Bestselling novelist Beverly Lewis, 73, has written more than 100 adult and children's books during her career, which began in 1993 with the publication of Holly's First Love, the first in a 14-book series for pre-teen girls. She followed that with a 24-book series for children, The Cul-de-Sac Kids, before releasing her first Amish-themed book in 1997, The Shunning, which was part of The Heritage of Lancaster County series and included two more books: The Confession and The Reckoning.
A musical based on the latter Amish series will be released in theaters on February 20. Called The Confession Musical, it stars John Schneider and Chonda Pierce. Emmy-Nominated screenwriter Martha Bolton wrote the stage play.
The hit television series The Chosen, Candace Cameron Bure’s new movie A Christmas … Present and the film Running the Bases are among the top nominees for this year’s Movieguide Awards, which honor the best of family-friendly films and television programs and spiritually uplifting entertainment.