“Based upon Kinsinger’s own childhood, it’s reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie books.” —Romantic Times
Book 1 in the ‘Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series.
Lily is six in this story, just starting first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. Her parents are busy building a farm, and soon animals join the family—Jenny the cow and Chubby the miniature horse. A baby brother arrives, too, which Lily has mixed feelings about. (She wanted a sister!) Aside from a mischievous friend like Mandy Mast, Lily is happy at school and even happier at home.
Trouble is brewing at the schoolhouse and change is on the horizon for Lily and her family.
The first of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, Life with Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish--and lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines the real-life stories of growing up Amish from Mary Ann Kinsinger and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.
Suzanne Woods Fisher lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has one husband, four children, one son-in-law, a brand new grand-baby, and a couple of dogs. She graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.
Suzanne has contracts with Revell for six more books about the Amish, both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the host of “Amish Wisdom·” on toginet.com, a weekly radio program featuring guests who are connected to Simple Living.
Find out more about Suzanne at http://suzannewoodsfisher.com/.
Thoughts from OHM:
I couldn't believe my luck when this book came up for review. We live approx an hour from Amish/Mennonite communities here in Ontario, and travel through when heading to see family. So see the horse and buggies, or the different clothing, and different way of life was something that my 8 year old daughter was curious about! So when I told her about reviewing this book, she was VERY eager! This book was an absolute delight! I will admit that I was a bit concerned when I originally saw it, as it's quite a large book for an 8-12 year old, BUT I love that the chapters are short and each one would make a great bedtime story! As for my daughter she absolutely DEVOURED the book! All 276 pages in about 2 days! In fact I have a sweet pic of her sprawled on the couch reading (that Suzanne Woods Fisher actually re-tweeted when she saw it!). 'Orangie' very VERY much enjoyed this book, and is eagerly awaiting book two!!
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Celebrate with Suzanne and Mary Ann by entering their contest and RSVPing to the “Life with Lily” Facebook Author Chat Party on 10/16!
Two fortunate winners will receive:
- Either the new Kindle Fire or new Nook HD
- Signed copy of Life with Lily for you and a young reader in your life.
So grab your copy of Life with Lily and join Suzanne and Mary Ann on the evening of the October 16th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!
*I received a copy of Life with Lily, for free, in exchange for my review from Litfuse. No further compensation was received.