Thursday, March 28, 2019

Book Review: A New Home for Lily

A New Home for Lily (Adventures of Lily Lapp #2) Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2013. Revell. 266 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: There was only one thing Lily Lapp liked about her new house in Pennsylvania. One thing.

Premise/plot: If the first book in the series reminded me of Little House on the Prairie (the books), the second book reminds me of the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. The Lapp family has moved from New York to Pennsylvania. They have just been in their new home a day or two when Lily and her brother, Joseph, start school. The novel focuses on their lives and relationships.

My thoughts: I loved, loved, loved this one! Lily is such a dear of a character. Don't take that to mean that she's super-wholesome and sweet. She's very relatable. We're kindred spirits. I think my favorite scene in this one involves Lily's mishap with Jello. She's starting to take an interest in cooking, in learning to cook. Her mother has her make jello for a family get together. Lily either doesn't read the instructions or ignores the instructions. She adds A CUP of dry jello for every person coming. As you can imagine that would require mixing different flavors to get enough. By the time her mother realizes Lily's mistake, it's too late!

I also love the writing in this one. It's great.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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