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Anna’s Crossing Release Day: Plus iPad & Kindle Giveaway!

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction

Anna’s Crossing has been trickling into the bookstores—and it’s now officially available everywhere. Thank you so much for your support to help launch this book! It’s getting some terrific reviews. 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 …

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History of the Amish: Day 30

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 30 Tomorrow is the big day! The official release date of Anna’s Crossing!!  I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. Check back tomorrow to see if you are the winner of the iPad giveaway I’ve been hosting! The number of Amish who emigrated during the 1700s was around five hundred. Here’s what …

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History of the Amish: Day 29

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 29 Only a few more days until March 3rd and the official release date of Anna’s Crossing!! To celebrate, I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. In 1738, the Charming Nancy was among the most seriously overcrowded of the ships. It is thought that the ship may have still been contaminated with disease …

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History of the Amish: Day 28

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 28 The official release date of Anna’s Crossing is almost here! To celebrate, I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. Here is today’s fact: The following year, 1738, became known as “The Year of the Destroying Angels.” It brought the largest year of German immigration, and the highest ship mortality.   Don’t …

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History of the Amish: Day 26

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 26 Only a few more days until March 3rd and the official release date of Anna’s Crossing!! To celebrate, I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. Check back tomorrow for a new fact! There is a record of one ship that arrived at Philadelphia with only four living passengers. Be sure to share …

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History of the Amish: Day 25

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 25 The official release date of Anna’s Crossing is almost here! To celebrate, I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. Here is today’s fact: A haunting custom of 18th century ship life: If a woman should die in childbirth, the dead mother and the living child were both thrown into the sea …

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History of the Amish: Day 24

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 24 One more week until March 3rd and the official release date of Anna’s Crossing!! I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. Here is today’s fact: The beds in the Charming Nancy were set in rows, side-by-side, and stacked to the ceiling. Supposedly, no more than two persons were to be …

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History of the Amish: Day 23

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

History of the Amish: Day 23 Have you heard? Anna’s Crossing releases March 3rd. To celebrate, I’ve been sharing history tidbits I’ve learned about the Amish on my blog and social media. A seven-year-old child stood a fifty percent chance of surviving an ocean voyage in the 1700s, while a child under a year of age rarely survived. If you are new to the series, …

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History of the Amish: Day 22

Suzanne Amish, Books, Fiction, Writing

The release date for Anna’s Crossingis drawing near! To celebrate, I’m sharing from my scrap basket and posting a daily graphic of Amish history onto my blog and social media. Check back tomorrow for a new fact! History of the Amish: Day 22 Hans Jacob Kauffman was the passenger who kept the diary on the Charming Nancy. He described over twenty-four …