The Shunning

The Shunning

Book - 1997
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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 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.

Winner of the Gold Book Award (500,000 copies sold),
Publisher: Minneapolis : Bethany House, c1997
ISBN: 9781556618666
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEWIS
Characteristics: 283 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 06, 2019

I love reading about the amish,
and all three movies follow the books exactly, A must read.

Aug 26, 2016

Great story exploring complexities of Amish life and beliefs in the midst of Katie's own struggle with her identity, thoughts, and feelings.

halinaleskiv Jul 10, 2014

I looooove Beverly Lewis' books! The best Amish author ever!

Feb 15, 2013

I usaully like Amish books but I love this book I can't wait to read the confession and the cofession & the reckoning. SPOILER AHEAD

I want to know what happened to Dan & why he let his true love think he was died, I mean how could he do that. when does she find out. I recommend this book to all

Nov 30, 2012

What a refreshing author Beverly Lewis is - not only does she give you insight to the mysterious Amish commmunities but she also gives a heart warming story. I fully recommend her books to anyone.


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Jun 14, 2016

Katie Lapp, an Amish young woman is about to marry the bishop until she gets news that she was adopted and that her birth mom was an "Englisher". This changes everything for Katie as she begins to question who she is and where her future belongs.


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