ABOUT THE BOOK
In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom.
But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World--isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father--his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him?
When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not--bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not.
Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge
Thank you Suzanne for listening to my begging for another story about Bairn and Anna! I wasn't disappointed but now we have to see if they get married or not! The ending leaves us wondering if we will get to read about them again!?
You have a wonderful way of drawing us into a book and then leave us wanting for more!
I just couldn't put this book down!
Have you ever met a person and get a sixth sense of something isn't as it should be with that person like you cant really trust them?
Well, we meet such a person like that in this book and because he did make the story interesting!
Young Felix made me laugh in some places of the book and so did his awful dog. I never did understand why they called him an awful dog. Felix I can relate to at times. He's my favorite character. I love his enthusiasm and childish ways. He's also headstrong and doesnt want ro do as he's told.
Bairn is a very different person. He was raised at sea among the sailors and until Felix came along it sort of shifted things for Bairn lol!
Bairn is a leader just like his father. I love his confidence and that and his personality makes him a special person. He does need to find himself and I loved watching him change.
Anna is unique and her special self. I wiah that I can speake two different languages. Plus, she got grit and is able to hold ber own even in the New World.
I can't imagine being in that time or place although I would love to. I am glad that people can preserve history so that we don't forget what once was and that our past is who we are today.
I think the Amish were brave people.
They are like us English people wanting a new place to start over whether it be religions, or just want to have land. Roots is what I think it's called.
I also like how the author has put a tidbit of history at the end. I just live to read about things like that. I love how places,things and people get their names.
And I loved how Suzanne added a special person in the story! He was a treat!!!
I am hoping that Suzanne will write a third novel in this series. I want to see what happens to the little church of Ixhiem.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher with no obligation to review this book.
i also strongly recommend this book for people who love amish. This is a different kind of story about the Amish. But how I loved it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living.
Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can't life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.
Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com