Sunday, April 5, 2015

Anna's Crossing ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher

  • File Size: 4877 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800723198
  • Publisher: Revell (February 24, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 February 24, 2015

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.

My take on this book:
Anna's Crossing was a different type of "Amish" story from Suzanne Woods Fisher, and different can be good! I really enjoyed the historical aspects of the story and of course the fact that it was an Amish story. While I wasn't crazy about the ship setting and the pirate language I know that the author was just being authentic with her storyline, and she does make the reader feel as if they are on board a ship! There was a few twists, one major one at the end, along with romance and a bit of suspense that kept me turning the pages. An interesting look at Amish coming to America! I am anxious to revisit these characters in the next book in the series!

A complimentary copy was provided for review.

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