Monday, September 09, 2013

A Big Year For Lily

 A Big Year For Lily

By Mary Ann Kinsinger & Suzanne Woods Fisher

Published by Revell, July 2013

This series just keeps on getting better and better! This is the third book about Lily Lapp and her family as they continue to settle into their new community.

Lily celebrates her tenth birthday during this book and acquires "young lady" dresses and a new seat at church as a result, but there are some nasty events too.

Poor Lily still has to contend with Aaron Yoder, all round troublemaker and her bete-noir; what is worse is that her dear cousin and best friend seems to have developed a hopeless crush on Aaron which puts a strain on their friendship.

What is worse, someone at school is maliciously causing serious trouble for Lily and trying to frame her as a liar and a thief - will anyone believe that Lily is innocent?  Help comes from an unlikely source to reveal the truth and the identity of the mischief-maker, and events are settled in an appropriate and satisfying Amish fashion, though I must admit to feeling highly indignant on Lily's behalf and cherishing a secret  hope that when the perpetrator grows up, gets married and raises a family,  that the offspring will cause sleepless nights and heartache comparable to what poor Lily and her parents endured.........

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