Monday, September 19, 2011

The Shunning DVD Review and Giveaway!!

Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman, is about to marry the widower Bishop John.  But she still can't let go of the memories of her first love, Daniel, who taught her to sing and play guitar which is forbidden by the Amish.  But Katie tries to remain loyal to her Amish upbringing until one day she finds out a secret her parents have kept from her about her birth.  Katie becomes confused and refuses to turn her back on her "English" desires.  Katie sets out to discover the truth her parents try to hide and ends up being shunned from her community.

I loved the scenery in this movie.  I lived in Amish country some of the years I was growing up and enjoyed watching this movie about simple ways and loving families.  I thought the characters were very genuine and the dialect was authentic.  The story had such emotion and I truly felt the most heart broken for Katie's mother, Rebecca.  The shunning was demonstrated very well and showed exactly how the Amish handle such a situation, but also how much the parents really cared for their daughter that they would even break protocol.  Of course, this movie needs a sequel!  It's fun to watch a book I enjoyed by Beverly Lewis come alive onscreen.

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