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Review: "The Shunning" by Beverly Lewis

From Goodreads:  Katie Lapp only knew the Amish ways, but when she discovers a satin infant gown in her parents' attic, her hidden past devastates the community she has always called home. Heritage of Lancaster County book 1.
My Thoughts:  I had a heard a lot of good things about this book from the hubs' aunt and grandma but I was never very interested in it until I saw the tv movie.  I was also kind of afraid of reading this book because I am not really into Christian fiction but I am glad I did.  It was not overtly religious, it had an engaging story and it was an easy read.  I felt like I really got to know who Katie was but I feel like some of the other characters lacked depth.  I would have liked to get to know her mother better and some of the other characters.  It was also shocking to read about how strict Amish rules are.  I couldn't believe the whole process of shunning a person, I cannot imagine what it would be like to be in that position.  The Shunning is the first book in a trilogy and I was not planning on reading the next book until the author threw a HUGE twist into the story at the very end.  Now I have to know what will happen next.  Hopefully, the next two books will be as light a read as the first.  3 stars.

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