Sunday, March 08, 2015

Book Review: Anna's Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Anna Konig is not the adventurous type. She is quite comfortable in her village with her grandparents and would be happy to spend the remainder of her life there. However, she is the only one in her Amish community that can speak English and they need her help to get to the New World where they can escape the coming persecution for their beliefs.
So leaving everything she loves behind, Anna sets out on the long voyage to seek a New Land for her people. Though the journey is hard and dangerous, Anna works hard to keep spirits up and help others where she can. That means she is often in the company of the handsome ship's carpenter, Bairn. The two form an unlikely friendship as they try to make the journey bearable for the passengers. But when a dangerous station arises and Bairn discovers a startling discovery about his past, they will have to make some tough decisions about the future!

Once again Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a charming tale about the Amish people. While her books are usually set in the present day, I love that this book sheds some light on the beginnings of this people and their coming to America. The characters are wonderful and I loved getting to know them. I read this entire book in one sitting and I really hope that we will get to visit this group of families again!

Thank you so much to Revell Publishers for a free copy of this book to review.

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