Friday, July 26, 2013

Lily's Adventures Continue -- A Big Year for Lily

In A Big Year for Lily, Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger continue in a delightful way the adventures of Lily Lapp.  This third book carries on the fun story of a precocious, now 10-year-old Amish girl who has a knack for getting into all kinds of escapades.  Lily, while still a fun-loving little girl, is going through some of the rites of passage of growing up Amish -- things like wearing a straight-pinned dress and sitting with the other young girls at church services.

Lily's stories should hit well their intended audience of 8-12 year olds and serve as a perfect way to introduce a new generation to the genre.  Young readers will identify with many details of Lily's life, at the same time learning about a culture with many differences from their own.   As with the first two books, this one can be enjoyed in its entirety or on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

As before, Mary Ann's firsthand knowledge of growing up Amish and Suzanne's skillful writing work together for an enjoyable read for young and old alike.

Young readers can have more fun with Lily at
Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a free copy of A Big Year for Lily in exchange for my honest review.

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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.

About the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. 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 Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. 
For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the free app!

Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating the release of A Big Year for Lilybook three in the beloved Adventures of Lily Lapp series, with a giveaway extravaganza!


  One winner will receive:
Twelve winners will receive:
  • Special prizes specially picked by Lily (something new each day)! Suzanne will announce the winners on July 29 on her blog!
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 27th. All winners will be announced July 29th at Suzanne's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 29th to see if you won one of the fun prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

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