Saturday, July 20, 2019

Anna's Crossing By Suzanne Woods Fisher My Review

I love historical fiction and this book was full of it! It was also full of adventure, romance, and all the good stuff I've come to expect from Suzanne Woods Fisher's books. Although it came out in 2015, I hadn't left a review for it online, but after giving it a second read I just had to share!

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 writing.
via Revell Books

Both Anna and Bairn have their own characteristics that keep building up throughout the story and into the ending. Anna's strong but silent-type character comes through with her bravery and faith, while Bairn is the gruffer, lost-his-faith-long-ago sort who we see grow throughout the story.

Both characters come together in what makes for a great and thrilling read that I highly recommend!
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