Anna’s Crossing

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I am going to be very honest here. I don’t usually read any books about the Amish people. It’s for a couple of reasons. First of all, I haven’t read one I ever liked before. Secondly, while I love the way they watch out for each other and live a simple life, it seems to me that they’re more concerned with works than they are the heart. I usually find it to be too harsh.

So, when I was given this book to review, I really questioned whether or not I would like it. I was PLEASANTLY surprised to find that it is well written. This book held my attention, had a great storyline, and it was extremely researched. The history and knowledge that went into this book was phenomenal. I mean, really!!

The story centers around Anna (and some Amish and Mennonite families) crossing the ocean to have religious freedom in America in 1737. It really is a story of redemption and shows 1 Peter 3:1,2 in a wonderful light. (Well, it wasn’t exactly a woman winning over her husband, but you get the idea.) Her innocent and passionate love for her Savior won the hardened heart of another.


So, Suzanne! You have managed to win me over (: The kindness of Anna in this book won my heart. Also, the knowledge of you spending quite a bit of time with the Amish people, thus knowing their hearts, has given me a completely new perspective.

Thank you, Revell, for giving me this book. As always, this is my honest review!! Here’s to many more!!!



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8 responses to “Anna’s Crossing”

  1. Excellent review, but an “ouch” in your grammar. “. . it seems to me that their more concerned with works than they are the heart”. It should be “it seems to me that they’re more concerned . . .”


  2. Oh Charity…love this review! Even more so because you aren’t an Amish fiction fan (I get that!) …and this book changed your mind! That’s HUGE to me!!! So grateful for all you’ve done to help spread the word. Let’s stay in touch! XO Suzanne

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  3. what a fun way to conduct an interview! love it! I lived in Gloucester VA and my middle daughter was born in Williamsburg. I am now following your blog.


    • Awesome!! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy all the freebies, giveaways and face-offs (: if you would like to see any more fun interviews, at the top of my page are a bunch of authors that have recently faced off (: enjoy!!


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