Saturday, October 6, 2012

Life With Lily...a review

For a child, every day is a thing of wonder. And for six-year-old Lily Lapp, every day is a new opportunity for blessings, laughter, family, and a touch of mischief. As she explores her world, goes to school, spends time with her family, and gets into a bit of trouble with her friends, Lily learns what it means to be Amish and what it means to grow up. From getting a new teacher to welcoming a new sibling, Lily's life is always full of adventure.

The first of four charming novels that chronicle the gentle way of the Amish through the eyes of a young girl, Life with 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 charming illustrations throughout, this series is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old.

 Donning my best attitude of simplicity and the freest form of contentment, I have settled down to read a sweet story- Life with Lily.   This book is a collaboration of two authors-  Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher.    The insights into the Amish way of life are tender, real...and kept in my heart. I long for simpler times, and reading this takes me back to my own childhood, where I was Laura Ingalls Wilder, on the prairie, in my dreams, and even in the car. I think back on those days as I read this....Lily is adorable, and full of character.  I love seeing her live her days.   Kinsinger and Fisher have created a beautiful first tale about a beloved little girl.  Her lessons learned, her thoughts, her charms....adorable.  I love learning about "Life with Lily," and look forward to more!  

Thank you to Baker Publishing for a review copy in return for my original review.  

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