Monday, September 9, 2013

Revell Publishing Presents: A Surprise for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #4) by Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher

Eleven-year-old Lily Lapp wants her life to stay just the way it is. Instead, it's constantly changing. New jobs, new schoolmates, and new challenges sure keep life interesting. It seems like the only thing Lily really wants to change--Effie Kauffman's mischief making--is the one thing that never does. Effie is up to her old tricks, and Lily is her favorite target.
With each chapter in Lily’s life comes another ever-more exciting adventure. But no one could have prepared Lily for the biggest surprise of all! Read an excerpt.

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About The Authors

Mary Ann lives in the mountains of Pennsylvania, in the same area where Lily grew up. Like Lily, she was raised in an Old Order Amish home and had five little busy brothers and two wonderful parents. ‘The Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series is inspired by Mary Ann’s happy childhood. Most of the stories—but not all—actually happened pretty close to the way it’s told in the books.
Today, Mary Ann is no longer Old Order Amish. She loves to cook delicious meals for her four children and her very nice husband. She likes farm animals, but she does not like mice. She also writes a blog called “A Joyful Chaos” and enjoys hearing from readers.

Suzanne’s grandfather was raised Plain—one of eleven children born on a farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She called him Deardad, even though he was a very stern, very serious fellow. That was where her interest in the Plain people began.
Deardad started his career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse called Pigeon Hill. Many years later, he finished his career as a publisher for a magazine. That was where Suzanne’s interest in writing began, too.
Suzanne lives in California with her family and big yellow dogs. When she isn’t writing, she’s raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. You can find Suzanne at She likes to hear  from readers!

This a ink to where you can find a synopsis  about each of the books, and there are some games and links.

My Review:

How I love reading these books, and this one did not disappoint. A fast read [to fast for me], with something new happening in each chapter.
Our Lily is growing up, this story takes place while she is a fifth grader. Of course her nemesis Effie Kauffman is still here along with Aaron Yoder, and another new boy to tease her.
I would recommend reading these books in order, but it is a book you could pick up as a stand alone. The story has a few sad, life events, that Lily and her family have to live through. There are also some very happy joyful things that happen. We have a few surprises for Lily, but there is one very big one.
The books are for 8 to 12 year old, but my 6 year old boy seems to enjoy having me read the chapters. This is supposed to be the last book in the series, I sure hope not. I can picture Lily growing up with a family of her own. If it turns out to be true, I guess my minds ending will have to be.
Don't miss this great children's book, reminds me of the Grandma's Attic series.

I received this book through the Revell Book Bloggers Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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