Anna’s Crossing, book one of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Amish Beginnings series, has been described as “fast paced, character driven, filled with rich descriptions and enjoyable dialogue.” In January, Anna’s journey will continue. Fisher draws readers back into the lives of characters they couldn’t soon forget—and one newcomer they have yet to meet.

After ten weeks at sea, Anna Konig and her fellow church members are eager to begin their new lives in the vibrant Pennsylvania frontier. Awaiting their arrival on the docks stands bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn.

A brand new start is under way for the reunited Bauer family and for Anna and Bairn’s shipboard romance. But in this time of new beginnings, the perfect moment cannot last.

Bairn soon comes to realize that his dream of the Amish New World does not match up with reality. His enthusiasm vanishes as he faces isolation, rigid expectations, and the control of his domineering father. So when a sea captain offers him the opportunity to cross the ocean one more time, he doesn’t hesitate to accept. But will Anna wait for him to return?

As soon as Henrik Newman joins the church, Anna feels her allegiance to Bairn tested. He seems to be everything that Bairn is not—bold, devoted, and after her heart. But the most dramatic difference is that Henrik is here, while Bairn is not.

Fisher weaves together the lives of Anna, Bairn, and Henrik in an unexpected turn of events far from the frontier. A secret comes out, and true love is put to the final test.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


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