Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Shunning~Movie Review


Here’s my third and final giveaway for this unscheduled week of giveaways!  The newly released Hallmark movie called The Shunning, based on book written by the beloved Beverly Lewis.  I don’t know if I’ve ever said how much I enjoy Hallmark movies before, and this one did not disappoint!

Beverly Lewis' The Shunning - 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.  (From the Publisher)

Strawberry and I watched this movie together and we have both read the book too.  We both felt the movie stayed on target with the book, maybe a few minor discrepancy’s but the over plot and feelings were right on target.  I think my eyes were leaking for at least half of the movie.  So moving.  Honestly, it wasn’t corny at all,  just heartfelt and beautiful and begging for a sequel!

You can see the trailer here.  If this movie looks like something you would like, or maybe you see it as a potential gift, either way, you can’t go wrong entering my giveaway!

To enter leave a comment saying “hi” and include a way for me to get in touch with you.  Anybody in the US is welcome to enter, even if you know me in real life or happen to be related to me by blood or marriage!

This giveaway will end on Monday, September 19 and 9pm.


Mrs. Taffy

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  1. I love, love, love Amish movies and books!

    jillsawant at hotmail dot com

  2. Hi! I've read the book and I'm sure the girls and I would love to see the movie too. Thanks!


  3. Hi :) I saw the preview on the movie Grace Card and thought it would be wonderful! Love anything Amish :)
    What a week of giveways!!!!!

  4. I miss you and our weekly garage sale adventures! :) Just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about our wonderful summer 'together' and praying that God blesses you in this upcoming fall/winter season.

  5. Hi!

    I have read this series and would love to see this movie.

    Michelle G.

  6. Hi! I think you know how to get in touch with me!

  7. Hi - love Beverly Leqis' books.


  8. Hi!

    I think I know some of the extras/actors in this movie! If I'm not mistaken, it was filmed here in NC. One of the "young amish women" is an actress in the Christian film I'm on crew for (SnitchedTheMovie DOT com)...and I think some of the others helped with crew and/or were uncredited extras. Small world!

    brooke.eikenberry AT gmail DOT com

  9. Would love to see this. Always looking for some inspirational tv viewing. Thanks for the opportunity.


  10. Hi!!! Thank you! Christine

  11. Howdy...Thank you for giving this away! Love to you - Dory

  12. Hi Mrs. Taffy!!!
    I'd love to enter this giveaway! I think Mom and I would really enjoy it;)

  13. Hi Mrs. Taffy~
    I would like to enter:)
    I have never read the books, but when I saw that this movie was out I was so excxited to see it!!
    In Christ~

  14. I have read EVERY SINGLE thing Beverly Lewis has written as I am a little obsessed with Amish life. :) I am so excited to see this out as a movie so I would love to enter the giveaway! Thanks.

  15. Hi Aunt Taffy,

    My a/c won't let me leave a msg so I'm using mom's. Please enter me in your contest. I LOVE Amish books and would love to see this movie.

    Love you,

  16. Hi,
    Please enter me in your contest.

  17. I love watching Beverly Lewis movies.Her movies about the Amish life is such a Blessing to me.Thanks for the Give-A-Way,I hope I win :)


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