Monday, February 4, 2013

Revell Publishing Presents: A New Home for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher

Lily Lapp is moving with her family to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. In this small town where changes--and newcomers--are greeted with suspicion, Lily must adjust to a new school, new friends, and Aaron Yoder, an annoying boy who teases her relentlessly. Still, there are exciting new developments, including an attic full of adventure and a new baby brother. But why, Lily wonders, can't God bring her just one sister?

The second novel in the charming Adventures of Lily Lapp series, A New Home for Lily gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish--and lots of fun and laughter along the way. It combines the real-life stories of growing up Amish from Mary Ann Kinsinger and the bestselling writing of Amish fiction and nonfiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher. With line illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.

About The Authors

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iphone or ipad! Download the Free App!

Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She met and married her husband, whom she knew from school days and started a family. After they chose to leave the Amish church, Mary Ann began a blog, A Joyful Chaos, as a way to capture her warm memories of her childhood for her own children. From the start, this blog found a ready audience and even captured the attention of key media players, such as the influential blog AmishAmerica and the New York Times. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

My Review:

This is the second book in this story of Lily's life, and just as good as the first one! You do not need to read the first to enjoy this one, but don't miss it!
This story begins with Lily Lapp's move from her home in NY to PA, a new school, and new friends. At first it seems like all children, where NY was better for everything.
There are some funny and some sad things that happen, every day life, but we are traveling with Lily, a young Amish girl. In this story we are entering second grade, and at the end of the book, we are going to go into fourth grade in the fall.
The Lapps are now living near their Grandparents Miller, and Lily is able to play dolls and visit often. Her Aunt Suzie has Downs Syndrome, but leads a very normal life among the Amish.
Be ready for some great children's adventures here, asking to sleep in the barn....feeding a calf, and owning some new goats!
I love reading these stories to my Grandson's, and at times they are almost rolling on the floor! Enjoy!!

I received this book through the Revell's Book Blogging Program, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good book for kids. I think my nieces would enjoy this series.