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Anna's Crossing
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Anna's Crossing


When Anna Konig 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 naive 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.

Title:Anna's Crossing
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages
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    Anna's Crossing Reviews

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Oct 19, 2014

    About this book:“Some endings are really beginnings... On a hot day in 1737 in Rotterdam, Anna Konig reluctantly sets foot on the Charming Nancy, a merchant ship that will carry her and her fellow A...

  • Faith
    Feb 21, 2017

    4.5 stars // When I first started this book, I wasn't sure what to think of it because it was going pretty slow and (quite honestly) I was bored at times. But I pushed through and I'm soooo glad I did...

  • Nancee
    Feb 03, 2015

    Anna's Crossing to the New World was anything but a vacation cruise across the ocean. As numerous Mennonites and Amish sought land and freedom to worship in the New World, none knew what awaited them ...

  • Nora St Laurent
    Jan 27, 2015

    I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that swept me into the middle of the seas and placed me on the Charming Nancy ship headed to America April 15th, 1737. The passengers were Mennonites fleei...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Dec 19, 2014

    Love, love, love this book! It's one of those ones you start without much expectation and by the end you are blown away. The setting is vividly depicted without overdrawn descriptions, the characters ...

  • Marian Baay
    Dec 11, 2014

    One word: excellent!...

  • Rachel Miller
    Nov 06, 2014

    Oh my goodness - what can I say about this AMAZING book!This is the first historical by Suzanne that I've read and I truly hope there are many more to come because I LOVED it! Not every single second ...

  • Carole Jarvis
    Nov 24, 2014

    Reviewed at The Power of Words:'s Crossing, a story about the first Atlantic crossing for the Amish in 1737, is such an impressive novel on many levels - character drive...

  • Alisha L.
    Feb 27, 2015

    "Anna's Crossing" is a historical fiction book about how some of the Amish first came to America. It shows some of the hardships that the Amish and Mennonites would have faced when they traveled by sh...

  • Rayleigh
    Mar 04, 2015

    I typically don't look twice at an Amish novel, not because I have anything against Amish, but because I find Amish fiction to all have the same story with only different characters by different autho...