Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Tour: Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

on October 8, 2012

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.

Link to buy the book.

About Suzanne Woods Fisher:

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 Opinion:

A brand new series featuring a little 6 year old Amish girl and seeing life through her eyes as she goes about her and her family’s life.  I have to say while this book is a juvenile fiction book I really enjoyed it, maybe because I’m tired of the same old romance stuff that seems to be proliferating on the Amish fiction scene.  While the book says it’s geared to ages 8 to 12 years old I found it to be much more my 8 year old’s speed than my 10 year old’s – who is able to read much more extensive books with a larger vocabulary.  My 8 year old will enjoy this though with it’s simple language, words aren’t too large and it’s short sentence and chapter structure.

I’m glad that the authors explained why Lily’s dad wouldn’t tell Lily how the baby came except for that God gave it to us.  I’ve always told my children in age appropriate terms how we got a new baby and not leave them wondering.  I sort of wished there were a little more explanation about the aunt who had cancer – it seemed that just telling the children that aunt so and so (can’t remember the aunt’s name off the top of my head) had cancer and leaving it at could be scary?  Otherwise, this is really my only qualms and I know that the Amish have different set of ideals than others and so I know that is what the authors were trying to convey to the reader of the book, even though young children may not grasp that.

**Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

You can see what others bloggers thought at the Litfuse Landing Page.

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

“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 today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!


One response to “Litfuse Tour: Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

  1. […] read Book 1, titled Life with Lily, that introduces us to the Lapp family and specifically Lily – who is a child who is in love […]

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