Anna’s Crossing

Book One in the new Amish Beginnings
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Anna’s Crossing

An Amish Beginnings

ISBN: 0800723198

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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 writ in.

  • The buzz is starting for Anna’s CrossingPublisher’s Weekly said, “This book is a winner.” (That’s huge!) Romantic Times gave it four stars. Booklist said, "Fisher takes readers on an incredible journey in the first of her new Amish Beginnings series. Tracking a 1737 voyage of early Amish immigrants, this inspirational novel is rich in nautical and religious history and authentic detail… 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." And USA Today is going to feature it in their ‘Happy Ever After’ section.
  • Anna’s Crossing is the story of two very unlikely people (a young Amish woman and a Scottish ship’s carpenter) who meet in a most unlikely place (on a sea crossing) and discover they have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
  • Anna’s Crossing has been trickling into the bookstores—and it's now officially available everywhere. If you’ve had a chance to read Anna’s Crossing, I’d be so very grateful if you would leave a brief (just a sentence) and honest (I do mean that!) review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or CBD. Your words carry weight!
And if you haven’t read it but think you might like to, here’s a peek at the first chapter.

History of the Amish Shareable Images || The Scoop:

  • Anna’s Crossing provided quite a bit for the scrap pile. My background is non-fiction writing, so I am always digging for details and historical info, interviewing people, and collecting intriguing trivia to weave into a story. I want a novel to be credible—but too much information can bog down a story. (Just ask my editor!)
  • However, much of that trivia is fascinating. So . . . I had an idea. To celebrate the March 3rd release date of Anna’s Crossing, I’m pulling things from my scrap basket to post a daily graphic of Amish history onto my social media. I hope you’ll enjoy them. You're invited to share them with your friends, too!
  • To share, you can pin directly from this page using the pin-it button on your browser. If you want to post the graphic on Facebook or Twitter, simply right-click the image to save it to your computer. Then you can upload it directly to Facebook or Twitter. If you want to share an image on Instagram, head to this page on your mobile device, and scroll to the image you want. Hold your finger on the image to pop up some save options. The image will save to your phone, and from there, you can upload it to Instagram.
  • Be sure to tag all your posts about Anna's Crossing with the hashtag #AnnasCrossing! I'll be keeping an eye out for these posts, liking them, and maybe even sharing a few of yours on my social media!
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