Book Review of Sunshine and Shadow

Sunshine and Shadow
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Helpful Score: 2


I found it hard to enjoy the story-line of the book due to the author's lack of research. There are such blinding errors in the amish way of life and beliefs, that it kept my mind racing off to "what? that's not right!" The idea that an amish widow would allow herself to be persuaded to act in a hollywood movie is just insane -- they refuse photography for religious reasons! The simple lifstyle inacuracies (like embroidered faces on dolls) were annoying. Pigs inside the house? Come on! That's a juvenile prank, not something they would do -- if the bretheren were wanting her to reconsider her actions(not that she would REALLY have been doing such things) they would have sent the bishop over to talk with her. I just could not enjoy the book.