Anna's Crossing

series: Amish Beginnings

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"This novel is a winner."--Publishers Weekly

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 found Anna's Crossing to be everything I love in a novel, especially in a historical novel! Fast paced, character driven, filled with rich descriptions and enjoyable dialogue. It was a pleasure to read, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to endorse it."--Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


Endorsements

"I found Anna's Crossing to be everything I love in a novel, especially in a historical novel! Fast paced, character driven, filled with rich descriptions and enjoyable dialogue. It was a pleasure to read and I am honored to have had the opportunity to endorse it."

Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


The Author

  1. Suzanne Woods Fisher
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    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing, The Newcomer, and The Return in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill...

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Reviews

Praise for The Letters

"Twin themes of provision and providence anchor several storylines . . . fans will cheer at this latest offering from the popular Amish specialist."--Publishers Weekly

"Readers will enjoy the wonderful storyline, interesting characters, and unexpected twists and turns of this first book in the Inn at Eagle Hill series."--CBA Retailers+Resources

"I devoured The Letters in one sitting. Suzanne Woods Fisher weaves a cast of authentic characters, real-life problems, and a beautiful setting into a sweet and satisfying story. I can't wait for the second in the series!"
--Leslie Gould, Christy-award winning and bestselling author of Adoring Addie

Praise for The Calling

"Fisher's new romance novel has enough twists and turns to satisfy any reader, but those who want to see the special world of Amish culture and family will be rewarded too."--Literary Scene

"The second book in the Inn at Eagle Creek series is filled with romance, family secrets, and characters who are searching for fulfillment in their lives with some unexpected results. Fisher is an amazing author. She has written a believable story about those who embrace their flaws."--RT Book Reviews

Praise for The Revealing

"In the final book of Fisher's riveting Inn at Eagle Hill series, the storyline flows smoothly throughout and readers are given answers to all of their questions. Readers can expect deceptions, revelations, and a lot of romance. Fisher is a talented writer and does not disappoint fans of Amish fiction."--RT Book Reviews

"This novel is a winner."

Publishers Weekly

"Fisher takes readers on an incredible journey. . . . Tracking a 1737 voyage of early Amish immigrants, this inspirational novel is rich in nautical and religious history and authentic detail. Readers beware: the rolling ocean waves, grime, and festering lower-deck quarters are not for the faint of stomach. Those who summon the courage to read about the raw immigrant experience on this treacherous crossing will find a deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope."

Booklist

"Anna and Bairn's sweet romance will satisfy readers with an interest in Amish history."

RT Book Reviews

"Fisher's extensive research shines in this well-written historical novel as she re-creates life aboard a ship in 1737. . . . Unexpected twists and turns; themes of trust, faith, and letting go of the past; and a surprise ending add up to a thoroughly enjoyable read for Amish fiction fans."

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