Friday, February 10, 2017

The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher, © 2017

Amish Beginnings series, Book 2

My Review:
This story was so interesting about the settling of the Amish in the New World. Penn's Woods became a beginning...
1737 - The Charming Nancy:
1737 - the Charming Nancy
After long weeks at sea, the small church group has arrived at Port Philadephia and met by their Amish bishop from home. They are more than ready to arrive at the settlement he has prepared in advance of their coming. The emigrants have crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Charming Nancy from Germany to begin anew in this New World.

Join Anna König and Bairn Bauer as their hopes for their future are bright. They have been close since their childhood. Another immigrant has arrived on a separate ship from Germany and chooses to join their settlement. Henrik Newman has plans and is quite charming in his deliverance. How far can a person go to be believed?
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:20
Adjusting to a new country and travel across the unknown terrain are consuming strength and exhaustion of whom to follow. With winter approaching, are they to till the soil or build family structures as their first priority? They have been crowded on their journey and now bundled together in one dwelling.

This story is very well written and demonstrates what can be done when working together to achieve a satisfactory and desired end. They are not without turmoil and uncertainties as each day is met and decisions are to be made.

There is a Cast of Characters and Glossary of Historical Terms in the front, and the story is followed by a glimpse sneak peek of Book 3, The Return, available this coming summer! One thing I especially liked was how the experience of one was able to help another.

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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***Thank you, Celebrate Lit for including me in the book tour for The Newcomer and sending a print copy. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

The Amish Beginnings series was inspired by the little-known story of how the Amish came to America. You won't want to miss a single one.

Book One in the new Amish Beginnings
Book 1, Anna's Crossing
Front Cover
Book 3, The Return, coming Summer 2017


  1. Loved this review! That pix you added of an 18th century ship...HOW COOL!!! What a nice touch for a bring a story to life, visually. Thank you for all you do for me, and for your readers. You're such a wonderful blogger--so much effort and thought goes into each post. Warmly, Suzanne

    1. My comment below didn't attach. Thank you so much, Suzanne. Kathleen

  2. Learned so much! Love historicals. I am looking forward to The Return and loved the snippet! Thank you, Kathleen