Book Review ~ Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger & Suzanne Woods Fisher @suzannewfisher

Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Adventures of Lily Lapp, Book 1
Juvenile Fiction

Back of the book:

On a small Amish farm in upstate New York, young Lily Lapp has plenty to do and plenty of people to love. But changes are coming—including a new baby brother, a new teacher at school, and new ways of looking at the world. Lily’s growing up Amish, and there’s always a lot to learn—if only Lily can stay out of trouble!

About the author:

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

My thoughts:

I rarely read juvenile fiction anymore. My children are grown and my grands are not quite old enough for it. But, when I saw that one of the author’s is Suzanne Woods Fisher I knew I needed to read it.

Even though this is a children’s book, I think it will delight the adults that read it with their kids. Mary Ann was raised Old Order Amish and it lends a certain authenticity to the story. Suzanne’s engaging writing style is present throughout. The combination of the two writers produces a story that is absorbing and entertaining.

I enjoyed the antics of sweet Lily Lapp and her friends. The dialogue of the children was true to what you would expect to hear from an eight year old. In such a broken world it is nice to read about the life of one who is loved by her family. I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of this series as it is written and then sharing it with my grand girls when they are old enough.

The book is designed for eight to twelve year olds. If you have a little girl in your life, I recommend getting this book and enjoying reading it together.

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1 comment:

  1. I saw your tweet about "Life with Lily" and had to pop over...what a lovely, lovely review! Thank you so very much. You made my day! Warmly, Suzanne


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