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In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after 10 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?

©2017 Suzanne Woods Fisher (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • WeRLoved
  • 20-03-2019

Wonderful Historical Story

This is one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's best! I enjoyed the entire story. Rachel Botchan, the narrator, gets a three because she did not give this her best effort! At times she sounded casual, stumbled over her words, and never used to the proper accents that so many talented narrators use well. When the script called for deeper emotion or intense action, she did not put effort into displaying the intensity the script portrayed. It is not difficult to listen to, just disappointing! But the story made it worth it!!

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  • Stephanie S.
  • 11-05-2017

Great job

Great story didn't expect all of the twist and turns. I love the reader, it makes the story even better.

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  • Dawn
  • 01-04-2017

trilogies !

loved it! cant wait for the next in the trilogy! I love Audible on long drives

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