Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lily's Adventures Continue -- A Surprise for Lily

A Surprise for Lily is book four in Suzanne Woods Fisher's and Mary Ann Kinsinger's delightful Adventures of Lily Lapp series.  

Lily is now 11 years old and continues to find adventure in her day-to-day activities.  As she encounters big changes in her family, her school, her church, and her community, readers get an inside view of Lily's Amish life and learn more about a lifestyle both similar to and different from their own.

Lily's stories, while entertaining for adult readers, are especially suited for 8-12 year olds.  The book functions well as a whole; or the chapters can be read in individual sittings, much like a collection of short stories.

The fact that Mary Ann Kinsinger grew up Amish lends an extra measure of credibility to the book.  And Suzanne Woods Fisher's expert writing brings the stories to life for readers of all ages.

Young readers can have more fun with Lily at
Thanks to Revell Publishing for providing a free copy of A Surprise for Lily in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book

Change is in the air!

Eleven-year-old Lily Lapp wants her life to stay just the way it is. Instead, it's constantly changing. New jobs, new schoolmates, and new challenges sure keep life interesting. It seems like the only thing Lily really wants to change--Effie Kauffman's mischief making--is the one thing that never does. Effie is up to her old tricks, and Lily is her favorite target.

With each chapter in Lily's life comes another ever-more exciting adventure. But no one could have prepared Lily for the biggest surprise of all!

About the Authors

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, 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 an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol 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.

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 capture her warm memories of her childhood for 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 AmishAmerica and the New York Times. She lives in Pennsylvania.


  1. Hi Suzanne,this looks like a great book ,I hope I get to read it soon.It sounds very interesting.I love any of your books and I've read several.I guess you have already guessed ,that is my past time.Hope you do well with it.Thanks Linda

  2. Hi Southern Gal! LOVE your review! Thanks so much for pointing out that adults can be entertained by the stories, too. Would it be OK to use that in a promotion? Grateful to you for sharing our books with your readers. Warmly, Suzanne

    1. Sure, Suzanne! Feel free to you any of my comments. I love to think that I can help promote your books.