Fisher, Suzanne Woods. Anna’s Crossing: An Amish Beginnings Novel. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.
Since she is the only one from her community who can speak English, Anna Konig feels she must make the trip across the Atlantic aboard the merchant ship, Charming Nancy, to Pennsylvania where her father awaits. Determined to make the journey and return home, Anna experiences hardship, illness and terrible conditions below deck on the ship. Meeting Bairn, the ship’s carpenter, changes not only Anna but Bairn as well. With in-depth discussion questions and the author’s well researched information included at the end, Anna’s Crossing is an interesting beginning to a unique Amish series…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read and enjoyed previous Amish novels from Suzanne Woods Fisher, I was excited to start her new series An Amish Beginnings. Taking place on a ship almost exclusively throughout the novel, I was intrigued yet also educated on the Charming Nancy. The history lesson which was gleaned from this fictional novel was recognized and welcomed, especially that which was meticulously researched and provided in the author’s note at the end. Well written with interesting information, suspenseful twists, credible characters and God’s faithfulness and forgiveness all intertwined.
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Anna’s Crossing from Revell for my honest review*