Monday, February 11, 2013

"A New Home for Lily" By Suzanne Woods Fisher & Mary Ann Kinsinger

The second novel in the charming Adventures of Lily Lapp series, A New Home for Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish with lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines the real-life stories of growing up Amish from Mary Ann Kinsinger and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With line illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.

Lily Lapp is moving with her family to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. In this small town where changes – and newcomers – are greeted with suspicion, Lily must adjust to a new school, new friends and Aaron Yoder, an annoying boy who teases her relentlessly. Still, there are exciting new developments, including an attic full of adventure and a new baby brother. But why, Lily wonders, can't God bring her just one sister?
Review:  This is a wonderful book about a young Amish girl named Lily, whose family has moved New York to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community.  This book has 36 chapters which actually turn out to be 36 wonderful short stories about Lily's daily life and her family and friends.  Lily finds herself in many "fun" situations which are very enjoyable to read.  Because the chapters seem more like a group of short stories, this makes it easy to read and I recommend it for 4th grade or older.(rev. P.Howard)
“Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
Authors bios:
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.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, 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 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.
DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary copy of A New Home for Lily for the purpose of providing our honest review from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group on behalf of the authors. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, ACS Reader's Haven, for the great review of "Lily!" Sorry I took so long to stop by...just found it on Twitter today. Following you now, btw!


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