The Shunning, Repackaged Edition

series: Heritage of Lancaster County

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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?

Why would Katie Lapp's mother, a plain and simple Amishwoman who embraces the Old Ways, hide a beautiful satin baby dress in the attic?

The staggering answer comes on the eve of Katie's wedding to widower Bishop John, throwing her life—present and future—into confusion.

Winner of the Gold Book Award (500,000 copies sold)

Winner of the ECPA Platinum Award (1 million sold)



"Her writing is as...richly patterned as [Amish] quilts, and just as enjoyable to get wrapped up in."
--ForeWord Magazine
"...a thoughtful, insightful look at the Amish way..."
--The Gazette, Colorado Springs

"Lewis is a master of eliciting empathy for characters caught in troubles of their own making..."
--Library Journal

The Author

  1. Beverly Lewis
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    Beverly Lewis

    Beverly Lewis (, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 19 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York...

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"'s a thoughtful, insightful look at the Amish way and the courage it takes not to follow the individual voice of the heart." --The Gazette, Colorado Springs, July 1997