Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Shunning DVD Review & GIVEAWAY

Beverly Lewis' The Shunning is a drama centered in the Amish community.  It was the perfect family movie at my house last Saturday night.  My husband, my 11 year old son, and I gathered in our living room and thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

This Hallmark Channel Original Movie was heartwarming, thought provoking, and beautifully acted.  Even my 11 year old son liked it and wants to watch it again.  You may have caught the movie when it aired on TV in April 2011.  You surely fell in love with it then.  If you did miss it, then you are surely happy you can get it on DVD now.  The following is from the Hallmark Channel website.

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 visit the Hallmark Channel website and learn more about The Shunning by clicking HERE.  You'll have access to videos, photos, cast information, and more!
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My family loved The Shunning so much!  It was a perfect family friendly drama all wrapped in the Amish culture, which we find so interesting.  It's an intimate journey of a young woman who sets out to discover her true self, even if it means leaving everything she has ever known and loved behind.  We talked about the movie and the Amish lifestyle for quite some time after it ended.  Although we plan to watch it again, I think my family has agreed to make it part of our church book and DVD lending system.  It's just too good to keep to ourselves!  I may even put it on the suggestion list for our homeschool middle school group movie night.  You can purchase your copy today at Amazon for only $16.99  I don't know how long that awesome price will last so you may want to hop on over right now. 

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This giveaway has ended.
Congratulations to Sarah at Growing for Christ!!!

One winner will receive one copy of The Shunning.  Be sure to leave ONE comment for EACH entry and include a way for me to contact you.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Monday, September 26, 2011.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Remember, you can get ONE entry for EACH of the following....

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