Friday, July 26, 2013

A Big Year for Lily

Authors: Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
July 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2134-3
Genre: Young adult/Amish

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.

A BIG YEAR FOR LILY is book three in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series. Readers will want to read Life with Lily and A New Home for Lily first as the books are one continuing story. 

My daughter grabbed the book as soon as it arrived in the mail – and since she’s a fan of these books, I’m letting her write the review.  And so, in my daughter’s words:  “I absolutely love these books and I can’t wait for the next book A Surprise for Lily. These are great books about a silly and fun Amish girl who’s just my age. I’d like to get to know her in real life.”

If you have a daughter/granddaughter or a friend who’s eight and up and would enjoy reading about Lily, don’t miss A BIG YEAR FOR LILY or any of the other books in this series. It’s Amish for a whole new generation. Recommended. Its worth 10 out of 10 stars (according to my daughter).  $12.99. 288 pages. 5 stars.

Purchase a copy:

Meet Suzanne:

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 a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App!

Learn more about Lily at

No comments: