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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Revell Review-Anna's Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Good morning everyone!! In case you didn't know, today is Amish day. (Actually it really isn't a Holiday or anything but it is Amish day here at Tracks and Chapters!) Our first lovely author is Suzanne Woods Fisher!! Suzanne's newest book Anna's Crossing completely captivated me as she combined her Amish style with an old world feel to it. It was amazing and it brought this to mind:

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” -Christopher Columbus 

After that one came to mind, I of course felt the need to find another:

“So tractable, so peaceable are these people that I swear to your Majesties there is not in the world a better nation. They love their neighbors as themselves, and their discourse is ever sweet and gentle and accompanied with a smile; and though it is true that they are naked, yet their manners are decorous and praiseworthy.” 
-Christopher Columbus

That saying hit me... in fact I wrote a whole post about it HERE.



On a hot day in 1737 in Rotterdam, Anna K├Ânig reluctantly sets foot on the Charming Nancy, a merchant ship that will carry her and her fellow Amish believers across the Atlantic to start a new life. As the only one in her community who can speak English, she feels compelled to go. But Anna is determined to complete this journey and return home--assuming she survives. She's heard horrific tales of ocean crossings and worse ones of what lay ahead in the New World. But fearfulness is something Anna has never known. 

Ship's carpenter Bairn resents the somber people--dubbed Peculiars by the deckhands--who fill the lower deck of the Charming Nancy. All Bairn wants to do is to put his lonely past behind him, but that irksome and lovely lass Anna and her people keep intruding on him.

Delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions test the mettle and patience of everyone on board. When Anna is caught in a life-threatening situation, Bairn makes a discovery that shakes his entire foundation. But has the revelation come too late?

*I loved*

My first thought for Suzanne Woods Fisher the next time I see one of her books will be this: "She's the most creative Amish writer I've ever read!" No, but seriously, Suzanne did an AMAZING job on this story line. I've never read anything like it and I'm sure not many other people have. The cover was beautiful and really got me excited to read it.  The characters were amazing. I loved Bairn the determined Scot and I equally loved Anna and her sweet, gentle spirit.  

*Not my favorite*

This empty slot is the exact reason that Suzanne earned 5 stars.  My idea of a perfect Amish book!! :)
*My Rating*

I give Anna's Crossing...

5 stars!!

*My overall thoughts*

Anna's Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher is an inspiring Amish Historical story based all the way in the 1600s. It features some of the most real, special characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading in an Amish book. One of my favorites in the Amish genre and I'll be sure to read more of Suzanne!
 *Where to get it*

*Meet the Author*

*I received this book from and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts were my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

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