Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Brand New Childrens' Amish Fiction Book

"Life With Lily"

By Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger

About the Book: ( From LitFuse Info)

Book 1 in the ‘Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series.

Lily is six in this story, just starting first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. Her parents are busy building a farm, and soon animals join the family—Jenny the cow and Chubby the miniature horse. A baby brother arrives, too, which Lily has mixed feelings about. (She wanted a sister!) Aside from a mischievous friend like Mandy Mast, Lily is happy at school and even happier at home. 

Trouble is brewing at the schoolhouse and change is on the horizon for Lily and her family.

My Opinion of this Book:
Another delightful book from Suzanne Woods Fisher!!! With the help of co-writer, Mary Ann Kinsinger. These two ladies have come up with yet another winner!!! I have not read anything by Suzanne that has not filled me with anticipation from beginning to end. This book for children was no exception. What a funfilled book !! The story also importantly informs youngsters of many facts of the Amish lifestyle, and emphasizes the importance of family, faith and trust in God, even in challenging times. Lily,  the main character is a sweet, little girl, full of mischief , always trying to stay out of trouble,  who encounters many changes during her short life- and they are not always positive or desired!! Just like any child, she must learn to deal with them. I felt that I wanted to give her a hug when she was struggling to understand adult matters. She became MY little girl!! Now, that shows how well these ladies described their characters.   The plot is full of unexpected happenings!!  I absolutely LOVED this book and can only imagine how a child would be spellbound at all that occurs and how Lily copes with her life, in an Amish lifestyle. As always, trust in God is stressed in this book , as is family values. Suzanne has once again come up with a winner!!! 
This book will be put in a special place in my home waiting for the first grandchild! It is a must read - excellent for a readaloud and discussion starter in your family. 
Link to buy the book:

To CELEBRATE the release of Life with Lily, Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger are giving away an eReader! Then on 10/16 they'll be announcing the winner at a fun Author Chat Party where they will be chatting with readers and giving away fun prizes! Click for details and don’t miss the fun. 

Meet Suzanne: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has one husband, four children, one son-in-law, a brand new grand-baby, and a couple of dogs. She graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

Suzanne has contracts with Revell for six more books about the Amish, both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the host of “Amish Wisdom·” on, a weekly radio program featuring guests who are connected to Simple Living.

Find out more about Suzanne at

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This book was provided by LitFuse in exchange for an honest review.

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