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Sunday, September 18, 2011

DVD review and giveaway


I'm back from a wonderful vacation, but before I tell you about it, I have some business to take care of.
I was given the opportunity to review a DVD and then to give another copy away.
The movie is named The Shunning and it's from a book written by Beverly Lewis. Lewis has written over 80 books and has received a Christie award. She was very interested in her mothers Plain heritage, which led to a series on the Amish. The Shunning was the first of these books.
I read this book some time ago, and was anxious to see the movie as I thought the book was great.
The movie revolves around Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who is about to be married. However, she has some concerns about the marriage and her ability to follow the Amish lifestyle. As she is dealing with these questions, she discovers a secret her parents have kept from her - she's adopted and her birth mother is in town, looking for her. After finding this out, Katie does some things that cause her to be shunned.
We enjoyed the movie. It was well done and was family friendly which isn't common! The acting is good and the scenery is beautiful. I find the Amish lifestyle interesting and this movie shows it well. The only thing I didn't like about it was the ending, which kind of left me hanging and waiting for the next movie!
This movie is produced by Michael Landon Jr, and stars Danielle Panabaker and Sherry Stringfield.
To see a trailer or hear from the stars, visit this site.

If you would like to win a copy of this DVD, leave me a comment. I'll post a winner on Friday.
For another chance at winning, visit my friend Kim, at Raise Them Up. She'll have a review up as well and will also do a giveaway.

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27 comments:

Saija said...

welcome back!!! i'm glad you guys had a bit of R&R ... good for ya!

blessings on your upcoming week! (hugs) saija

p.s. while in the city, i bought the "billy" movie about billy graham's earlier years as sort of narrated by charles templeton ... it was well done, a bit campy, but definitely showed his love for the Lord ...

Nancy said...

Yes, glad to have you back. I read the book a few years ago and it was great. Looking forward to seeing you back at work.

ancient one said...

I have never read the book but the movie sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing your vacation photos..

LuAnn said...

I love Beverly Lewis - got done reading Heritage of Lancaster County and the Shunning was in this book of three novels together. I am obsessed with these books. I am on the waiting ist at the library for her new one.

Waiting to see pics from vacation too.

Erika Jean said...

This is right up my alley! I love the Amish!

Lynn said...

I'm on vacation with my girlfriends, and we were talking about watching this. I would love to win!

Brenda said...

Put my name in the hat! My daughter is really interested learning about the Amish life right now. So we're studying it some in her schoolwork. I've enjoyed reading almost all of Beverly Lewis' books and forgot that she lives in Colo. Springs too!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

I read the book and would enjoy seeing the movie!

Karin said...

Thanks for sharing a giveaway! Would love to win!

Glad you've enjoyed your vacation!

Sylvia said...

Looking forward to hearing about your holiday, with some pictures of course. The Amish story has always fascinated me - must try and get the book.

Connie said...

I've read some of Beverly Lewis books and enjoyed them. Please put me in the running for The Shunning.
I'm sure it was good to get away for a few days; glad you enjoyed it.

Susan said...

Since I won the last DVD give away you had I guess it would be too much to win this one too!!! Really did enjoy Grace Card.

Phyllis said...

Sounds like a good movie I could watch with my whole family!

Jenni said...

I've read all of her books and love them!

Pat said...

Welcome home, can't wait to hear about your vacation in our beautiful Michigan!
This sounds like a movie I'd love to see, I've never ready the book, but if available I may just download (upload?) it to my kindle!

Christina said...

I actually saw a preview of this while watching another Christian movie. I love anything Amish especially book. I love Beverly Lewis. I know I would like the movie.

kari said...

Nice to have you Back Mari, I hope you had a lovely time.

I love Beverly Lewis, i really do enjoy reading her books and I love how she describes Amish country!

Musicaljean said...

While I have grown up Mennonite and right among the Amish, I have never read one of Beverly Lewis's books. Your little review has piqued my interest! Put my name in the hat!

Terri said...

Love the book - pretty sure I would love the movie!

Brooke said...

would love to see it! (and would probably donate it to the church library when i'm done)

RmominCO said...

Pick Me! Pick me! I Would love to win.... precious Mari!
Have a blessed day!
Renee
(mom to HASK);-)

RR Mama said...

Can't wait to hear about your vacation. And thanks for the comment on my little nerd. He's had a great day!

Renee said...

Welcome back! Great review and thanks for hosting this give away. Please count me in!

Adminswife said...

I love Amish stories - would love to see this DVD. Thanks for the chance to win by entering.

Patti said...

Welcome back! The book was great, and I am sure the movie will be too! I have been noticing more good stuff by Michael Landon, Jr., being made on the Hallmark channel. Good to see him doing that!

chezzy louise said...

looks like a great movie! i saw some of the pictures from your vacation, they look really cool.

Kim said...

I have vague memories of reading the book too. Would love to win the movie!