This book has one good word to describe it, charming! Life with Lily is about a 6, almost 7 year old Amish girl, and her family. It does remind me of when I use to sit and read Laura Ingalls Wilder's series - Little House On The Prairie. It is sweet, it is wholesome, and it is not off base anywhere that I could find. I would not hesitate to read it to a child, and enjoyed it very much even though I am an adult.
Nice line drawings are included in the midst of a story about growing up, helping your family, tending for those who need you, and being reliable and responsible, choosing the right friends, and keeping your heart tuned into what God wants you to be doing. The book trailer is very good for this book, so I have included it for you.
Lily and her family go through a lot of things, and the stories are ones that everyone should be able to identify with. Even if you don't relate to all of them, there would have to be some that "hit home" from your child hood or that of a child you know. I am really glad I read this sweet book!
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, The Keeper, and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Christy Award nominee and is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom. She lives in California.
Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.