Monday, September 19, 2011

Review and GIVEAWAY: The Shunning DVD


This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Sarah, our winner! Sarah graciously asked that we choose another winner since she has already won a blog giveaway for this DVD, so Congratulations to our NEW Winner, Lisa!!!

While I don't have much time for reading these days, and rarely choose to use that reading time on fiction, I've been a fan of Beverly Lewis's novels, set in Amish country, for years. So when I was given the opportunity to review a Hallmark DVD based on Beverly Lewis's book The Shunning, I jumped at the chance.

In a nutshell, this is a story of a young Amish woman searching to discover who she really is, complicated by the fact that she learns that she was adopted from a "fancy" (not Amish) woman, as a baby.

You can learn more about the movie here. And view the trailer here.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, perhaps my biggest complaint was that it "left me hanging" it does not end at "the end of the story" but then I realized that this movie is based on a book that is the first in the series "The Heritage of Lancaster County". So now I've requested book 2 in the trilogy from my library, and am anxious to find out "what happens next". If you're a fan of Beverly Lewis's books, or the Amish genre of fiction in general, I'd recommend this as a great movie (and, I assume, book).

GIVEAWAY:
And now the fun part, the marketing company that sent me this movie to review has another copy of it to give to one of my readers.

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This giveaway will close a week from tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 and the winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. If I do not hear back from you within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen.

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21 comments:

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Hello~ I would have to say that "Facing the Giants" "Flywheel" and "Fireproof" are my most favorite movies!!
Lisa :o)

Gina M said...

My favorite movie is "While You Were Sleeping." I also really liked "Letters to God." There are lots of good ones out there. :) ~ Gina Meekma

PS I really like Amish stories too, especially Beverly Lewis'.

Lisa said...

I'm not sure about movie...how about cartoon? I really liked Spirit.
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Lisa said...

I follow you with GFC.

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I follow you with Networked Blogs.
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Lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter. @Lisacay

Lisa said...

I like your blog on FB.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

My favorite movie is Fireproof.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I like The Shunning on FB.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I follow via GFC.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I like Broad Horizons on FB.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I follow via Twitter.

Sarah said...

My favorite movie is Gone With the Wind.

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Sarah said...

I like the movie on FB

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Sarah said...

I follow on networked blogs

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Sarah said...

I follow via GFC

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Sarah said...

I liked your blog on FB

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Tonia said...

Favorite movie - definitely Pride & Prejudice!