Friday, October 5, 2012

Life with Lily

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a unique blog tour. Instead of reviewing the book myself, I could ask a friend to read and review Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher.

I knew exactly who I would ask—my dear friend, Emily. Emily is an avid reader and a fabulous writer and she graciously agreed to read Life with Lily and share her thoughts with us.
I’m thrilled to welcome Emily to Out of the Boat.

 Life with Lily is the perfect book for an 8-9 year old girl. It is very fun to read. The story is set on an Amish farm named Singing Tree Farm. Lily Lapp is a 6-year -old Amish girl who is very bright and mischievous.

     I enjoyed the book because every chapter was a fun new adventure. Lily's parents were a lot more strict than most English parents. Sitting in church or collecting eggs the Amish way were very difficult to do for Lily.

     The only thing I did not like about the book was when Lily would get in trouble.

     I would recommend this book as a family read aloud. This is a great book especially if you enjoy the Little House Series or American girl Kirsten and Felicity books.

Emily is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. She plays the piano and loves to read. She enjoys spending time with friends and singing in the choir at church. She plays basketball, makes crafts, and loves to bake. Emily loves science and math. She also loves anything the outdoors has to offer—hiking, swimming, catching bugs, riding bikes or just running.

Lynn here: Thank you Emily! Great job!!

Life with Lily is the first in the new Adventures of Lily Lapp series for children. This story of a spunky young Amish girl will introduce kids to the gentle life of the Amish people. The book is based on the true childhood of Mary Ann Kinsinger, who is co-authoring the series with beloved Amish novelist Suzanne Woods Fisher.

Life with Lily—Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


katie wilkins said...

Yeah for emily. Sounds like a good book will share it with friends with daughters.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Great review Emily! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

Mary Ann

Debra Koontz Traverso said...

I'm convinced of two things: Life with Lily must be a good book, and Life with Emily must be extremely interesting because she seems to be a very talented and very smart young lady! Good job Emily! Thanks for the review. It's now on my Christmas shopping list for a friend's daughter.

Vonda Skelton said...

Great job, Emily! You could be a professional book reviewer!

Thanks for sharing this new series. Sounds like a great start to a good collection of stories. :-)

Lynn Huggins Blackburn said...

Thanks for the kind comments!

amy said...

Wonderful review, Emily! I can't wait to share this with Madeline & Abby. Thank you, Lynn