Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Big Year for Lily, Book 3 in the Advetures of Lily Lapp series by Suzzanne Woods Fisher & Mary Ann Kinsinger (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN:  9780800721343
$12.99 Paperback
Ages 8-12
Chapter book: 263 pages
About the book:  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.

Review:  We became friends with young Lily in book 1 of the series and continue our friendship in book 3 - A Big Year for Lily.  Lily has her 10th birthday and that's a very big year in the life of a young Amish girl. She begins to dress differently, socialize differently, and supposedly behave differently.

But Lily is Lily and try as she might, she finds herself in one scrape after another. At school she contents with the boys - specifically one who seems to torment her and yet takes up for her. She has an issue, continuously, with one of the bossy girls. But Lily learns lessons in truthfulness, kindness, honor, and grace. She learns not to be nosy but to somewhat, at least, curtail her curiosity.

Lily is again a delightful little girl growing up Amish. But her life isn't really that much different from other little girls and the lessons each  must learn as they grow. I heartily recommend this delightful book and series to young girls everywhere and to libraries public, church, school.

GIVEAWAY: The publicist, Litfuse Publicity Group, has graciously provided a copy for one of Chat With Vera's readers to win.  Use the simple entry Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Begins July 23 & ENDS August 12 @ 12:01 EDT.  Open to USA residents only.
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About the author:   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 the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines.

DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a complimentary copy of A Big Year for Lily in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review.  Published by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. No we have not read any of the Lily books yet. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  2. No I have not read any of the Lily Books
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

  3. We haven't but we love to read.
    Sherry Compton

  4. Thanks, Vera, for sharing "Lily" with your readers. So glad for your thumbs up! Warmly, Suzanne

  5. Haven't read any of the books, but would love to win them for my nieces. Thanks!


  6. So glad you came and shared this over at Booknificent Thursday on mommynificent.com! Hope you'll mark your calendar to join us each Thursday!


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