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A Big Year for Lily ~ Review

A Big Year for Lily
The Adventures of Lily Lapp #3
By Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

A new school year is about to begin and Lily couldn't be happier, especially when she sees that she will be sitting next to cousin Hannah.  But to Lily's utter shock and amazement Hannah isn't of the same frame of mind as she is where Aaron Yoder is concerned.

But growing up isn't easy and sometimes it isn't fair either.  Effie Kauffman is as much a bully as ever and Lily and her friends are the target of Effie's meanness.

But there are plenty of good points to growing up too.  Lily gets to start wearing pinned clothes(ouch!!!) and sitting with the girls in church instead of with Mama.

Lily has more adventures in cooking this time it isn't Jell-O but rather a birthday cake for Mama.  Then there is a mishap with toasting marshmallows.

Being the only girl with 3 younger brothers can be a bit of a challenge especially on Saturdays and house cleaning.  Then there are the times when she has to watch baby Paul and everyone else is doing something Lily wants to do.

A Big Year for Lily is sure to delight readers of the first two books in the Lily Lapp series as well as those new to the series.  Lily is growing up and learning some important lessons along the way.  Lily is a fairly good role model for young readers.  Yes she makes mistakes and sometimes her thoughts may seem unreasonable, but she has a good relationship with her family which is a rare find in so many books marketed to young readers today.  Lily Lapp is Laura Ingalls for today's reader!

I was provided a copy of this title by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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

About A Big Year for Lily

Get ready for more fun and friendship with Lily!

Every day brings new adventures for Lily! With cousin Hannah at her side, life is filled with surprises--including a rotten school trick played on her by Effie Kauffman and a surprising change of heart in the worst boy imaginable, Aaron Yoder. But tears turn to laughter as Lily turns ten, wears grown-up clothes, sits with her friends at church . . . and turns the tables on Effie.

You'll adore this tale of love, laughter, forgiveness, and ties that bind an Amish family together.

Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She is the coauthor of the Adventures of Lily Lapp series and lives in Pennsylvania.

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 lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher.