Based on the Novel by the New York Times Best-Selling Author
BEVERLY LEWIS’ THE CONFESSION
The Heartwarming, Romantic and Inspirational Drama
From Director Michael Landon Jr.
Starring Katie Leclerc and Sherry Stringfield
Available on DVD June 11th
About The Confession:
Raised by an Amish family, Katie Lapp (Katie Leclerc, TV's "Switched at Birth") always felt the call of another life. Now, her quest to find her birth-mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennett (Sherry Stringfield, TV's "ER"), has drawn her into world of the "Englishers." Along the way, two very different men try to help her overcome a devious scheme to steal her rightful inheritance. Business-minded but kind-hearted Justin Wirth (Michael Rupnow) reaches out to discover Katie's hidden secrets, while her childhood companion Daniel Fisher (Cameron Deane Stewart) sacrifices his own happiness for her future. Katie's heart is divided between two worlds as love reveals the truth in the moving saga based on the hit novel from New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis.
About the Author Beverly Lewis:
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Lewis to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with "The Shunning," which has sold more than one million copies. In 2007, Lewis' "The Brethren" was honored with a Christy Award.
Lewis has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Lewis lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.
I was incredibly excited to hear that Hallmark made a sequel to the first movie The Shunning. The Confession begins where The Shunning left off, with Katie in search of her birth mother. The movie will make more sense if you watch them in order; otherwise you might find the plot a little confusing. I don't know if it follows the plot of the novel closely as I haven't read the book series yet.
For some reason, they switched actresses for the main character of Katie Lapp. When I heard that, I was not happy because I hate it when they switch actors in a series. (I'm glad they didn't switch out the parents or her birthmother) It happened in the Love Comes Softly series too and I was frustrated by that. What's the deal Hallmark?
That being said, I think that Katie Leclerc did an excellent job in this movie. Her accent was believable and she was very convincing in her role. I even liked her better than the previous actress, believe it or not.
My son and I watched this together (he watched the first movie with me as well), and commented that maybe Katie colored her hair to be part of the English world as an explanation for such a different looking actress. I think maybe Hallmark should have used that idea!
The plot moves well and keeps you engaged. And at the end, you're left hanging and wanting to see what happens next (especially in the romance department for Katie, there's a twist I didn't see coming)
Definitely the kind of quality family-friendly entertainment you expect from Hallmark. I am looking forward to seeing the next movie in the series!
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