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A New Home for Lily (The Adventures of Lily Lapp #2)

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Lily Lapp is moving with her family to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. In this small town where changes--and newcomers--are greeted with suspicion, Lily must adjust to a new school, new friends, and Aaron Yoder, an annoying boy who teases her relentlessly. Still, there are exciting new developments, including an attic full of adventure and a new baby brother. B ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published February 2013 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The delightful Adventures of Lily Lapp series continues with the second installment, A NEW HOME FOR LILY by Suzanne Woods Fisher & Mary Ann Kinsinger, geared toward youngsters ages 8 to 12 (but also entertaining for adults).

This fascinating series gives readers a glimpse of the Amish lifestyle through the eyes of young Lily Lapp. The book offers lovely line illustrations throughout that capture the story in great detail.

A NEW HOME FOR LILY begins with Lily Lapp and her family moving to a new
Andrea Guy
A New Home For Lily is an absolutely darling children's novel about a young Amish girl and the changes in her life as she's growing up.

Lily really comes across as your typical little girl. Sometimes she seems wise beyond her years and other times, she seems like a baby. She's sweet and full of mischief and you just can't help but love her.

The book is set up in a series of stories that can be read one at a time or straight through. There's continuity but it isn't a book with a continuous flow, ea
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Authors: Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
January 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2133-6
Genre: young adult

New town, new house, new friends, and always lots of fun.

Lily Lapp is moving with her family to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. In this small town, Lily has to get used to a new school, new friends, and Aaron Yoder the most annoying boy in the world! But some changes are good. Like exploring an attic full of adventures and getting a new
Virginia Garrett
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
(From my 10-year old)

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
Maureen Timerman
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
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
Rhonda Gayle
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is such a refreshing series for children and adults alike. It reminds me of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series....but with an Amish setting. I had not read the first book in series but that did not cause problems for me as I read Book Two.
This book actually provided a great deal of information on the Amish life for me and it would be especially useful for those who have many questions about the Amish faith. Lily is such a sweetie but is also very much a little girl with her own per
Kathleen E.
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Friday, February 8, 2013
A New Home for Lily, Book 2, The Adventures of Lily Lapp by Suzanne Woods Fisher & Mary Ann Kinsinger, ©2013

A New Home for Lily
By Suzanne Woods Fisher & Mary Ann Kinsinger
Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

The second novel in the charming Adventures of Lily Lapp series, A New Home for Lily, gives children ages 8-12 a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Amish with lots of fun and laughter along
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was pleased to discover that I had won a copy of A New Home for Lily through the Goodreads First Reads program. I’ve been entering Amish book giveaways on this site for several months now and this was the first one I won!

A New Home for Lily is the second installment in The Adventures of Lily Lapp series. While this book can be read as a stand alone novel, I chose to borrow the first book, Life with Lily, from the library and I highly recommend reading the books in order to take as much away fr
Vera Godley
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to read and review Life With Lily (book 1 in the Lily series) after which it found its home in Texas in the hands of my daughter's 4 daughters. Just the other day my daughter called to tell me that her 9-year-old came running into the room and was just beaming. She said, "It's almost February and that is Fantastic." Mommy asked, "Why?" And then the granddaughter said, "Because in February book two about Lily comes out. If Grand-mommy can't send it to us, we'll just have to ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
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
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"A New Home for Lily" has Lily and her family moving to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. Things are really changing for young Lily. She no longer has her own bedroom, she finds herself in a new school with new children, added to that is the fact that there is a new baby in the house. She does have her faithful dolly Sally. While some changes seem a little intimidating some are chock full of fun. One things certain young Lily keeps her faithful dolly Sally close by for comfort! Will Lily adju ...more
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really LOVED the first novel in this series. I enjoyed this second novel as well. In this second book, Lily is having to adjust to her family's new home in Pennsylvania. This Amish community does things slightly differently, and so it's an adjustment for the whole family at times. (The mother has to make her family new clothes so they'll blend in with their new community.) The book continues to focus on the little details of Lily's life: going to school, learning new things, memorizing Scriptu ...more
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A New Home for Lily by Suzanne Woods Fisher & Mary Ann Kinsinger is a cute look at the Amish life from a child's prospective. I know it was written for the preteen age, but I enjoyed the ADD look at the Amish life according to a child. As a military family I understand how Lily feels about being pulled from the home she knows and loves only to be thrown into a foreign city, state, or in my case, country. Lily struggles to make friends while attending her new school. One of the students makes ...more
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Lily has just moved to an Amish community in Pennsylvania with her family. She's worried about school and her new home. But she soon learns to love school and her little room upstairs. The rest of the book is filled with her adventures as a little Amish girl growing up with her family.

I loved this book. It's probably written for a younger reader, but it's so sweet that I enjoyed the stories about little Lily as well. I know that my children will enjoy them when they get a little older. I was un
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book picks up where the first one left off, but it does very well as a stand alone. Lily and her family are getting settled into their new house in Pennsylvania. She is sad because of all those things that she feels was left behind in New York - Like her cousin Hannah and having her own bedroom. In the new house, her bed and dresser are in the hallway at the top of the stairs. She is excited to be going back to a real schoolhouse though. She just hopes that her new teacher is nice.

Lily gro
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A NEW HOME FOR LILY by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher is an exciting YRSER fiction(ages 8-12) Children book set in Pennsylvania Amish country. #2 in “The Adventures of Lily Lapp”,but can be read as a stand alone. See,” A Big Year for Lily”. A story of adventure,laughter,faith,friends,love,small town,the Amish community, a new school, mischief and wonder. A must read for not only ages 8-12 but for all ages. Follow Lily Lapp on an adventure of hope and wonder. I enjoy Ms. Woods Fisher ...more
Annie Kate
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit, fiction
Lily Lapp has moved to Pennsylvania, to a new Amish community. So much is different: the kitchen with its orange counters, the school girls, the church, her little bed in the hall. The house is ugly; the ideas are different; and Lily longs for her old life in New York.

But it gets better. Father unexpectedly buys goats. Lily makes gallons of grey jello for Grandma’s birthday. Cousin Hannah moves from Pennsylvania. Spring arrives....


Obviously, Lily’s family is Christian but this is a background
ohhhhh, how good it is to "see" Lily and her family again. The dear little girl is quite precocious at times in this story, so sweet though and when she's taken advantage of by "meanies" (aka a couple of school bullies), one's heart can't help but feel for her. Speaking of those bullies, they sure left a bad taste in the mouth and I personally wanted to throttle some sense into them. Guess that shows I was into the story. LOL

2 parts that made me sad or frown:
- the aforementioned bullies b/c bu
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lily Lapp and her family from their farm in New York to a new one in Pennsylvania, and Lily is not happy about all the changes! You will love this charming story as you see what Lily is going through from a child's perspective. Be prepared to laugh and cry along with Lily as she learns to make new friends, has to live in a new house, and has to deal with life's little challenges.
I totally loved this story! It is so sweet and innocent, and different from any thing I have ever read. I would almo
Like the first book, lots of interesting info about the Amish culture and lifestyle, and Lily is such a neat little girl, good but not perfect, honest thoughts. I was somewhat dismayed by how really nasty,mean, and hateful some of the kids are at her new school, especially the horrid preacher's daughter, and her mother is a disgusting example of a Christian wife and mother. She is a despicable person!

I have never liked such stories unless the bad people get what is coming to them/what they dese
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Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review: This is a wonderful book about a young Amish girl named Lily, whose family has moved New York to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. This book has 36 chapters which actually turn out to be 36 wonderful short stories about Lily's daily life and her family and friends. Lily finds herself in many "fun" situations which are very enjoyable to read. Because the chapters seem more like a group of short stories, this makes it easy to read and I recommend it for 4th grade or older.(rev. P ...more
This was an excellent second installment in the Lily series. It covers her move to a new Amish community and the addition of a new sibling. The story is written in a way to appeal to young girls, up to about the age of middle school. I appreciated the way the author presents the characters' emotions and challenges, but without using disrespect toward her authorities.
Aug 31, 2015 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
lily lapp is so adorable and cute I would reccomend this book to any little girl so far they moved and now there going through boxes but there's a little surprise in one of them that's all I'm gonna say for now
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: youth
This was as charming and sweet as the first book in the series. However, more than in the first book the author has an very annoying habit of reiterating part of Lily's thoughts. So annoying. (Imagine that in almost every other paragraph. See what I mean?)
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The adventures continue in the second book in the Life with Lily series! Lily has now moved into a new home and fun and adventure await around every corner! This is a delightful book, fun for the entire family to read together!
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is such a sweet book! My 8 year old daughter loved it and wanted me to read it. Not really my usual reading taste but was glad to read a book that meant so much to her.
Virginia Winfield
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very cute book. Will read the next. Reminds me of the little house books.
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
More about Lily's life--her parents decide to move and Lily misses her best friend and cousin.Lily has many adventures and mishaps trying to grow up.
Sheila Bigelow
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
excellent read for young readers!
Angie Libert
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nevada's sayings a new home for lily is a good book. and i like it becues lily try to not be so mean to the bully. and to love the bully.but she had a hard time trying to be nice.
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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 ...more
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