Thursday, May 4, 2017

Free on Kindle for a Limited Time: "Anna's Crossing," by Suzanne Woods Fisher ~ Read My Review!

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 review: I loved reading this book about a little-known time in history. The author really did her research to fill the book with rich detail that made me feel as if I was on the boat with Anna and her Amish companions. There's plenty of action, a little romance, and interesting characters that make the story come alive and feel believable. More of Anna's story can be found in The Newcomer, but this story has a satisfying ending that culminates in the Amish's arrival in America.

Get "Anna's Crossing" on Amazon

About the Author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.

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