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Book Reviews of The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1)

The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1)
The Shunning - Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1
Author: Beverly Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780764224737
ISBN-10: 0764224735
Publication Date: 6/2002
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This book shows the Amish way of life. It is light reading and could be appropriate reading for teens. I liked the insight into the Amish. Their life is so simple and humble. It is a nice example of another way.
reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I enjoyed this book, and learned a lot about the Amish. A very enjoyable read, and a twist ending.
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Helpful Score: 5
Katie Lapp was raised in a quiet Amish community in PA. On the eve of Katie's wedding she learns startling news that devastates her and sends her on a mission to find out who she really is. When she pulls away from Amish tradition, and won't repent before the church, she is shunned by the Amish community and her own family.
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Helpful Score: 3
I LOVE this book! I'd love to keep it but I love it so much I want to share it with others.
Sheyen avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 74 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book was really good, I love stories like this where a person realizes a secret about themself and has to search for who they truly are.
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Helpful Score: 2
Beverly Lewis does not disappoint in this book. Great read...anxious to read the next book in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL and even better.....this is the first of the Heritage of Lancaster County.You will be hooked on this author after reading this book!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great story of the Amish and their lifestyle
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Helpful Score: 2
Book 1 in The Heritage of Lancaster County series. I love this authur, her characters become so real! near perfcet condition.
sfc95 avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 686 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Much like the other books written by Beverly Lewis, it is interesting and intriguing finding out about Amish lifestyles. Same sad plot, but you get quickly get immersed in the reading and the characters, will continue reading the rest of the series, somewhat predictable but still worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book in a trilogy from Beverly Lewis based on a girl in an Amish community who may be surprised when she discovers her true identity. See the second book, The Confession, and the third, The Reckoning.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed learning about Amish culture and traditions through this series of books. (First in a series that also includes "The Confession" and "The Reckoning"). The main character learns that her life may not be what she's been taught.
jaglvr avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 127 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
first book by Lewis I read. Needless to say, I grab anything else by her when it becomes available. can't wait for THE BRETHREN due out this month (Oct. 2006)
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent story. The book starts out a little slow, but after a few chapters I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first of the Heritage of Lancaster County series. Katie Lapp is an Amish girl who marries an older widower in her community. Her parents reveal a secret from thier past that causes Katies foundations for her life to unravel.
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Helpful Score: 1
a good book oh seeing how other culturs live
booklit avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 473 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A great book that makes you want to read more. A story of a girl who finds out a family secret that changes her life. A story about the Amish.
demiducky25 avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 161 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book in the "Heritage of Lancaster County" trilogy by Beverly Lewis, and it is arguably the best one of the three (at least I thought it was the best one). It tells the story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who is set to marry the local bishop, a widower, and raise his young children. Katie has always felt that she was different from other Amish women because she's constantly drawn to things that are "modern" and always feels at odds with her "Plain" way of life. She loves music, something that she and her childhood boyfriend enjoyed before he was lost at sea, but has to keep it secret because it's forbidden in her community. One day, Katie finds a satin baby gown in her parents' attic and knows that she has a deep connection to it. However, her parents won't talk about it, so she has to find out the truth herself. The story behind the gown rocks Katie's world and makes her questions whether being Amish is really for her.

All in all, this was a good read, if a little predictable at times. Lewis does a good job making you feel connected to the characters in this story. I think that anyone could enjoy this book, it's not preachy and it's clean so that parents with advanced young adult readers could allow their tweens/teens read it without worrying about content (this isn't a YA book though, I'm just pointing out that it could be enjoyed by people of all ages).
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Helpful Score: 1
After watching the movie, I was quite interested in the original book version. The story plot is a bit different in the movie as expected but I did enjoy this story and looked forward to reading the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very Good! A wonderful series that keeps you longing for the next book.
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Helpful Score: 1
AN excellent read about the amish ways but one visit by Katie to the attic her life begins to crumble.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good look at Amish life but not as good as the Abram's Daughter's series. Still very good storytelling!
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Helpful Score: 1
The writing itself is good, but I wouldn't recommend it as an educational tool for learning about the amish.
momkat avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Simple read. I loved this book and got very emotional at the end. I look forward to reading the sequel.
I live in PA and near the Amish and the language is what my husband grew up with. Just amazing to see that others appreciate what the plain people are like. I wish there would be more respect for them though when they visit the Amish communities.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my first Beverly Lewis book that i have ever read.It is not my typical genre of reading.I honestly have to say i was very pleasantly surprised at how much i liked this book!! Nicely written and hard to put down,just the right amount of suspense to keep me wanting to read the rest of the "Heritage of Lancaster County" series!
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Helpful Score: 1
A little slow at the beginning, I was surprised at how it ended!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an excellent stoty of a womans life as she grows up in an Amish Community. It really gives you an idea of what life is like for Amish people, with a mystery hanging in the shadows. I would definately recomend this book to anyone, from early teen on up.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great fictional read from Beverly Lewis on the Amish in Pennsylvania.
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Helpful Score: 1
mediocre...
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book. I couldn't put it down. A must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
WHAT CAN I SAY I LOVE THIS AUTHOR,BOOKS ARE GREAT THEY HOLD YOUR INTEREST TILL THE END.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great series book! Loved them!
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A page-turner!
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an amish boook about katie lapp, and the secret she stumbles on in her parents attic. her life begins to unravel. how will she pull herself together?
quiltingjaguar avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Takes place in a quiet Amish community of Hickory Hollow, PA.
What did she find in the dusty leather trunk of her parent' attic?
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Past secret destroys Old Order Amish woman's life.
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Great Book!!
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Loved it! Another great book!
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I enjoyed this book. It's nice to read something different that still holds your attention. Surprise ending was a plus that led me right to this site to order the second book.
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I liked the idea that this was more than a peak into another culture right here in our own country. She has an insider's view of Amish life and its restrictions. My trips to Lancaster County, PA, will be much more informed as a result.
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Beverly Lewis, once again, writes a wonerful story - you'll love this book !
mbrs avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book and the subsequent 2 in this series. Good characters that are believable, and I enjoyed the insight into the Amish lifestyle.
chix avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on
The book held your interest, but is too 'teen angst' for adults. I grew up with the Amish and find the characters too cardboard, predictable and one-dimensional. More suited to a teen-read, in my opinion. Am I glad I read it? Sort of.
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Great read!!! I thouroughly enjoyed this book and excited for the 2nd in the series.
teachmiddleschool avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Couldn't put it down! One of my favorite series!
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Great reading - and in large print!
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"All her life she has longed for the forbidden things, but will her dreams come at a price too dear to pay?"

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 could shatter the tranquility its inhabitants have grown to love.
kitkat58 avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Once again Beverly does a great job!!!!! I could not put it down.
mannsb avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
I have enjoyed all the author's books, but I thought this one was rather predictable. M'ann
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Lovely story!
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A good read
RoyalCatwoman avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 278 more book reviews
Book Description
All Her Life She Has Longed For The Forbidden Things, But Will Her Dreams Come At A Price Too Dear To Pay?
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 Katies 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 painand a future of hope.
shelleysalibi avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 280 more book reviews
From the back cover...

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 our 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.
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I could hardly put it down. It was so good, I immediately went out and bought the 2nd and 3rd book in the series.
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This was an excellent book to end the series with.
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This was a real different read for me, but I really enjoyed it. I found myself facinated as I learned about the Amish life style.
JoJo46580 avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 65 more book reviews
Loved this book. Kept my attention from beginning to end; now I am ready to begin the sequel, "The Confession" - which is the 2nd book out of a 3-book series. I highly recommend this interesting and entertaining story!
Phooey avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on
I thought this was going to be too "mushy" for my taste, but I stayed up until 2:30am to finish it and ran out to the library the next day to get the next two in the series.
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All her life she has longed for the forbidden things, but will her dreams come at a price too dear to pay?
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Love it!
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Great book. Gives you a different look at the Amish lifestyle. Could not put it down.
AleighD avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 97 more book reviews
Awesome!
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The back cover..In the quiet Amish community of Hickory Hollow,Pennsylvania,time has stood still while cherished traditions and heartfelt beiiefs 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 het Amish mother,a plain and simple woman who embraces the Old Order laws,hide the beautiful baby dress in the attic?..I really enjoyed this book and if you like stories about the Amish I think you will too.
kskrista avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 162 more book reviews
Very well-written book. I began reading it and then couldn't put it down!
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This book is good! I really enjoyed this book and the others in the series. You should too.
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In a quiet Amish community of Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania, time has stood still while cherished traditions and heartfelt beliefs have florished. 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 parent's 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.
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Book one of a series of stories taking place in an amish community. Interesting, but more just an easy quick read than an entertaining one!
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In the quiet Amish community of Hickory Hollow, PA, 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.On the ever 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.
Excellent reading.
reader avatar reviewed The Shunning (Heritage of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on + 76 more book reviews
a wonderful Book
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very good read!
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I like the story.
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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.
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The 1st in the Heritage of Lancaster County trilogy...

From the back of the book -

All her life she has longed for the forbidden things, but will her dreams come a t a price too dear to pay?

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 wooman 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.
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Another great series of books from Beverly Lewis. Great for any age.
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A story that takes place in the Amish Country.
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