Book Reviews of The Confession (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 2)

The Confession  (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 2)
The Confession - Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 2
Author: Beverly Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780764224744
ISBN-10: 0764224743
Publication Date: 6/2002
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Katie Lapp's identity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parent's home. Painfully torn from her close knit community by being shunned she sets out to find her birth mother. Excellant book!!
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The books are hard to read because you want things to happen & it seems like everyone is making the wrong choices. The thing about this series is that it teaches you that sometimes when you have to make hard choices in life God will always look out for you. Some times you have to give up things for God & love, but God is always there to give you something better. If you still have not read them all you have to read them all to the end. You will be happy you did.
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Great book! This is the 2nd in the series and although not as great as the 1st, I really did look forward to picking it up every chance I got!
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In the SHunning Katie Lapp's idenity was shattered the day she found out she was adopted. Painfully torn from her close-knit Amish community in the frightening ordeal called the shunning, Katie-now Katherine Mayfield-sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known in The Confessions. Her journey takes her away from Hickory Hollow to the peaceful home of her aunt and uncle, where electric lights and telephones set Katherine's mind whirling with "fancy things." After doing some investigating, she discovers where her real mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennet lives. She thentravels on to the impressive Bennet estate in the Finger Lakesregion of New York. But Laura's greedy and conniving husband, Dylan Bennett, is intent on denying Katherine any claim on Laura-or her considerable fortune. Meanwhile, Katherine's first love, Daniel Fisher, is returning to Hickory Hollow to make things right with his family-and with Katie. When he finds out she was forced to leave the Amish community, he vows to find her, but are their worlds already too far apart? Shunned from her home and alone in a world of strangers, Katherine longs only for the gentle loving embrace of the woman who gave her up. Can she find a way to see her-before it's too late?
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Shunned from her home and alone in a world of strangers, Katherine Mayfield longs only for the gentle, loving embrace of the woman she hopes to call Mother.
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good easy reading
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Great read...anxious to know what happens in the next book of the series.
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Book 2 of The Heritage of Lancaster County series.
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Just as good as the first book. Nice light reading. Good for teens.
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The dramatic Sequel to the bestseller The Shunning. Katie Lapp's idenity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents Amish home. Katie, now Katherine Mayfield sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known. She stumbles into a world of compassion and greed, mercy and betrayal..where the plain garb of the Amish is misused to disguise an evil conspiracy. Unknown to Katherine, her first love, Daniel, is taking appropriate steps to return to his Amish family, and to her.
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dramatic sequel to the best selling The Shunning.
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Book 2 in Heritage of Lancaster County Series
near perfect shape. Try to read them all in order, but they all are easy to pick up too. Great author.
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The second book of the Heritage of Lancaster County in the Amish country. All three books are very good reading and I could hardly wait until I read the next one.
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Very excellent book as are all of her series.
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This is the second in a series by Beverly Lewis. Delightful reading about Amish romances, as always.
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Amish woman suffers the "shun" from her community.
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Great reading! 2nd in the series. Really tears at your heart strings.
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A great story about the little known Amish people.
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The second in the series regarding Katherine and questions of who her birth mother might be and confessions that ensue.
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The series was a good one. I enjoyed entering into the Amish mindset.
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Katherine Mayfield (aka Katie Lapp) sets out to find her birth mother. Time is short, and there is deception in the Mayfield-Bennett household. Meanwhile, Katie's adoptive family struggles to deal with the reality of Katie's harsh Shunning and her decision to leave the colony.

This is the second book in the trilogy; the first is The Shunning; the third is The Reckoning. I found that this book in the series doesn't stand well on its own; it really helps if you have read the first book.

A little "preachy" and too coincidental in parts, but overall, the series is an entertaining story about Katherine (aka Katie) and her loves, losses, and new life.
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Second book in the heritage of Lancaster county series. Katie Lapp longs to know her birth mother. A good book. Very sweet
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Spectacular; couldn't put it down :)
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This series is vastly different in my opinion from the other Amish books by the same author. To me this is too English. But there is one more to read int he series so maybe it will come back around again.
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I think this book is excellent. I really Love Beverly Lewis and how she writes details of her characters. It's in great condition.
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Awesome series
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This was a great series. Really enjoyed it.
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This is one of my favorite series by Lewis!
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Overall a good read
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A great continuation of the series.
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Very good reading.
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An entertaining book. You must read the entire series and the reunion book that completes the story.
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Dramatic sequel to The Shunning! A page-turner! You must find out what is going to happen next!
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From the back cover...

Katie Lapp's identity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents Amish home. Painfully torn from her close knit community in the frightening ordeal all the shunning, Katie-now Katherine Mayfield-sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.

Her journey takes her to the peaceful home of Lydia Miller, where electric lights and telephones set Katherine's mind whirling with "fancy" things, and on to the elaborate Bennett estate in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There she stumbles into a world of compassion and greed, mercy and betrayal-where the plain garb of the Amish is misused to disguise an evil conspiracy.

Unknown to Katherine, her first love, Daniel, is taking appropriate steps to return to his Amish family-and to her. But their worlds may have drifted too far apart to bridge...

Shunned from her home and alone in the world of strangers, Katherine Mayfield longs only for the gentle, loving embrace of the woman she hopes to call Mother.
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I finished the first book, The Shunning, only to feel completely lost and frustrated...surely this was a cruel hoax....it could not be ending, there must be more. I was not disappointed! There WAS more, indeed, in this second book! Wow! For the first time in all my reading days, I found it completely impossible to resist frantically searching through the pages to be sure this or that did, in fact, happen...things just could NOT go on as they were...I could not wait to find out by reading a page at a time...I had to frantically search the pages until I knew... The continuation of the story of Katherine, Laura, her Amish family, Mary, and the wise old woman...and the bishop...and her true love...this story took so many strange turns and curves, it was impossible to second guess the author. Suspense ruled! Bev Lewis never let me wander from the story line....how could I? I practically read the book straight through! It was just glued to my hands and would NOT go down until I was done.
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From back of book -
The dramatic sequel to the bestselling The Shunning!
Katie Lapp\'s identity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents\' Amish home. Painfully torn from her close-knot community in the frightening ordeal called the shunning, Katie - now Katherine Mayfield - sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.

Her journey takes her to the peaceful home of Lydia Miller, Where electric lights and telephones set Katherine\'s mind whirling with \"fancy\" things, and on to the elaborate Bennett estate in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There she stumbles into a world of compassion and greed, mercy, and betrayal - where the plain garb of the Amish is misused to disguise an evil conspiracy.

Shunned from her home and alone in a world of strangers, Katherine Mayfield longs only for the gentle embrace of the woman she hopes to call Mother.
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I actually finished this book in one day! Oh its so wonderful! I love this series
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I really enjoyed this sequel to The Shunning.
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good book
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This is the second book in the "Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy by Beverly Lewis, and it's a good companion to the first book. We find that Katie Lapp is now calling herself Katherine Mayfield since that was her birth name. She has to learn how to make her way in the "fancy" world since she has been shunning from the Amish community and isn't allowed to contact her friends and loved ones. She is determined to find her birth mother and create a new family connection before it's too late (she does know from the last book that her birth mother is dying). However, connecting with her birth mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennett won't be easy since another Katie Lapp has already taken up residence at the Bennett estate. What will Katherine do? Meanwhile, as noted at the end of the first book, Katherine's first love, Daniel is found alive and well and has returned to the Amish community to find her and possibly face his own shunning for his long absence.

This book fits in well with the first book and is a fast, enjoyable read. Yes, it is a bit predictable, but in a "feel-good-by-comforting-yourself-by-eating-a-pint-of-ice-cream-but-minus-all-the-calories" kind of way. It's a great read for one of those days where you just want to escape into something a little simpler.
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I saw the made for tv movie of the 1st book in this series. I liked it a lot and just HAD to order books 2 and 3 to find out the rest of the story. Katie Lapp is just as endearing here in this 2nd book. You feel for her and just want to help her set things right. Also, I loved how the second book is consistent with the storyline of the first. A very enjoyable read. I couldn't put it down. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that I found myself enveloped by the story and became happy, sad, worried, and angry where necessary. Get it today!
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I love Beverly Lewis, tho for some reason this book kind of dragged, and it was stilted at times, couple of things could have been pulled off better, it was still a good read
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This book was a lot faster than the first one with more intense issues. I enjoyed it,
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From Library Journal
Katie Lapp has known no other world than that of the Amish who raised her. Since her refusal to accept their ways fully has resulted in her being shunned (see The Shunning, Bethany, 1997), Katie takes refuge with a Mennonite family and tracks down her biological mother. However, Katie soon realizes that Laura Mayfield-Bennett is not only mortally ill but also married to a man more concerned with her money than with her. This undemanding book gives a good portrait of an Amish girl facing the outside world for the first time but is too dependent on coincidence to be fully believable. Still, a pleasant enough story that will be welcome in larger collections.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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great series, wonderful way to learn about the Amish ways.
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You have to read The Shunning first. I LOVED this book I started it today and finished it today. I couldn't put it done. Any normally I do not read Christian romance books.
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This is the sequel to the author's The Shunning, which I have not read. This book was interesting to me, it goes into the Amish culture. Katherine is this book goes looking for her birth mother and this is the story of her search. There is a 3rd book in the series as well.
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This is the second in a series about an Amish woman who discovers that her life is not what it seems. It's very interesting.
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This book is really good! You will enjoy this book very much! This is only the middle in the series, though.
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This is #2 of the Lancaster County series.This was a good book and am looking forward to reading #3 The Reckoning.
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part 2 of this series.excellent book and series.
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Very much enjoyed this 2nd book of the 3-book series.
Could hardly put it down until I had finished it!
If you read "The Shunning" then you will definatly want
to read this sequel!
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Great book. Could not put it down!
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Just like the first book in the series this one was a wonderful read. Very easy to read and hard to put down! I can't wait to start reading book three.
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Wonderful sequel. I could not put it down.
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Even better than the first book!
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Wonderful Book!!
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A very good read! Gives one a little info on the Amish culture along with the intrigue of a mystery! Will the adopted daughter be able to see her sick birth mother before she dies? Wonderful story.
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back cover - Katie Lapp's identity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents' Amish home. Painfully torn from her close-knit community in the frightening ordeal called shunning, Katie - now Katherine Mayfield - sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.
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Very good book as always from Beverly Lewis. Have loaned the book to others locally.
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ONCE I START THESE BOOKS I CAN'T PUT THEM DOWN,INTERESTING TILL THE VERY END.
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i enjoyed this book very much. Light reading and very accurate in describing amish lifestyles.
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I loved this sequel to The Shunning and couldn't put it down! Now I just need the third one.........
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This is book 2 of a series of 3 It gives insight to Amish living and religious beliefs. Beverly Lewis is an excellent Author. I have read most of her books and loved them all.
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This was very enjoyable book. I was so happy she made it to meet her birth mother before she passed.
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A "must read." One of my favorites! Couldn't put it down!
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very good read!
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2nd book in "The Heritage of Lancaster County" series.
1st one is "The Shunning", 3rd is "The Reckoning".
Shunned from her home, Katie Lapp, now Katherine Mayfield, sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.