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We need your help! Which cover is your favorite for the first book in the “Adventures with Lily Lapp” series? And why? Poll ends tonight, so hurry, hurry, hurry!



About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    1 vote for #1,because I love the smile on the little girls face.

  2. Linda Ortiz says:

    I like number 2 cover.

  3. Pat says:

    I vote for number 1, love that sweet smile!

  4. Connie Jean says:

    While I think number one is cuter with her smile… I think number two is more pleasing to the eye as far as book covers go. SO my vote is #2

  5. Anonymous says:

    Go with Number 1, Her smile is adorable

  6. Shaun Renee says:

    I vote for #1. Love her smile.

  7. Amanda says:

    I vote for # 2. Something about way the little girl and the background send a peaceful message. Makes me want to read the book NOW!

  8. Adina Senft says:

    I love #1. There's something charming and mischievous about it, and it seems less cluttered.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Omgoodness!!!! I vote for #1, that is the sweetest!

  10. Lori O. says:

    Although I loooove the smile in #1, I agree that #2 looks great for a book cover.

  11. Allyson says:

    I like them both but I think number 2 is more mischievous and thus fitting for "ADVENTURES with Lily Lapp"

  12. Judi says:

    I would say #1 cover as it looks more friendly and not as a "posed" look. πŸ™‚

  13. Leah Hammack says:

    I vote for #1, the smile is infectious, but also as it is about the Amish, I like it better that she is not looking at the camera

  14. Heidi says:

    I like the first one. It seems natural and even the youngest of Amish children are trained not to pose for pictures. I think it captures her in her element and gives us a sense of mischief that all children find. I can't wait to read it:-)

  15. Lady Hatter Chatter says:

    Love #1, it looks natural, like she's been caught off-guard. But, either is just adorable!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE number 2! It is SO cute! for newsletter!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    I choose two

  18. Carolyn says:

    I like # 1.
    She looks so happy and innocent.

    Carolyn Jefferson

  19. Judy says:

    I like #2. She looks so sweet and off to do her chores! It doesn't seem like it is posed like the first one does.


  20. Anonymous says:

    #1 because it is such a natural smile
    Sally Roehr

  21. lollipops says:

    I like the second one. She looks mischievous and so cute, not as posed.

  22. Valerie says:

    Cover number 2! She looks like she is up to mischief!!

  23. Kathie Mohr says:

    I liked number 1, I agree with Heidi, It doesnt look as posed. She looks happy and enjoying her little life.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I like #1 – her smile is warm and it makes you wonder what she is looking at with that pretty smile on her face.

  25. Melanie Theisen says:

    I like #2, looks more like she's off on an adventure – #2 is too posed.

  26. Regina says:

    Definitely #1! The cover just pulls you in and grabs you. Love it!

  27. Sherry Gore says:

    Number one, for a variety of reasons. It's gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  28. Lourdes says:

    Love #1 to me it seems more natural 2 looks more like a pose.

  29. Sarah says:

    Her expression in #1 is just precious, but I think cover #2 is more appealing for a book cover.

  30. Mary Ellen Ashenfelder says:

    I like #2. Not sure why — it just appeals to me. She is so cute πŸ™‚

  31. Audra says:

    I like number 2. She looks a little mischievous in it.

  32. Dena says:

    Vote for #1 I think that is shows the work ethic more of the Amish than just leaning on a tree. Besides, that smile is wonderful! Both are cute though!

  33. Mrs Tina says:

    They are both great pictures, but I pick #1. I love the smile in that one, it looks like she was caught off guard with the photo.

    The second one looks like she is standing there waiting for her picture to be taken.

    Blessings, Tina

  34. Michelle says:

    Number two! So cute!!

  35. Mippy says:

    I like number 1 cover because she has cute little smile and looks like she's up to some mischief or has a secret…it makes me want to know more about her. πŸ™‚

  36. Sylvia says:

    #1 Love her smile as she turns to ask "Well are you coming"?

  37. Debbi says:

    I vote for cover #2, just captures the eye and looks more inviting. I love the smile on the first one but two is the grapper.

  38. Kelly says:

    I asked our daughter, Gracie, who will be a 11 in a couple of weeks. We met you in Sarasota, Fl. with Sherry Gore. πŸ™‚ Gracie said #2 b/c it looks like she is having a rest after finishing up her chores. πŸ™‚ Kelly Pitt

  39. Anne Payne says:

    Number 1! Not only is her smile adorable, but the way she's looking back over her shoulder and the expression on her face says so much about her personality! It makes my imagination run rampant thinking about the mischief she might be getting into πŸ™‚

  40. Lisa Nelson says:

    I vote for number 2!
    I like both pictures, but I really like the relaxed look of the girl leaning against the tree, she looks shy but friendly.

  41. Anonymous says:

    number 1 is my pick she looks like she is up to something

  42. Nancee says:

    Number 1. I like the fact that she is not looking at the camera, since the Amish do not photograph. The first one could have been captured without her knowing the picture was being taken. Number 2 is acorable too, but too posed for an Amish photo.

  43. Karla says:

    I LOVE the first one due to that sweet rather mischievous look on the little girl's face. Appealing and grabs your attention right away.

  44. Linda says:

    I would choose #2. She looks so sweet and innocent. Sometimes those are the ones you need to watch more!

  45. Christy Janes says:

    #1 is my fave. I like that she's not looking directly at the camera like #2. #1 looks more natural.

  46. Wen says:

    I love #1 adorabe

  47. Anne - Mommy Has to Work says:

    I like number one. I like that she's looking away.

  48. Ronda says:


  49. Sandy Kaczanowcke says:

    I would vote for #1. They are both great but in the first one she looks like she is up to something and I think it fits better to the title of the book. She looks like she is adventurous.

  50. shots57 says:

    Number 11is hands down! Don't know if my first post got posted didn't see it appear.

  51. shots57 says:

    Typo #1

  52. Wendy Newcomb says:

    You gotta go with #2!

  53. A Bite of Everything and Chocolate Too says:

    I vote for #1. Its a not so typical cover that will be an attention grabber.

  54. Patti says:

    I vote for number 1. I just love the smile on her face.

  55. kykitty says:

    number one for me

  56. Anonymous says:

    I prefer the second cover, because I think that the tree and barn door frame the little girl better.
    Kaye Whitney

  57. Debbie says:

    I love #1 with the little girl looking back. It just seems to capture a outgoing, playful girl.

  58. tweezle says:

    I adore #1. The smile is real and draws me to want to read the book. #2 is much more "fake" looking and not as pleasing.

  59. Cindy says:

    I like the number 1 cover. I think a spark of personality shows up in that one

  60. Anonymous says:

    I think #2…not sure of my reason why it just seemed to grab my attention

    Geri Kelley

  61. Mocha with Linda says:

    #1, definitely. Not so posed, and it doesn't seem right for an Amish girl to look straight into a camera.

  62. Anonymous says:


  63. Pat says:

    My favorite is #1. However, they are both precious. Just something about that sweet little girl.

  64. NancyMehl says:

    Number 1. Darling picture.

  65. Jettie says:

    #1 she has that mischievous look

  66. Anonymous says:

    #1 she is so adorable.

  67. Jenny says:

    #1 gets my vote…can't wait! =)

  68. emtdlb says:

    #1 looks more natural to me-the other looks posed

  69. Susan says:


  70. Anonymous says:

    I vote for #1 because she is not looking at the camera.

  71. LDH says:

    #2 is my favorite

  72. Anonymous says:

    I choose #1!!!

  73. Mags says:

    #1!! She looks like she's on an adventure! πŸ™‚

  74. Marilyn says:

    @ 2 is my choice!

  75. The imPerfect Housewife says:

    Number 1 gets my vote!

  76. Anonymous says:

    #1 is the best cover.

  77. Jane Reeves says:

    I like cover #1 the best…

  78. Anonymous says:

    #1 for sure….
    #2 looks "staged"…..

    darling little girl posing…..

  79. Anonymous says:

    #1 has my vote.

  80. Joyce says:

    I like #2 It just seems more realistic to me!

  81. Anonymous says:

    I vote for #1.

    Both pictures are lovely, but I think in #1 the adorable little girl looks more ready for adventure – she's even looking behind her as if she thinks someone is already following or chasing her, or as if she's inviting them to – whereas in #2 she looks more sedate and patient (and therefore, in my opinion, not as adventurous).

    Can't wait to begin reading the series!


  82. Liz says:

    I like both but if I had to pick it would be #2. Can't wait to read.

  83. Leslie says:

    Both are precious! Good luck!

  84. Jill says:


  85. Susannah says:

    I vote for #1. I would be more apt to pick up a book with that as the cover. She is very sweet and happy and ready to go! Great cover!


  86. AverettLadyNana says:

    the one of her looking back it doesn't look poise where the one looking at the camera could. And have hard Amish don't poise for pictures…

  87. vintagebaby says:

    I vote for #2 it is a very appealing look. They are both sweet pictures though but #2 looks like she has a story to tell. So looking forward to reading this book.

  88. Connie says:

    I vote for #1 because I love the smile on her mouth and in her eyes. She looks like she's one happy little girl πŸ™‚

  89. eyeballlucy says:

    I cast my vote for #1…….

  90. Gail Becker says:

    I vote for #1.

  91. Karen says:

    Love #1!

  92. Ashley McLure says:

    #1, it looks more natural!

  93. Anonymous says:

    I love that smile on picture #1- looks like she has done got into some mischief- how adorable!!!!

  94. Monica @The Mennobrarian says:


  95. grammyscraps says:

    Love, love #2

  96. Anonymous says:


  97. Tammy says:

    It is so hard to choose as they are both too cute! Are you doing both hard and soft covers? If so one on each cover would be a great way doing that! If not then cover 2 is my pick!

  98. Sheryl W. says:

    #2……I got a warmer feeling when I saw it! πŸ™‚ Hard to explain!

  99. Anonymous says:

    #1 just the sweet smile on the little girl.

  100. Amy says:

    OK: Number 1 is adorable.. and since the title is 'Life with Lily', I am guessing she is a bit mischievous and has lots of ups and downs. So go with number one. Number 2 is more reserved, quaint, and perhaps the perfect cover for the 2nd book in the series!

  101. Anonymous says:

    Love the second one!

  102. Janet Martin says:

    my choice is #1 she just looks like a Lily precious:)

  103. dynnamae says:

    I prefer #1. The little girl looks so natural in that photo.

  104. collettakay says:

    #1. Love her smile πŸ™‚

  105. Knitwit says:

    #2 – she invites me in to read her story.

  106. Anonymous says:


  107. Unknown says:

    #2 It is eye catching!

  108. Lisa in Texas = ) says:

    I really like #1 :O)

  109. The Jones Family says:

    I like cover #1. May I also say that I was just blown away when I came to your blog….I have started reading your books recently and you are truly one of my favorite authors. I had no idea that clicking on the link to "my co-author's blog" would bring me to the blog of someone whose books I already love. Keep writing! Thanks!

  110. Twyla says:

    I love number 1 because of her beautiful smile. Her facial expression is so open, inviting and endearing.

  111. Anonymous says:

    I like the #1 because it looks natural and not posed

  112. E-Mail Buddies says:

    Vote for #1, live the smile.

  113. Jennifer Ryland says:

    I love them both but I would have to say #2 is my pick. Her face just looks like it is inviting you to come join in the adventure. She also has a certain mischievous look to her.

  114. Laura says:

    I love them both, but for a book cover I like #2 better. Not sure why…

  115. teacherpanda says:

    I vote for cover #2

  116. Lisa says:

    I don't like either one, they look fake…..Amish don't pose. I think it would look better to not have an actual person posing, making just a shot of an Amish farm. Or just her hand with the bucket from the back.

  117. Anonymous says:

    I like number 1, cause it looks natural and childlike!

  118. Anonymous says:

    I like #1 the most. They're both so precious!

  119. toni c says:

    I like number 2 ,the red tablecloth just stands out to me !!

  120. Patricia says:

    I like # 2 as it has that shy look that most Amish children have

  121. Anonymous says:

    #1 most definitely. She's got some mischief in her!

  122. Melissa L. says:

    I like number 1! It looks like she is being more like a child. She is looking back like I dare you to follow me!!

  123. Anonymous says:

    My pick would be #2.

  124. Jo Ann says:

    I like picture # 1.. Its nature and she isn't posing for the picture. Reminds me of the way little kids look when they have done something mischievous. Love it….

  125. Phyllis Blickensderfer says:

    # 1 – it's winner!!

  126. Lisa Suit says:

    I like both of them, but I'd say # 1 πŸ™‚

  127. Anonymous says:

    They are both great pictures but for me i would go with one where she smiling and showing teeth,and caring the pail of milk.
    And if you have another book of this little girl coming after the first then the second picture would be the next chose.(Guess i'm just wishful thinking out loud here).

    regardless of witch picture you chose i'm going to look froward reading the book once it hits the shelves!

  128. kat says:

    #1 I love her smile cant wait for the series

  129. Anonymous says:

    I vote for # 1.. her smile is Priceless…

  130. Anonymous says:

    Being her dad, I vote for both! But, if I had to choose, I would choose #2. It looks so much like her personality. I'm a proud papa!

  131. Anonymous says:

    #1. I prefer her not looking at the camera directly.

  132. Anonymous says:

    Girl #1 is my favorite. She looks like she'll be a friend. Girl #2 looks like she's only smiling because someone told her she had to.

  133. regina says:

    #1, it makes me want to see who or what is coming up from behind.

  134. Donna Harmon says:

    #1. An Amish child would not "pose" as in the second. The first looks natural with her kapp a little back and tendrils of her hair escaping in the breeze.

  135. Kathleen says:

    I like everything about #1, so I vote for it.

  136. Barbara says:

    #1!!!! Don't exactly know why… but I think it just fits more & is more natural as an Amish child.

  137. Vera says:

    I vote for cover #1. It is "all little girl" – sweetness, a mischievous glint in her sweet eyes, a bucket for carrying her chores or her treasures, etc. She is also centered on the cover and centered on the "title band"

  138. Sharon GARDNER says:

    Number 2 because she looks a bit more serious and not so "impish."

  139. Courtney Ferguson says:

    What cute gorgeous covers. I vote for #2

  140. Anonymous says:

    #1 I love her smile!

  141. Anonymous says:

    I love them both! But I like #1 the best. Seems to be intriguing…what is she thinking. I'm sure the book will be wunderbaar no matter which cover is chosen! Dar Frigo Guidry

  142. Anonymous says:

    Number 2 is the best!

  143. Colleen's Blog Long Island NY says:

    I vote for #1.

  144. Dan Endy says:

    #1. her smile is awesome. I feel like #2 is the typical Amish book cover.

  145. Irene Hartwig says:

    Definitely #1. I love her smile. I also detect a hint of mischief in that smile.

  146. Terra says:

    I definitely vote for #1. I think it looks more natural. Gorgeous girl, btw!

  147. Cindy says:

    Not sure you could go wrong with either cover, but my vote is for #2,

  148. Jamy says:

    I love them both, but I would go with #1. The adorable smile simply melts your heart.

  149. Mitzie says:

    The first cover is the total innocence and happiness of youth but I think she also looks like she is ready to have an adventure in her protected world. I vote for cover #1.

  150. Stephanie says:

    I vote for #2, the first one looks a little bit like the American Girls series, but I like the composition of the second one better, the layout is more pleasing to the eye.

  151. Emily says:


  152. Jennifer says:

    I like #2. The smile on the little girl on cover #1 is very cute, but I like the layout of cover #2 better. I'm excited to read this when it comes out!

  153. Kathy says:

    I think #1 because she looks sweet,but mischievous . Always up for fun!

  154. Anonymous says:


  155. Johnda S says:


  156. Mama Hen says:

    I vote for #1. It looks naturally precious; the other one looks much too posed.

  157. Anonymous says:

    I love both but if I had to choose it would be #2, good luck

  158. Bonnee Crawford says:

    I'll vote for #1, it looks much more natural and cute.

  159. Rhonda's Doings says:

    I vote for #1 but they are both adorable!!!

  160. Shari says:

    I vote for #1. Both are great but 1 is playful and natural looking.

  161. Anonymous says:

    Both are so sweet but I will vote for #2. Smile is so sweet & she looks so innocent.

  162. Diann says:

    Oh wow, tough decision. I like them both, but favor #1.

  163. Ingerlise Pietromartire says:

    My husband and I both like the first one because the little girl looks like she has just discovered something fun or is caught up in the moment of activity which alludes to the "adventure" in the title.

  164. Anonymous says:

    #1 Wow, what a sweet picture and smile! #2 is too posed

  165. Anonymous says:

    They both are pretty,but #2 is my favorite.Thanks…Jackie Tessnair

  166. ~Cathy says:

    I would choose cover #1 if the series is about her michievousness and antics. If the series focuses more on how sweet and obedient she it, I would choose cover #2. πŸ™‚

  167. Anonymous says:

    Definitely #2!

  168. Chrissy88 says:

    I like number 1 because it looks like you just caught her spontaneously. She looks a bit too mischeivous in number 2.

  169. Crystalyn Plattner says:

    My favorite is cover #1. Why? Because it captures the mischief of children that age. It is also a less cluttered picture and very 'Plain.'

  170. Anonymous says:

    As an "Englisher" who is interacting almost daily with young Amish children from half-dozen or so families, #2, with her shy, holding back, but intent gaze, much more closely reflects the children I see. Even after months of seeing me, and talking to me, they are intrigued, interested, but timid each new day, then warming up after a few minutes. Have never seen any appear like #1's posture and expression.

  171. Kd Brown says:

    I thought I liked #1 but now I like #2. This little girl is so cute that I think either one would be fantastic, Suzanne! Great choices. πŸ™‚

  172. Anonymous says:

    I love # 1!

  173. Tamara says:

    I like number 2. It looks more like a book cover.

  174. Ben says:

    I vote for number two. The little girls look is mischievous and I love the little pail that she is holding. Reminds me of Little House on the Prairie somehow and half pint . LOL
    Something familiar like that would make me buy the book. Now I'm curious.

  175. TanasiGirl says:

    I vote for number 1, as she looks the most adorable.

  176. Tammi says:

    I Vote for the 1st book cover.

  177. Kristina says:


  178. Anonymous says:

    #1 caught my eye the best πŸ™‚

  179. Shelby Danford says:

    I love her smile in #1 but I feel like #2 fits the time period … so #2 it is!

  180. Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide says:

    Love both, but #1 is my favorite.

  181. Sarah Sundin says:

    I love both of them!! I was instantly drawn to the natural adorable smile on #1, but something about #2 appeals to the little-girl-reader inside me, as if she were saying, "Come with me. Join me in my adventure. Let's be friends."

  182. Nancy says:

    I love both of them