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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Heritage of Lancaster County Trilogy Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781455180585
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From the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents’ Amish home, Katie Lapps identity was shattered. Painfully torn from her close-knit community in a frightening ordeal called the “shunning,” Katie, now Katherine Mayfield, sets out to find the ailing birth mother—and a life—she has never known. Her journey takes her to the peaceful home of Lydia Miller, where electric lights and telephones set Katherine’s mind whirling, and on to the elaborate Bennett estate, where the plain garb of the Amish is misused to disguise an evil conspiracy. Unknown to Katherine, her first love, Daniel, is taking steps to return to his Amish family and to her. But their worlds may have drifted too far apart to bridge the gap.

The Confession is the second book in the Heritage of Lancaster County trilogy, which re-creates the simple life of the Amish. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A good portrait of an Amish girl facing the outside world for the first time.”

    Library Journal

  • “The narrator of this audiobook series, Marguerite Gavin, is wonderful. Gavin uses a very believable Amish dialect when she speaks the phrases of the characters and also has a very captivating voice. I’m thankful that Blackstone Audio used the same narrator throughout the series, it makes the story flow better from book to book…Overall, the Heritage of Lancaster County series is wonderful and captivating. I truly enjoyed all three books.”

    Audiobookfans.com

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyra | 2/19/2014

    " Again, it moved was to slowly for my taste. She doesn't get to her mom fast enough for me, and I feel like I could've gone from chapter one to the last chapter and not have missed much. There was a whole lot of "who cares?" in the book. Plus, I like a little bit of action in the books I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Jensen | 2/15/2014

    " I liked the ending of the triology. It was what I was hoping would happen! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/8/2014

    " Really liked the continuation of Katie Lapp's story. The ending was a little expected, but still a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/5/2014

    " A definite change in pace for Beverly Lewis to write of life outside the Amish Order. I am itching to begin the last in the trilogy and have Katie and Dan wind up back together....along with Rebekah's recovery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 1/28/2014

    " I liked the first novel & found Katie a strong heroine. In this second installment I found her completely helpless and totally hapless. Was this the same character? I found her so annoying that I often yelled at her in my car while listening to the audio book. Things like "Are you serious?" and "Are you kidding me?" and "Get some gumption!" Hope the next is better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/20/2014

    " Haven't finished reading yet but so far it is excellent. I like Beverly Lewis as an author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki Ivey | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed the story and the only reason I didn't give it five stars was because there was simply too much religion for me. Laura's felt forced, and only the Amish/Mennonite felt authentic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer McGee | 1/7/2014

    " I read it in a day as well. Just had to know what was going to happen! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 11/26/2013

    " i enjoy the Amish life style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/11/2013

    " #2 of the trilogy - The main character has a hard time following all of the rules. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/28/2013

    " Very good sequel to "The Shunning" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Ann | 10/19/2013

    " Interesting but frustrated because you want her to find her birth mother and taking forever to reach her... It kept me reading until I was finished.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awjtf | 10/11/2013

    " The second book was as good as the first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 9/24/2013

    " Saw the movie about the first book in this trilogy and wanted to see what happened. Wasn't suprised that the movie took lots of liberty with the book - might have to go back and read the first book to see what really happened. Looking forward to reading the final book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/2/2013

    " Good quick read. Some parts were predictable, but I don't have a problem with that. Started The Reckoning (book 3 of the series) immediately after finishing this. Looking forward to finding out how the story ends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patricia Jeanne | 2/15/2013

    " I enjoyed the first book of this series so much, so I was expecting a lot out of this. It was a let down. The characters are entirely too one-sided, and the plot is painfully predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackenzie | 11/3/2012

    " Who knew an Amish girl could have so much drama! Decent read. It was a captivating story and really drew me in more than The Shunning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 10/15/2012

    " I found this one to be a bit more interesting than the first. I can't wait for the last one!! Finally I'll get to the love story :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 7/10/2012

    " The three books in the series should have been condensed into one book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/17/2012

    " The 2nd in this series, I also thoroughly enjoyed this book. Beverly Lewis is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more of her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sparrowapril | 9/28/2011

    " I'm getting tired of reading stories that require 3 books to complete the arc. It is possible to write a whole story in one book. Other authors do it all the time. This is the 3rd Beverly Lewis book I've read & I'm wondering if she knows how to write a stand-alone story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 7/31/2011

    " Of the three books in the series, this was my least favorite - just kind predictable and kind of frustrating. It's worth reading to complete the series though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 5/14/2011

    " Some of the stuff in this series is a little disturbing but I have enjoyed reading it. It's a clean read and that's a huge part of the five stars. I'm getting ready to start on the third of the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jc | 5/4/2011

    " Still an enjoyable story, but so far I like the author's newer Rose Trilogy better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 4/17/2011

    " Had liked a previous Beverly Lewis but this was just too contrived. Just skimmed to the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 1/23/2011

    " Well written; however, this could have been one book instead of three. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 1/6/2011

    " I am really hoping that the next book makes up for what this book lacked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/3/2011

    " not as good as part 1 - pretty slow moving throughout. a few key plot points that will, i'm sure, be important now that i'm starting book 3, but not as enjoyable as others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 8/13/2010

    " The story continues for Katherine. I am anxious to see how things come together in the 3rd and final book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 8/4/2010

    " This is the second book in a trilogy about an Amish girl set to find her birth mother. Again, slow moving book but not too bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodie | 7/4/2010

    " I am enjoying this trilogy. I love that Beverly Lewis ends her stories at 3 instead of dragging them out forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/21/2010

    " Probably should have reread "The Shunning" just to review the storyline. Decent story. Interesting to learn about the Amish life. Definitely different theology brought into the story. "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy books for adults and children. Her inaugural novel, The Shunning, was the first in her blockbuster fiction series, The Heritage of Lancaster County. Since then, her Amish-inspired novels have garnered numerous awards, including the ECPA Platinum Book Award and Library Journal’s Best Book of 2009. She currently lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband, David.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”