Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Life With Lily

Soon after I started blogging, I stumbled across a delightful blog written by a lovely, formerly Amish woman named Mary Ann Kinsinger. Since my grandparents on my mom's side of the family were raised Amish, Kinsinger's life journey was very intriguing to me. I was instantly enthralled as she wrote out her story from early childhood to the present, one blog post at a time. I found myself returning day after day to read her account of being  raised Amish, and of her courtship and marriage to her husband, LV.

Mary Ann's blog, "A Joyful Chaos" soon became one of my favorite reads. I was absolutely delighted when she announced that she was going to be teaming up with the wildly famous author, Suzanne Woods Fisher, to put all of her blog stories into book form. What a once in a lifetime opportunity! I waited patiently, along with scores of other blog followers for her first of four books to be finished.

Life with Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp)
Life With Lily

I was tickled to receive a complimentary copy of  Life with Lily in my mailbox a few weeks ago from none other than Mary Ann Kinsinger!  This book was recommended for children ages 8-12, but my entire family has been thoroughly enjoying it! Every evening, my husband and kids have been gathering in the living room before bedtime, and I have been reading the book aloud to them.  Many nights it has them laughing hysterically, and sometimes they are even hanging at the edge of their seats, but it always leaves them begging for more!

Life with Lily  is filled with treasured stories that are reminiscent of Mary Ann's simple upbringing.  The young Lily Lapp finds endless adventure on her family's farm, and in her one-room Amish Schoolhouse as she navigates life as an Amish girl. In my opinion, the first book is every bit as entertaining as The Little House series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

If you are looking for a wholesome and charming book filled with little life lessons and heart-warming stories, this book is a must buy!

I can't wait for the second book, A New Home for Lily, to come out!

New Home for Lily, A (The Adventures of Lily Lapp)
A New Home for Lily

(I was in no way obligated or compensated for my review of  Life With Lily. I'm just one of thousands of fans who love the book, love the authors, and I wanted to share it with you, my lovely readers.)

Have a great day!



  1. I found your blog through Mary Ann's :-) Jo

  2. Wonderful! Sounds like a book we will all love too! Thanks for the book review! Hope you have a great day!

  3. Awesome. I am going to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I also found your blog from Mary Ann's :) The book does sound interesting and intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day.

  5. Thanks for your kind words about "Life with Lily" I'm so happy to hear that you have been enjoying it!


  6. I found your blog through Mary Ann's, too! I'm looking forward to getting the book and reading it with my daughter (she's 7).