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. The delightful sage of an eleven year old Amish girl continues in A SURPRISE FOR LILY, the fourth installment in the Adventures of Lily Lapp Series by authors Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger.While Lily wants things to stay just as they are, life has a way of changing no matter what This time around she s faced with a new school teacher, her cousin and best friend moving away, triumphs and tragedies in her family, and changes in her schoolmates In addition, the family learns you can t always trust what another promises but lessons can be learned from it.Lily faces each new challenge with the love and faith of her family She comes to realize people can change and a crazy mutt of a dog can be a hero Lily biggest surprise comes with a new addition or two to her family she never expected.A SURPRISE FOR LILY is an enchanting story that teaches youngsters the way of the Amish showing the similarities and differences The story is a quick read that flows smoothly and is told from Lily s point of view In addition, the authors have included a short section answering questions about the Amish that will help explain some of the activities in the story.The book is geared toward youngsters ages 8 to 12, but can be enjoyed by all ages Older youngsters can read the adventures on their own, while the book is divided into chapters that make for easy bedtime reading to younger children In addition, there are several beautiful pencil sketches throughout the book that highlight various aspects of the story.This is the fourth installment in the series, but can be read as a stand alone However, reading the series in order gives a better look at the Amish way of life and the exciting adventures Lily has encountered growing up.A SURPRISE FOR LILY is a heartwarming story of family, love, faith and friendship as seen through the eyes of a young girl An irresistible read from a compelling series.FTC Full Disclosure I requested this book as part of a blog tour and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. Change Is Brewing For Lily Lapp Her Favorite Cousin, Hannah, Moves Away And Harvey Hershberger, A Boy With A Talent For Trouble, Moves Right In Harvey S Antics Stir Up The Entire Schoolhouse, And His Fondness For Lily Gets Under Aaron Yoder S Skin Add In A Mischievous Dog Rescued By Lily S Brother, An Old Shawnee Indian And A Mother Bear, And A Secret Lily S Mother Is Keeping, And You Ve Got A Recipe For Laughter, Love, And Big SurprisesGirls Ages To Will Love Navigating The Changes In Lily S World With Her In This Final Book In The Sweetly Simple Adventures Of Lily Lapp Series In the first three books in the series The Adventures of Lily Lapp, we ve seen young Lily experience many life events daily struggles, happiness of being a little girl growing up in a happy home, sadness at inevitable life events, good friends and bad friends, good adults and adults that behave poorly And in A Surprise for Lily, book four, as a fifth grader she experiences of the same and then new choices and events come her way, too.The book starts out with Lily and best friend Hannah getting in a rowboat and pushing off into the middle of the pond Well, that ends up poorly But it is a lesson learned just as many lessons are learned by Lily each day.They discover a lost puppy and give him a home The Amish tend to care much for animals and are certain that their needs are met Little Dozer, the puppy, brings joy to the children in the Lapp household.As Lily continues to endure the poor attitude and actions another little girl in the community, Effie, she learns valuable lessons in right and wrong behavior She also learns from one of the boys who continues to be the bane of her existence, Aaron Yoder She learns he is not all bad and he has some pretty good traits.I have lots of grand children, and I have grand daughters, a 9 year old and a 7 year old, that wait excitedly for each new Lily Lapp book to come out I know book four will not disappoint them Just as Lily has learned lessons, my grand daughters learn lessons They learn from Lily s mishaps and joys as well.Again, I highly recommend The Adventures of Lily Lapp If you haven t acquired the first three books, you can read book four as a stand alone But I highly recommend the entire series.Who wrote the book 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 Stone Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish,including Amish Peace She lives in California For information, please visit www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter suzannewfisher.DISCLOSURE I received a complimentary copy from Revell Book Bloggers Opinions expressed are solely my own I received no compensation for the review. A SURPRISE FOR LILY by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher is an interesting Young Readers Amish ages 8 12 years of age Set in the Amish country of Pennsylvania 4 in The Adventures of Lily Lapp , but can be read as a stand alone Although, I would suggest reading the other three in the series See, Life with Lily , A New Home for Lily , and A Big Year for Lily A simple look at the Amish life through the eyes of eleven year old Lily Lapp and her friends Lily s surprise is very heartwarming This has been an exciting adventure for not just the characters but for readers also The team of Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher is superb They are both talented The characters are enduring and their storyline intriguing Rather you are young or old you will not be disappointed in the Adventures of Lily Lapp This series reminds me a little of Little House on the Prairie with Lily as Laura Ingalls, and the mischief maker Effie, as Nellie Olsen A Surprise for Lily is the final installment in The Adventures of Lily Lapp and I kinda hate to see it end If you only encourage your Young Reader to read a series this summer let it be The Adventures of Lily Lapp you will not regret your choice of reading material Received for an honest review from the publisher Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group RATING 4.5HEAT RATING NONE YOUNG READERS REVIEWED BY AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More A Surprise for LilyThe Adventures of Lily Lapp 4By Mary Ann Kinsingerand Suzanne Woods FisherLife 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 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. Title A SURPRISE FOR LILYAuthors Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods FisherPublisher RevellSeptember 2013ISBN 978 0 8007 2135 0Genre Young adult AmishChange 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 exciting adventure But no one could have prepared Lily for the biggest surprise of all A SURPRISE FOR LILY is book four in Ms Woods and Kinsinger s popular Amish series The Adventures of Lily Lapp Readers will want to read the books in order as they are continuing events in young Lily s life Books are Life with Lily, A New Home for Lily, and A Big Year for Lily The series is geared for tweener girls, and my daughter absolutely loves these books As soon as one arrives in the mail, she snags it This is what my daughter says about A SURPRISE FOR LILY I really liked it because the surprise is really huge It s a fun book Lily manages to find trouble and it gets real exciting at times Recommended for tween girls or fans of Amish fiction of any age 12.99 272 pages. Co authors Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher bring to conclusion the series of four books in the life of young Lily Lily is Amish and a precocious little girl whose antics get her in trouble as she grows and learns and who faces life circumstances akin to all young girls Book four, A Surprise for Lily, has Lily s beloved cousin, Hannah, moving Lily is 11 years old now and facing responsibilities and changes As in the other three books in the series, the Amish life experience pictures a simple life style with the absence of many conveniences and comforts the rest of the world knows But they are for the most part a happy, content group of people Folks whose religious beliefs are the guiding force in all they do.They are a group of people who come together as a community and help one another through various experiences and sadness.Lily experiences a classmate, Effie, that is still up to mean tricks and who makes life in the classroom and community hard for Lily And then, too, the boy in the classroom, Aaron, continues to trouble her But change has to come.Young girls will enjoy this entire series.DISCLOSURE A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher, Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for our honest review. As many of you know I absolutely Love Amish books This book was all centered around this young girls life To say Change is brewing is like saying you are putting on some mild coffee Just let me say WOW Lily Lapp is a character that you just fall in love with but To read of my review Thursday, September 12, 2013A Surprise for Lily Book 4, The Adventures of Lily Lapp, by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, 2013Lily Lapp, now in fifth grade and growing up fast, faces many changes including old friends leaving and new ones coming, the election of a new bishop, and a wedding Includes facts about the Amish faith and way of life.Ages 8 to 12, will enjoy reading the further adventures of Lily Lapp in A Surprise for Lily But no matter the age, you are going to love these little chapter books in the series Fun In Book 4, there are 29 chapters and Questions about the Amish which is very interesting too It reminds me of the Little House books that talk about how they live and interact within the family and those nearby The illustrations are the best It is a warm August day Lily has finished pulling weeds in the garden and is on her way to her cousin Hannah s The girls help can peaches and are excited about having a fun afternoon together.They didn t tell anyone where they were goingor what they were going to dobecause they didn t know they were going to do ituntil they did it.Thankfully they get rescued Mama s gardening boot is missing She says she doesn t mind going to the garden without it but not to the sweet corn patch with all the rocks And snakes, Lily thinks.Lily and her brother, Joseph, go after the boot snatcher.They are led into an old abandoned train tunnelbeyond the woods.Company is coming Mama fixes a picnic lunch and they go for an outing They make a rescue A puppy Many adventures follow as Lily begins school They will be having a new English teacher.Changes come as the days continue The Lapps get a new buggy horse so Jim doesn t have to climb the hills and back down again That Effie Kauffman again is teasing Lily telling her Jim is going to the glue factory, not to new owners to a nice farm to rest.Read A Surprise for Lily to find out the best surprise of all Oh, I love the dedications in the front From Suzanne To my new little granddaughter, Kaitlyn Paige, my first I ve been waiting for you And from Mary Ann To my four children each of you have brought so much joy into my life a book a child, Mary Ann Sweet Thank you to Revell Blog Tour Network for sending me a copy of A Surprise for Lily This review is written in my own words No other compensation was received.
Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania She met and married her husband, whom she knew from school days and started a family After they chose to leave the Amish church, Mary Ann began a blog, A Joyful Chaos, as a way to capture her warm memories of her childhood for her own children From the start, this blog found a ready audience and even captured the att
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