.  I have to admit that while I enjoyed the movie version of The Redemption of Sarah Cain, I was also somewhat disappointed by the liberties that were taken to change up the original storyline.

Since The Shunning was the first Beverly Lewis book that I ever read – and it’s been many years – I wasn’t as “in touch” with the original storyline in order to compare it to the movie.  I did really like the movie and was pleased to see Danielle Panabaker in the starring role (she’s a favorite of both of my girls).

Here’s a bit more 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.

You can watch the trailer for the movie here.  You can also find out more on Facebook.
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I have one copy of The Shunning DVD to give away to one lucky reader! To enter, click the “read more” link below . . .

NOTE: I received the DVD mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services that 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.


Jodi said...

I love Beverly Lewis. This series was the first one I think I read by her, and one of my favorites. I really enjoyed The Postcard too. Can't wait to see The Shunning movie!

Danielle said...

I actually read my first Beverly Lewis book a few months ago and it was The Shunning, so I guess that has to be my favorite :)

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KarenW said...

I love Beverly Lewis! I would love to own this movie!

Carolyn J. said...

Wow, what a great contest!!!
I love Beverly Lewis's books too, but I haven't read the last 2 series, I'm slipping...I'll have to put that on my to-do list :)

Athena said...

I've read most of her books. I enjoyed her recent Rose Trilogy and Seasons of Grace.

Naomi said...

I used to live near an Amish Order and love to read about their life. I will have to see if CBD has any of her books on ebook.

Land of the Free, Home of the Save! said...

I have followed the entire process of this film from the updates from Beverly Lewis on her Facebook page about production of "The Shunning" as a TV movie (which I missed as I didn't have cable or know anyone with the Hallmark Channel,) through the long wait for the DVD release. I passed a lot of the time with school work and reading every Beverly Lewis novel that I'm aware of, except for children's books and the new Rose Trilogy. Now I find myself in a position financially where I really can't afford to spend money on things that aren't necessities, so finding your page and this giveaway gives me hope that I might be able to see the movie than I'd though. As far as favorite novels, I'd have to say they would be the Abram's Daughters series, as it was the first I read and what got me interested in reading more from Beverly Lewis and more about the Amish in general. I visited Amish Country - drove, shopped, and dined in Lancaster, Bird-in-Hand, and many other Amish communities - back in June; it was great to see in person some of the places and routes Beverly writes of in her novels. It gave me a glimpse into the lives of real Amish people and now when I read more of her books and re-read the older ones, the places mentioned will be just as clear in my mind as they were when I visited them. I can't wait to see this movie, and getting it for free through your giveaway would be such a blessing!

Land of the Free, Home of the Save! said...

I joined your page through Google Friend Connect. You will probably see it as "couponfreebie" as that is my Google account e-mail address. My name is actually Trisha. :)

Becky said...

I'm new to this author but I've heard RAVE reviews about the books. I'm excited for the chance to win this movie...I love finding new things! :)

Debra said...

I have heard of Beverly Lewis, but I am pretty sure I haven't read anything of hers.

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