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The Shunning Audiobook

The Shunning: The Heritage of Lancaster County, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In the quiet Amish community of Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania, time has stood still while cherished traditions and heartfelt beliefs have flourished. But a secret lies buried that could shatter the tranquility its inhabitants have grown to love.

When Katie Lapp stumbles upon a satin infant gown in the dusty leather trunk of her parents' attic, she knows it holds a story she must discover. Why else would her Amish mother, a plain and simple woman who embraces the Old Order laws, hide the beautiful baby dress in the attic?

On the eve of Katie's wedding to widower Bishop John, startling news staggers out of her anguished parents, and nothing prepares Katie for the devastation their confession brings. Feeling betrayed, Katie watches as the only life she has ever known begins to unravel, leaving in its wake a furrow of pain and a future of hope.

The Shunning is the first book in a triology that recreates the simple life of the Amish. Its themes of hope and reconciliation show us that even when we think we are far away, God's love is always present.

©1997 Beverly Lewis; (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks

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  • Caryl
    SPRING VALLEY, MN, United States
    25/11/09
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    "Easy read pulls you in enough"

    to feel comfortable with reading the next in the series. Ms Lewis is a fine writer. The "Christian" aspect of it is not overwhelming.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marcheta
    Suffolk, VA, United States
    26/09/09
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    "Underwhelming"

    Just not for me. Story moved so slowly that I put my iPod on fast speed. The characters felt very two-dimensional to me. And the ending was very unsatisfying. I won't be reading any more of these.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paula
    Laurel, MS, USA
    02/03/06
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    "Paula from Mississippi"

    I enjoyed listening to this book although it was fairly predictible. When I got book 2 at the library it just was too light for me. I have no interest now in listening to the others.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • L. Jarrett
    16/01/06
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    "The Shunning"

    The Shunning brings to light a very traumatic experience for anyone living the Amish way of life who is not prepared to walk the line laid down by teachings from generation to generation. A story of love, faith and being torn between doing what is expected and being true to oneselves inner calling.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Marilyn
    United States
    08/02/16
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    "Giving up one way of life for another"

    It caused me to think of choices we have to make. This was a tender story of a young girl seeking to know herself and when she discovers secrets from her past must choose between family with strict rules of living and a freer way of life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grace Emert
    05/01/16
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    "Awesome intense book"

    Enjoyed every moment. Very rich in descriptions & detail. Felt like I was there with Both Rebecca & Katie.thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kwt
    Orem, Utah United States
    09/07/13
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    "Just okay"
    Any additional comments?

    I know there are sequels, but I won't be buying them. Just not that great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl
    Sheboygan, WI, United States
    23/07/12
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    "Wonderful book!"
    If you could sum up The Shunning in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent, interesting, captivating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shunning?

    When she finally found her biological mother.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    Her ease of expression and how the story flowed.


    If you could take any character from The Shunning out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Katie, she is strong and strong willed and knows herself.


    Any additional comments?

    I very much enjoy the way Beverly Lewis brings her characters to life. The twists and turns in her stories keeps me interested and wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    GUN BARREL CITY, TX, United States
    04/06/12
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    "Authentic and moving"

    I love listening to books by Beverly Lewis. Her rendition of the plain life, complete with authentic details, is very enjoyable. I grew up in Amish and Mennonite country, and I love the little tidbits of theology intermingled so expertly within the storyline. Very few "English" folks realize the complexity of the plain life, but the rigid expectations to conform precisely to the old ways are explained in an authentic yet easily understood manner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Balch Springs, TX, United States
    29/06/11
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    "a classic read"

    i have listened and read several times its a good story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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