Well written and left me needing to know what happens next so I am starting the next one now. Elam got himself straightened out some last year around Thanksgiving, about the time he married Annie Fisher down Hickory Lane. When Katie lapp finds the satin infant gown in the dusty leather trunk of her parents' attic, she knows it holds a secret she must discover. She tried to be a good daughter, listening to her parents. This really should be the first book you read. This is the first book in The Heritage of Lancaster County series. My Daddy was paid in chickens back in the late forties before I was born.
Stars Katie LeClerc and Jacob Blair. To view it, It was interesting to get a glimpse of Amish life from the perspective of a young woman. But it will cost more than any amount of money one could ever pay for. I don't know much about the Amish community or their beliefs and such, just hearsay, so it was quite nice actually learning something new. Doesn't she know that Katie would have tried those things - if she was interested - why she was in the 'running around' period? To view it, I am an history buff, so always interested in special communities, and the Amish.
Unable to bring herself to apologize for something she does not feel sorry for, Katie is shunned. I think this book is not bad. Yet I felt the characters don't seem to get a lot to do within it. Target Audience Group Trade Classification Method Dewey Decimal Fic Dewey Edition 21 To Be shunned is Heartless! You might actually be surprised. My mother had 2 miscarriages before I came along. This puts her in a bad place with her parents, and with the bishop she is set to marry.
Why did Daniel know where his sister was, and her current last name, if he didn't have a contact in the hollow she married quite a while after he left. The literary works of Beverly Lewis Mrs Lewis has most of her writings in the form of book series. I felt the shunning was a bit of revenge by a jealous, jilted groom he was the one with the power to start the shunning process. Our courting secret was out, and the People could start spreading the news in our church district, the way things had been done for three hundred years. However, I thought this was a nice, leisurely read, and I enjoyed the emphasis on the simple pleasures of the lives of the Plain people. Beverly Lewis is a long time novelist of Amish fiction. » » Beverly Lewis Thriller Master Harlan Coben is back! The Shunning was one of the first books that I read back when it first came out.
At first, I was a little frustrate This was a good book, and I'm glad I read it. The whole confession-shunning process is followed in this very severe Amish community. Katie Lapp is a 22 year old Amish girl who has lost her first love, Daniel, in a tragic boating accident. The story, written in third person, tells the story of Katie Lapp, a girl who is not satisfied with her Amish life. The series narrates life as Abram Ebersol and his wife try their best to bring up their four daughters of marriageable age in line with the highly revered faith and lifestyle. I loved the main character Katie and her struggles with loving her Amish family and friends and yet feeling like she doesn't fit in.
I never figured out why Katie didn't know she is adopted. Last, the plot just seemed a bit unbelievable, as Katie Lapp is raised from birth with an Amish family, realizes as an adult that she's not truly Amish-born, and starts to easily disconnect from her family in a matter of hours. I thought it would be terrible, but I read it quickly and wanted to know what happened next. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. If that at times sounds a trifle sappy, it no doubt will play well with a sizable segment of the Hallmark audience.
This time, though, I really felt for everyone. Katie finds herself torn between two worlds and grieves for her plain Amish life. Well, we know that all cultures, and especially religious sub-groups, can be a mixed bag. I learned as a grassroots experience and a faith based lifestyle. I thought it would be terrible, but I read it quickly and wanted to know what happened next. I suspect this experience of mine could be repeated a hundred, a thousand times by people who love your work. Now in a special edition to coincide with the release of the Hallmark Channel movie, this poignant story of redemptive love offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the cloistered world of the Amish and the traumatic, life-shaking experience known as The Shunning.
After I finished the story I was left with more questions, and wondering if the whole purpose of the book was to do the all-too-predictable shunning, to let us get a contorted glimpse of the Amish lifestyle, or to preach at us. Well written and left me needing to know what happens next so I am starting the next one now. I have always found the Amish way of life intriguing and enjoyed this book, very much. It is about the Amish after all. I live in a very strict Amish community. It made the story a bit jumpy and I didn't care for the effect on the pace or the character development. A man who led the religious community as both spiritual leader and man who must make life decisions as a wise man in the Amish religious community.