Friday, March 13, 2015

Anna's Crossing By Suzanne Woods Fisher

When Anna König first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naïve farmers--dubbed "Peculiars" by deckhands--across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna's serene nature. For her part, Anna can't seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship's carpenter, despite warnings.
When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late?
Amish fiction favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her fans back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing as seen through the eyes of a devout young woman and an irreverent man. Blending the worlds of Amish and historical fiction, Fisher is sure to delight her longtime fans even as she attracts new ones with her superb and always surprise-filled writing.

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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 and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Historical fiction, this was new for author Suzanne Fisher, I am happy to say I enjoyed it, but not as much as her contemporary Amish fiction which I LOVE.
The characters and the story line were very will rounded and interesting. It was just not a regular Amish fiction book you are use to by this author, but if your a fan of historical fiction I bet you will love this one. In true Suzanne Fisher fashion she brought the characters to life on every page.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Great review. I too love Suzanne Woods Fisher's books. I am looking forward to reading this one.

    Judy B

  2. I love it when an author can incorporate their story into historical events. I will have to buy this book. Great review.

  3. Sound interesting !! I am sure it's a good read .Thanks for the offer blessings,DanaGirl

  4. Thank you for a great review, Mary! Susan Woods Fisher is such a great writer.

  5. Thanks mary for your review. Suzanne is a favorite of mine and ranked high in the authors of Amish. I love to read her books and would love to win this one. Thanks and GOD bless you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  6. One of my favorite authors, plus one of my favorite genres, historical fiction! I am sure that this is a must read for me. Thank you Mary for this review!

  7. I like just history and I like a good fiction so I'm sure I will like this book. Thanks Mary

  8. Ooh this book sounds good. Thank you Mary