Thanks to Revell Books for providing this copy of Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
Some endings are really beginnings . . .
On a hot day in 1737 in Rotterdam, Anna König reluctantly sets foot on the Charming Nancy, a merchant ship that will carry her and her fellow Amish believers across the Atlantic to start a new life. As the only one in her community who can speak English, she feels compelled to go.
But Anna is determined to complete this journey and return home–assuming she survives. She’s heard horrific tales of ocean crossings and worse ones of what lay ahead in the New World. But fearfulness is something Anna has never known.
Ship’s carpenter Bairn resents the somber people–dubbed Peculiars by the deckhands–who fill the lower deck of the Charming Nancy. All Bairn wants to do is to put his lonely past behind him, but that irksome and lovely lass Anna and her people keep intruding on him.
Delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions test the mettle and patience of everyone on board. When Anna is caught in a life-threatening situation, Bairn makes a discovery that shakes his entire foundation. But has the revelation come too late?
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing–and the lives of two intrepid people who braved it.
I have been a long time fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher. Her amish novels always fill me with such peace and tranquility.
In this novel, Suzanne does an amazing job of describing true to life events. It feels as if you are right there in the pages of the novel. During the storm on the boat, the sailing conditions and more, they are all very descriptive and do a great job of drawing the reader in.
Each page of this novel is filled with history. It is very appealing and not at all boring (like most history books). The characters are full of life and I love the story that each one shares.
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About the author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the…
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