Life with Lily is a lovely, lovely read

Life with Lily, by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher, gave me the same warm feeling I remember when I read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books as a child.

Lily is a fun first-grader with loving parents, two younger siblings, and a caring extended family, all within an Amish community. Lily has a “mean” friend, a lively brother, and daily challenges all her own. Thankfully our heroine’s spunky disposition helps her handle the conflict that comes her way.

Mary Ann Kinsinger grew up in an Old Order home and Suzanne Woods Fisher is the prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction books about the Amish. This duo’s collaborative effort has produced a wonderful first book in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series. No matter your age, you’ll enjoy Life with Lily.

The book contains scene after memorable scene, but there’s one short passage in particular that I dearly love. Here it is:

“Where did you get the baby?” Lily said.

Papa glanced over at her. His cheeks colored up as he took his time answering. “God brought him to us.”

Lily clasped her hands at that thought. How wonderful that God had taken time to bring a baby to them! “Is God still there?” she asked hopefully. But Papa said no, she couldn’t see God today.

What a disappointment! Lily wished she had been home to meet God when He stopped by the house to bring a baby. The thought of meeting God was even more exciting than having a new baby. (pp. 14-15)

Visit Life with Lily, Suzanne’s site, and Mary Ann’s blog. And happy reading!

1 Comment

  1. Linda
    Nov 5, 2012

    It is a sweet read and I’m enjoying it as I’m reading it to my students!