Before she succumbs to cancer, the dying wish of Laura Mayfield-Bennett is to be reunited with the daughter she never knew. Unfortunately, that daughter, Katie Lapp, is a member of the Amish order. Katie is about to be married, but uneasy about the path ahead. Now she discovers the secret her parents have kept from her: she's adopted.I'm always a little skeptical about the quality of made-for-TV movies, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I thought the acting was good, the depiction of the Amish people was very interesting, and the story definitely lived up to the hype! One thing I wasn't prepared for (again, I did not read the book) was the abruptness and the non-ending feel of the end of the movie. There's not any resolution of the issues brought up in the movie, just an end. I've put the next two books in this series on my hold list at the library, so I'll hopefully know soon what happens to Laura and Katie next. I hope that the rest of the books are made into movies as well- I'd definitely be sure to watch more of this story!
The film is based on the celebrated first novel of the best-selling "The Heritage of Lancaster County" book series from author Beverly Lewis. Stars Danielle Panabaker & Sherry Stringfield.
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