Thursday, October 18, 2012

Life with Lily ~ Book Review


Book 1  ‘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. Read an excerpt now.

You can purchase a copy of Life with Lily on Amazon.


This 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 logo.


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.
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This book was totally adorable! It's been awhile since I've read a book from a young child's point of view. Normally, my kids have books that tell the story through a 3rd person. Reading Life with Lily was a refreshing change!
I have always been enchanted by all things Amish. Their lifestyle is fascinating to me. I could never do it though because I love my technology too much. But I do think they way they live is wonderful. Life with Lily is a great way to introduce your child to the Amish way of life and to teach them about other cultures.

There are so many stories to tell about Lily. The book is very big, 288 pages. Which can seem a little daunting to a child who would be interested in it. Amazon says that it's for ages 8 & up. I think that is more for the age at which the child could read it easily. However, I believe that children as young as 5 years old would find it interesting and sit while a parent read the story. One thing I loved was that it's so easily read chapter by chapter. You could read one chapter at a time and never feel like you were missing out. This is good for those with a small attention span.

I really think if you have a young daughter that she will enjoy this book. It's full of family, fun, and a bit of mischief.

*Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge for participation in a Litfuse Publicity Blog Tour. All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced.*

1 comment:

  1. I agree 100 percent with this review. It is an awesome book, and I believe it can appeal to younger kids than it calls for.


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