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A Surprise for Lily ~ Review

A Surprise for Lily
The Adventures of Lily Lapp #4
By Mary Ann Kinsinger
and Suzanne Woods Fisher

Life keeps changing as Lily constantly discovers and through it all she learns some valuable lessons.  There are adventures with a new puppy and a new teacher.  But there are also some losses that Lily has to deal with - Grandpa Lapp dies, Cousin Hannah moves away, and a friend has a house fire.

But Teacher Judith isn't like Teacher Rhoda and Lily is lucky to have Mama help her with her English lessons.  When Mama, Papa, Dannie, and Paul go to a wedding a case of chicken pox sends Lily and Joseph to Grandma and Grandpa Miller's for several weeks.  And Lily has more cooking dis-as-tahs.

When Cousin Hannah moves away a new family moves into their home the Hershbergers and they have a son a year older than Lily and Harvey may be worse than Aaron Yoder!   And Teacher Judith doesn't do anything to make Harvey behave.  But changes are coming when Mama starts teaching English a couple of days a week.  And an even bigger change is coming, a surprise that Lily never expected.

Lily and the Lapp family are like old friends that you'll be glad to revisit in this fourth installment in the Adventures of Lily Lapp.  As Lily grows up her family keeps growing and Lily learns to deal with the changes.  A Surprise for Lily just like the entire Lily Lapp series is perfect book for family reading time.  Start a new tradition or add a new series to an old one as you laugh and cry with Lily and the Lapp family!

Little brothers, bothersome dogs, angry bears, new friends, lessons in sharing, and injuries all add up to A Surprise for Lily that you don't want to miss.  Effie Kauffman and Aaron Yoder are back making Lily's life miserable, or are they.

I was provided a copy of this book by Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Change is in the air!

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!

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.