Saturday, October 6, 2012

Litfuse Group Presents "Life With Lily" Book Review and Party

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

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 10/16. 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!


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.

Be sure to visit the “Adventures of Lily Lapp” interactive website. The site is fun for all ages and loaded with games, downloadable coloring pages, Mama’s recipes, a way to ask Lily questions, book giveaways …and more! Check it out by clicking on the site logo.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was absolutely delighted with this book on all counts.  I originally got this for my daughter to review, but her schedule did not permit it.  So I decided to undertake the task.  As I began the book, I was reminded more than once of "Little House on the Prairie," a book series that I absolutely loved as a child.  I felt like I was reading a modern-day pioneer story!  And the delightful illustrations only added to the charm of this book.

This book cannot be easier to read, and it is the perfect introduction to this wonderful group of people known as the Amish.  I wasn't sure my daughter would like the book as I read it with her in mind.  But as I got into it, I discovered that this book is not just a "fairytale Amish novel."  I was most fascinated with how the Amish family dealt with the outside world.  And it was little Lily who was always asking her parents about it.  It was also nice to see the lifestyle of these wonderful people through the eyes of a child instead of an adult.

There were a couple of interesting stories that still showed where the true heart of the Amish family in the book is.  Both evolution and racism come up as well as "witchcraft," and all situations are dealt in light of God's Word as well as Amish tradition.  When I got to those portions in the book, I knew that my daughter needed to read this book, and I have set aside time in the future for her to do so.  But even so, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I know that if this book had been around when I was a child, I would have loved it even better!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

View all my reviews


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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