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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Newcomer (Amish Beginnings #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher






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?


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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


My Review




The Newcomer is a sequel to Anna’s Crossing, a book that was written because of the public wanted more, and I sure did.
This book focus on the settlement and all that Jacob Bauer has accomplished prior to the families arrival, and our journey with this sect of Amish to their new homestead. We are reunited with all we came to know in the first book, and Anna has her hopes set on Barin, but will he be able to come back to his family and faith? We are also following on little imp Felix, who also leads us to some famous people in American history.
Now, there is enough information presented to read this book alone, but don’t miss the first book in this series, you won’t be disappointed.
Loved the twists and turns and you will hope that everyone will be reunited and that all will be well in the end, but wow what a journey you are about to experience with the original Amish settlement in America. A different Amish story, but we are traveling back to the original roots, a don’t miss book.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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