July 22, 2013

A Big Year for Lily by Suzanne Woods Fischer and Mary Ann Kinsinger

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A Big Year for Lily
by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher
ISBN: 9780800721343
Trade Paperback
Published: July 1, 2013
4 out 5 stars

Synopsis: 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.

My review: Even though this book is written for young adults I have to say that I enjoyed it. It was fun to read about the adventures of two young Amish girls. There are things in this book that I found interesting that maybe would not have been in a book written for an adult. It is nice that Lily has Hannah to help her with the trials of growing up. Aaron is a typical boy of that age picking on Lily and at first she does not like him but things change. I did not read the first two books in this series but will now have to go back and read them since I enjoyed this book. If you have every read the Little House books and loved them then you will love this series as well. Any young girl will enjoy getting this series of books as a gift.

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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, includingAmish 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 visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/134r55G

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