Book Review: “Anna’s Crossing” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

March 13, 2015 at 5:14 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Suzanne Woods Fisher in her new book, “Anna's Crossing book coverAnna’s Crossing” published by Revell introduces us to Anna König .

From the back cover:  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.

The Amish. Say what you will, good or bad, you do have to admit they are an interesting group. Now, for the first time, Ms. Fisher explores the beginnings of The Amish here in America. This is a fascinating study of a very determined group of people and the extreme hardships they had to endure. Ocean crossings, Life-threatening situations, illness and romance, these are all ingredients in this highly entertaining story.  Suzanne Woods Fisher writes an interesting story that moves along at a remarkably brisk pace.  Ms. Fisher has a lot of characters to work with and she provides an excellent story for them to grow in.

You can find “Anna’s Crossing” at a discount at  http://www.deepershopping.com/item/fisher-suzanne/annas-crossing-amish-beginnings-v1/6185314.html

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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