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  1. A New Home for Lily, Adventures of Lily Lapp Series #2
    A New Home for Lily, Adventures of Lily Lapp Series #2
    Mary Ann Kinsinger, Suzanne Woods Fisher
    Revell / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 31% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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  1. Nebraska
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book for girls!
    February 4, 2013
    Virginia
    Nebraska
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is awesome! However the one part I didn't like was the cover. It was as welld one as the other one, or maybe I am just a bit more picky. I don't know for sure. But the book itself is a very good one.

    Lily Lapp moves to a new home and with come lots of adventures. But Lily must watch out for the nasty Aaron Yoder and the persnickety Eve Kuffman. But when Aaron goes missing, is Lily the only person who can find him?

    In this book Lily not only moves and has a lot of fun times, she gets a new baby brother, as nice as he is she still really wants a little sister.

    Once Lily's friend Beth, says that if you look in a mirror when the clock strikes midnight, you will see what you will look like in your coffin. And so Lily starts turning her mirror around when she goes to sleep. But one night she forgot and see herself now. So she tells her mother and finds out it was just a superstition.

    I think girls of any age will enjoy this book, it is a page turner for sure. I give it five turning pages.

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of review.
  2. Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet Story
    February 4, 2013
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the second book in this story of Lily's life, and just as good as the first one! You do not need to read the first to enjoy this one, but don't miss it!

    This story begins with Lily Lapp's move from her home in NY to PA, a new school, and new friends. At first it seems like all children, where NY was better for everything.

    There are some funny and some sad things that happen, every day life, but we are traveling with Lily, a young Amish girl. In this story we are entering second grade, and at the end of the book, we are going to go into fourth grade in the fall.

    The Lapps are now living near their Grandparents Miller, and Lily is able to play dolls and visit often. Her Aunt Suzie has Downs Syndrome, but leads a very normal life among the Amish.

    Be ready for some great children's adventures here, asking to sleep in the barn....feeding a calf, and owning some new goats!

    I love reading these stories to my Grandson's, and at times they are almost rolling on the floor! Enjoy!!

    I received this book through the Revell's Book Blogging Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
  3. Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    More Fun with Lily
    February 3, 2013
    Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A few months ago, I had the privilege of reading the first installment in the Adventures of Lily Lapp series. (See my review here.) I recommended this series as a great way to introduce young readers to Amish fiction. Book two, A New Home for Lily, reinforces that recommendation.

    Following Lily through her day-to-day life as a young Amish girl makes for a fun read. Knowing that the story is based on real-life memories of a former Amish girl makes the book even more enjoyable. Lily's adventures provide excellent opportunities for readers, young and old alike, to learn more about Amish customs. And those with no connection at all to Amish ways can identify with Lily's challenges in adjusting to the new life she finds when her family moves from their familiar surroundings in New York to a new home in Pennsylvania. There are lots of moments that can bring a smile or a chuckle as Lily finds herself in one kind of fix or another.

    Just like book one, this book can be read in large segments, or each chapter can be enjoyed as a short story.

    Kudos to Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger for combining their first-hand knowledge of the Amish and excellent writing skills to craft a sweet series of stories.

    Lily has her own website where young readers can have additional fun. Updates are made to the website with the release of each book in the series.

    Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

    (This book was provided free from Revell Publishers for my honest review.)
  4. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Adventure in Growing Up with Lily
    February 3, 2013
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A New Home for Lily

    The Adventures of Lily Lapp Book 2

    By Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher

    After reading book 1 ~ Life with Lily, I was very happy to review the second book in this delightful series. Lily's family has moved from New York to Pennsylvania and Lily is adjusting to her new home and new school.

    But new surroundings bring new problems. Mandy Mast was left behind in New York, but Pennsylvania has Effie Kauffman and Aaron Yoder. Lily struggles to remember Mama's advice that "it is much more important to treat others kindly than to think they have to be nice to you."

    But Lily is growing up and having new adventures and learning along the way. Lily starts helping Mama with some cooking and learns that Jell-O is not as easy to make as it looks when she makes some for Grandma Miller's birthday - lots and lots of Jell-O! Lily's adventures in cooking continue with Thanksgiving pudding and stuffed eggs! With Lily in the kitchen mealtime isn't boring.

    Lily's new home bring new animals in the form of goats. Goats are new and exciting and they are milked just like a cow. But to Lily's amazement goat's milk is not good, instead tasting like the big billy goat smelled (I can totally agree with Lily's assessment of goat's milk and the flavoring of billy goat to it!).

    Lily also learns that there are differences between New York and Pennsylvania Amish - different clothes, different head coverings, different ways of doing things, different dolls and even different jobs.

    But through it all Lily is learning and growing as a person and she comes to realize that sometimes being a grown-up is difficult. Lily also experiences death as she loses her Great-grandmother and birth as the Lapp family welcomes a new baby.

    I would highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a Little House type book to share with their children. This is recommended for ages 8 - 12, but I think it would be a great family time read-a-loud book. This would also make an excellent series for home schoolers to include in their reading list. You will be eagerly awaiting A Big Year for Lily when you finish A New Home for Lily!

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review and all opinions are my own.

    Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
  5. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Another Sweet Lily Story
    January 21, 2013
    Linda
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Like the first book, Life with Lily, this is a delightful book to read to young children. As Lily settles into her new home, makes new friends, and meets new challenges, she eventually finds that this place is not as bad as she first thought. Once again, every chapter is a new adventure or learning experience for Lily and her siblings, all of which gives the reader a glimpse into the life of an Amish family, through the eyes of a sweet little girl.

    As much as I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to every school and family with young children, I wondered if an Amish girl in grade two would really know about writing a Last Will and Testament or even know how to do that. Not that it is such a big deal, it just made me stop and think.

    My sincere thanks to the authors and Revell for sending me this book.
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