Life with Lily

Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger's Life with Lily!

     Though I've enjoyed books by Suzanne Woods Fisher before, Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp)  was just right for my daughter. She grabbed it when the package arrived, and I didn't see it again until she had completed the book!

     Life with Lily shares about the everyday activities of Lily, an Amish girl. Her animals, school, friends and siblings are shared in the story. My daughter enjoyed reading what Lily and said it was interesting to read about her Amish life that actually wasn't so different from our life.

     Of course, horses and buggies are part of the story. One of Lily's adventures involves a buggy in the ditch- Oh no! Stories of shopping, quilting, and cooking are shared from the young girl's perspective. In some cases she is too little to help out, and feelings about that are shared, too.

     The whole story doesn't take place in Lily's Amish community. She travels to visit family members in Kentucky, and Lily's perspective of some non-Amish happenings is shared.

     Black and white drawings are scattered throughout the pages which remind me of an old fashioned story book like I read at my Grandmother's house as a little girl. This is the first book in a series, so be sure to look for more.

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.

Meet Suzanne: 

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 toginet.com, a weekly radio program featuring guests who are connected to Simple Living.

Find out more about Suzanne at http://suzannewoodsfisher.com/.

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Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own (and my daughter's.)


  1. Oh, I am thrilled to read about this series! We diligently push good books at our children so that we can instill a love of reading in them. Sounds like this one will be perfect for our fourth grader to read to her kindergarten little sister :-)

    1. The second book is available now, too.


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