Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Big Year for Lily by Suzanne Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger (Book Three - Adventures Of Lily Lapp)

This is the third book in this delightful series. 
First - Life With Lily
Second - A New Home For Lily
And now we reach this review, for the third book - A Big Year For Lily

Lily is about to be ten! That is a big time for an Amish girl, she gets to take her first step towards being a woman, growing up! But before Lily can get to ten years old, she has lots of challenges occurring  Someone is swapping out her lunch items, and Teacher Rhonda things she could be a sandwich thief  Yes, that is truly awful! No good Amish girl would swap out lunches with out asking someone, and while Lily's lunch might not be all she wants it to be, she wouldn't do that. How can she clear her name? 

So very much to do when you are the oldest and only girl in a family. Floors to wax, bats to get away from, little brothers to take care of, or avoid. Effe who keeps tormenting her at school, and Arron Yoder - he is still mean and does the most discussing things, but it seems that Cousin Hannah is smitten with him. That is just about unbearable. How will Lily make it through this? 

You just have to read this book, because it is too much fun and a wonderful third book in this series. I'm waiting for the 4th book! 

Carol :) 

About the Book:

Lily Lapp’s family has settled into their new home in Pennsylvania, but life still holds big changes and big steps for Lily. Good changes, like once again living close to her beloved cousin and best friend, Hannah. Bad changes, like a mean girl who plays tricks on her. And no change at all where Lily would most want one–Aaron Yoder sits near her in school and relentlessly teases her. Surprises are in store for Lily as she learns, with Mama and Papa’s help, to manage the ups and downs of growing up Amish.
The third of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, A Big Year for 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 Mary Ann Kinsinger’s real-life stories of growing up Amish and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With charming line drawings in each book, this series captures the hearts of readers young and old.
Get ready for more fun and friendship with Lily! 
Every day brings new adventures for Lily! With cousin Hannah at her side, life is filled with surprises--including a rotten school trick played on her by Effie Kauffman and a surprising change of heart in the worst boy imaginable, Aaron Yoder. But tears turn to laughter as Lily turns ten, wears grown-up clothes, sits with her friends at church . . . and turns the tables on Effie.

You'll adore this tale of love, laughter, forgiveness, and ties that bind an Amish family together.

Now...time for the Giveaways! Lily is giving away an iPad Adventure pack and several special hand-picked-by-Lily goodies during the A BIG YEAR FOR LILY GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA! Click the button for more details.

A Big Year for Lily Suzanne Woods Fisher Mary Ann Kinsinger  

About the Authors:

Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She met and married her husband, whom she knew from school days, and started a family. After they chose to leave the Amish church, Mary Ann began a blog, A Joyful Chaos, as a way to pass on her warm childhood memories to her own children. From the start, this blog found a ready audience and even captured the attention of key media players, such as the influential blog Amish America and the New York Times. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The ChoiceThe WaitingThe SearchA Lancaster County Christmas, 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, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom, which boasts 15,000 downloads a month, and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking; Such magazines. She lives in California. Find out more

The book link is:

Available July 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

HI Carol!
Thanks so much for being on the blog tour for "Lily" and for sharing the book with your readers. Such a big help! Loved your review, too.
Warmly, Suzanne