Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Big Year for Lily

A Big Year for Lily
(The Adventures of Lily Lapp)
Mary Ann Kinsinger
Suzanne Woods Fisher
ISBN: 978-0800721343
July 2013/272 pages/$12.99

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.

Learn more about the series, play games and download the coloring sheets at the Lily website.


Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, 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. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! Find out more about Suzanne at suzannewoodsfisher.com.


This such an adorable series! Somehow I missed the second book but I loved meeting Lily when I reviewed Life with Lily last fall. I would have loved reading these with my girl when she was in elementary school. Lily is sweet and innocent but just like any young girl, she sometimes makes bad decisions and she struggles with her friendships and with knowing how to deal the annoying kids. Even the Amish have "mean girls!" Utterly charming without being over-the-top sickeningly sweet, A Big Year for Lily is a wonderful chapter book for an eager reader. Highly recommended!

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!)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Revell and Litfuse Publicity as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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