Sunday, July 16, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Beverly Lewis, The Shunning, Book 1 of the Heritage of Lancaster County Series (Bethany House Publishers, 1997).
Also available in Kindle, Nook, and Audible and as an audio-book
Reviewed by Dorinda Kauzlarich-Rupe
Another easy, fun read, with some frustration thrown in. Katie Lapp, the main character, was raised in a strict Amish family and, of course, was expected to adhere completely to the strict dogma and ordnung of that faith. But she has a huge streak of rebellion in her, which is just stimulated/fortified by a family secret that she discovers in her parent’s home. Thus she has a mystery to unravel which only makes her more and more resistant to the ordnung . As I read the book, I planned an ending, but it ended much more realistic than I envisioned. Beverly Lewis’s family has a Plain background and thus she brings an authenticity to her writing about the Amish. Her books are among C.S. Lewis Noteworthy List of Books as well as on the NY Times Best Seller lists. This book was made into a movie.
NOTE: This book was made into a Hallmark movie, starring Sherry Springfield and Danielle Panabaker. See http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/beverly-lewis-the-shunning for more information and a preview.