The fascinating story of one ship sailing to America in the late 1700’s with an Amish contingent is contained in Anna’s Crossing! Anna wants to go home before they even reach England from Rotterdam and the whole trip across the ocean is ahead of her. None of her family is with her but she brings her beloved rose plant with her hoping it will grow in the new land. How will she deal with the rough sea, the odors of the living quarters, and the ship’s carpenter for days and weeks to come? The reality of making the trip to America for freedom is a daunting, overwhelming ordeal for the Amish and Mennonites on the Charming Nancy who are relegated to the lower deck in cramped quarters for an unknown period of time. Will their supplies last, will the weak live, will the rain continue to fill their barrels? Will their faith see them through? Will Anna come to grips with her destiny in the new land away from her beloved grandparents? Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a history filled account of these strong, fictional characters that you will grow to love. Each page leaves you anticipating their future. I highly recommend this enlightening book.
I received an e-copy of this book in return for my honest review by NetGalley.