The Newcomer

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A fresh start in the New World will test Anna's resolve . . . and her heart

In 1737, Anna König staggers off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. It's a time of new beginnings, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom.
 
But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World, his enthusiasm evaporates. When a ship captain offers him a first mate position, he grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him?
 
As a newcomer joins the church, Anna is torn. This man is everything Bairn is not--bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And he is here. Bairn is not. 
 
Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves the lives of Bairn, Anna, and the newcomer together. When the secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?


Praise for Anna's Crossing

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

"Everything I love in a novel."--Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"A deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope."--Booklist

"A thoroughly enjoyable read."--CBA Retailers + Resources


Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


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  1. Suzanne Woods Fisher
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    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    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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Praise for Anna's Crossing

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

"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

"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."--CBA Retailers + Resources


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