Thursday, February 9, 2017
Review: The Newcomer by:Suzanne Woods Fisher
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?
Coming to a new land that is so far from home is at the same time exciting yet daunting. Anna and the other passengers aboard the ship are more than a little afraid as they step out of the ship onto dry land. Being Amish in a completely different country has drawbacks as well as limitations.
Jacob realizes this the minute his feet touch the ground in the new Pennsylvania frontier. But his son Bairn feels the heat of his father breathing down his neck and he suddenly feels sickened by the whole idea of the new world. Much to Anna's dismay Bairn does something that makes Anna question everything about their future together.
Soon upon Bairn's departure someone else strikes Anna's fancy Henrik. He seems to be everything Bairn is not and soon Anna is considering him for Bairn's position in her life.
Suzanne Fisher Woods is a fantastic author that can write just about anything. She is a thoroughly researched and it shows. Her stories are captivating and thick with indulgence!
A great giveaway to take advantage of, here.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.