by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The promise of a New World motivated many, including the Amish, to forsake their homelands. In Suzanne Woods Fisher’s historical novel Anna’s Crossing, 19-year-old Anna König would rather stay with her grandparents in Ixheim, Germany. But as the only English speaking Amish, Anna is needed on the journey. Although the voyage across the Atlantic aboard a merchant ship, the Charming Nancy, is fraught with difficulties and less than desirable living quarters, the ship’s carpenter Bairn is a breath of fresh air for Anna. An award-winning author, Suzanne Woods Fisher tells this tale of the beginning of Amish life in America with careful attention to detail and extensive character development.
How this brings more to life: See how some endings are really beginnings in Anna’s Crossing.