Thursday, October 4, 2012

Life with Lily by Suzanne Woods Fisher - A Litfuse Tour

About the Book: 

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.

Published by Revell/Baker Publishing

Read an excerpt.

Purchase a copy here.

Adventures of Lily Lapp Website!

 Lily loves making new friends. There’s always something fun going on in Lily Lapp’s life—including games, contests and giveaways of her books. And you can always write to Lily to ask her about growing up Amish. 

Meet Suzanne: 

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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  “Based upon Kinsinger’s own childhood, it’s reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie books.” —Romantic Times

Win a Kindle Fire or Nook HD | “Life with Lily Giveaway
 and chat with the Authors on {10/16}!

Celebrate with Suzanne and Mary Ann by entering their contest and RSVPing to the
 “Life with Lily” Facebook Author Chat Party on 10/16!

Two fortunate winners will receive:
  • Either the new Kindle Fire or new Nook HD
  • Signed copy of Life with Lily for you and a young reader in your life.  
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 15th. Winner will be announced at the Life with Lily Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/18. Connect with authors Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger for an evening of book chat, Q&A about Mary Ann’s Amish childhood, trivia, and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Life with Lily and join Suzanne and Mary Ann on the evening of the October 16th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!

My Thoughts

Lily Lapp is just starting school in the first grade.  She really likes here new teacher and all the fun things she gets to do in school.  She gets to sit beside her cousin Hannah.  Her favorite thing to do is art and recess.  She has to learn to not to let her peers influence her into doing things that always end up getting her in trouble.

At home Lily is her mother's little helper while learning to to do what it takes to care for her families needs. A big part of her daily activities is watching over her two younger brothers.  It is not all school and chores there is plenty of fun time.

She has a new miniature horse she named chubby and he pulls a little cart she can ride by herself.

This is a sweet book that is similar in many ways to the Little House on the Prairies series.  It is about the everyday activities of a six year old little girl.  Her and her family are Old Order Amish.  Author Mary Ann  Kinsinger takes memories from her childhood to build the story of Lily.  Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls all of these memories together into this darling series.

I plan on getting this series for my granddaughters.  They will learn through Lily's series that life does not always go the way they might expect.  It will teach them the importance of family, following the rules and having trust and faith in God.  It is an all around fun read.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Revell/Baker Publishing/Litfuse for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your kind words about this book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    ~Mary Ann