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 assigned to one bed but that was almost never held to. Profit-hungry shipowners and captains were known to assign up to as many as ten per bed.
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An Amish Beginnings
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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.
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Ten people per bed! The Amish pioneers crossing the sea had more hardships than we will ever know. My heart goes out to them because the trip to religious freedoms was really the only chance of survival for them. They gave up their homes and all that they had to come to America. Many of them lost family members along the way. Their faith ment so much to them.
Thanks for these history tidbits each day.
God Bless you for sharing