The Newcomer (2020)

The Newcomer Suzanne Woods Fisher The Newcomer In 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 Ph
  • Title: The Newcomer
  • Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780800727499
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
The Newcomer Suzanne Woods Fisher 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 aIn 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 time, Bairn grabs it Just one 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
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  1. Rebekah Rodda

    This was a surprise for me I actually got a bit worried about the characters in the end They seemed far too simple and trusting to be American pioneers And the problems they faced This is the story of Amish people moving to America to escape persecution Unfortunately the leader of their band disappears and without him they are pretty clueless Even Bairn deserts and Anna is very miffed When a handsome single newcomer arrives who enthusiastically embraces the vision and has affection for Anna what [...]

  2. Deanne Patterson

    This is book 2 in the Amish Beginnings series This book seamlessly started where book one left off So many books are part of a series but yet have a whole new cast of characters and have no connection to each other I hate when that happens Don t you After the big reveal in book one Bairn has trouble dealing with what he discovers He and Anna still want to marry now that they have reached Port Philadelphia but he doesn t have the money to buy land or build her a home To her utter dismay he is ask [...]

  3. Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I absolutely loved the first book in the Amish Beginnings series, Anna s Crossing I was thrilled when I learned that it would become a series and we had two books to look forward to, continuing Anna and Bairn s story The Newcomer picks right up where Anna s Crossing left off, so I highly recommend reading Anna s Crossing first in order to get to know the characters and especially to understand Anna and Bairn s relationship In The Newcomer we also get the point of view from Bairn s mother Doroth [...]

  4. Brittany

    It was so nice to return to the Amish Beginnings series in the year 1737 It was so interesting to once again see how these very early Amish settlers viewed life It was hard to see them sometimes making bad decisions or trusting the wrong people because of their naivete.There were actually many interesting settings and people to read about in The Newcomer Whether it was Philadelphia, The Ephrata Cloister, the ship Lady Luck, or the land that the Bishop wanted to claim for the church, there were c [...]

  5. Faith

    4 stars Eeps What a lovely story of an Amish community in 1730s America The romance was sweet, the descriptions poetic, and the mystery well done I am definitely enjoying the Amish Beginnings series D Minor spoilers to follow, particularly for those who haven t read book one, Anna s Crossing Felix and Bairn were probably my favorites in this book Bairn s journey to discovering who he is and what really matters to him was sweetly told and realistic Felix can be a bit of a menace at times okay, mo [...]

  6. Lori Parrish

    Thank you Suzanne for listening to my begging for another story about Bairn and Anna I wasn t disappointed but now we have to see if they get married or not The ending leaves us wondering if we will get to read about them again You have a wonderful way of drawing us into a book and then leave us wanting for I just couldn t put this book down Have you ever met a person and get a sixth sense of something isn t as it should be with that person like you cant really trust them Well, we meet such a p [...]

  7. Elizabeth

    The Newcomer Amish Beginnings Book 2 By Suzanne Woods FisherThe Newcomer is book two in Amish Beginnings series I really enjoyed this story, the story and the characters both were easy to follow Ms Fisher has put a lot of research into the history of this story The story focus on the Amish traveling to America settlement to start over and be free of all the troubles and struggles they have Will they be free of all of these problems Their leader goes ahead of them to get everything ready He disap [...]

  8. Diana

    In The Newcomer, Suzanne Woods Fisher has painted a raw portrait with vivid detail of Amish life in the New World Anna Konig, her fiance, Bairn, and a small group of Amish seek to begin a new life in the lush, beautiful, but savage Pennsylvania frontier But what happens to the group when Bairn gets wanderlust and a handsome, charming newcomer begins to vie for Anna s heart Will she wait for Bairn even when it seems as though he may not return Or will she fall for the newcomer who appears to be e [...]

  9. Janell R.

    This was a really difficult book for me, and honestly, I m sorry to say so, because I have loved everything I ve read by Suzanne Woods Fisher Her normal genre is contemporary Amish fiction, and she is one of the better authors in this genre In this book, she takes the setting back to the early days of settling America think Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richards Almanac , and somehow it just didn t work for me To start with, it was a pretty slow book There was nothing that really propelled it forwa [...]

  10. Karen

    Another terrific historical with adventure and romance Picking up where Anna s Crossing left off, the group of Anabaptists from Germany face many challenges in the New World, after landing in 1737 Philadelphia Told from the different perspectives of Anna, Felix, Dorothea and Bairn, as in the first book Felix is still my favorite character as he gets into a whole new set of scrapes with his innocent curiosity Sweet Anna remains a solid figure too, as she tries to do what s right for the community [...]

  11. Christy

    I usually enjoy Suzanne Fisher s books She manages a nice depth of interest without the heavy laden romantic clich s I was a bit surprised how no one seemed to catch on to Henrik but even he was interesting to read about I enjoyed Dorothea s point of view and I actually enjoyed Bairn in this one than in Anna s Crossing he seemed mature Felix is the relief for the story and would have loved to have seen with him and Benjamin Franklin I was a bit disappointed in Anna but in all another great hi [...]

  12. Julia Wilson

    The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher is an Amish historical novel It is part of the Amish Beginnings series but can be read as a stand alone I enjoyed this epic tale.The novel is set in the eighteenth century and is a tale about journeys literal journeys and journeys of faith He was riddled with doubts To have doubts is the beginning of faith searching for the truth Questions about faith helps in the journey of growth.The Newcomer has the theme of searching A searching deep within the find out w [...]

  13. Amy Fields

    Wow Normally I have words and a lot of them But this book absolutely blew me away and I m afraid that I may not be able to do it the justice that it is due in my review but I m going to try First, this is not a fluffy Amish book where boy meets girl, they ride in a buggy, fight over something, then they make up and get married Nope This book goes back in time when the Amish were escaping to America in hopes of finding a better way of life Being a history buff I can always tell when an author doe [...]

  14. Carole Jarvis

    Reviewed at The Power of Words bit 2lkB6LPSuzanne Woods Fisher knows how to tell a story that entertains and inspires, leaving readers with much to reflect upon after the last page is turned And with the Amish Beginnings series, rich historical detail adds even depth The Newcomer picks up Anna and Bairn s story right where Anna s Crossing ended, with a small Amish group landing at Port Philadelphia in 1737, seeking a fresh start and freedom to worship A great sense of place and compelling story [...]

  15. Rebecca Carter

    The Newcomer was a good one It took me a little longer to finished it because I had troubled reading at first but once I got halfway through the book it was a lot better This is a historical Amish book about Anna Konig and her fellow church members They have been traveling 10 weeks across the ocean before they finally arrive in Philadelphia They are eager to start a new life in Pennsylvania frontier Bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn It is a reunion [...]

  16. Just Commonly

    My life is with you 311 O my Reading The Newcomer, book 2 of An Amish Beginnings by Suzanne Woods Fisher is like taking a ride through history at the start of the Amish in America This is not my first historical Amish novel read, but definitely the first about the beginnings of the Amish settlements I was drawn into the historical details of life for these American Amish pioneers, as well as the different circumstances and thoughts behind the Amish community What to keep and be steadfast in an [...]

  17. Cheryl Baranski

    The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher is book two in the Amish Beginnings series Suzanne sure knows how to write a story combining historical and Amish fiction together and get a story that you don t want to put down I was captured by the story and its wonderful characters right from the start This story is full of faith, love, hope, heartache, and adventure of what is to come Be sure to get your copy of The Newcomer today I received a complimentary copy of this book This review is my honest opin [...]

  18. Amy

    The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher is her continuing story in the Amish Beginnings novels and we start off where the first book has left off This little Amish church that has been through persecution in their old country has now arrived at the Promised Land in America Jacob and Dorothea have been reunited with their long lost son Bairn, and Anna is ready to move forward in this new place and begin anew with Bairn However doubts and fears begin to arise and this looks like it will not be a plea [...]

  19. Dela Cruz

    ORIGINALLY POSTED pastriesandnovelthoughts.weebl The Newcomer is the sequel to Anna s Crossing, a book I did not read nor did I know existed until after I requested the book Now I know to do my research haha The Newcomer takes place after the Bauer family is united after a long and trying time After ten long months on the Charming Nancy , the Bauer family and the Church is eager to start their new lives in the beautiful unknown terrain in the Pennsylvania frontier Waiting for the Church in Penns [...]

  20. Kav

    While this is a sequel to Anna s Crossing, I think it could be read as a standalone, though you ll have a clearer understand of Anna and Bairn s relationship if you ve read the first book Still, the author does a great job of catching new readers up to speed.I love the mix of Amish and Historical Such a fascinating time in America s history So many immigrants arriving with hopes and dreams for a better future for a variety of reasons It was interesting to learn about how the Amish settled into [...]

  21. Kathleen E.

    Friday, February 10, 2017The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher, 2017Amish Beginnings series, Book 2My Review This story was so interesting about the settling of the Amish in the New World Penn s Woods became a beginning1737 the Charming NancyAfter long weeks at sea, the small church group has arrived at Port Philadephia and met by their Amish bishop from home They are than ready to arrive at the settlement he has prepared in advance of their coming The emigrants have crossed the Atlantic Ocean o [...]

  22. Susan Heim

    This book is the continuation of Anna and Bairn s story, which began in Anna s Crossing Although this book can be read as a standalone, it is satisfying to read it after Anna s Crossing to learn the entire story so far of Anna and Bairn s lives At the end of Anna s Crossing, Anna and Bairn and the other Amish had just arrived in the New World, so I was very curious to find out their fates Not surprisingly, hardships awaited them as they struggled to build new lives While Bairn is still trying [...]

  23. Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)

    I m really enjoying this series It is definitely a departure from the normal Amish fiction book This series is set in the time frame of the original Amish settlers in America The hardships and challenges that they faced were similar to those of early settlers but it is interesting to read about how their devout faith played into the setting In this installment we re introduced to a settlement with a new set of believers They are odd yet interesting I found the author s notes at the end to be ver [...]

  24. Yvonne

    I loved this second book in the series just as much as I enjoyed the first book I can hardly wait to read the third book

  25. Rhonda

    Imagine being stuffed like sardines in the lower deck of a ship for ten weeks, unable to even stand up in the quarters, but having to bend over to walk Only to arrive and find obstacles.d Indians And the plan to go to an unsettled wildernesswhen they ve landed in a settled and very nice city Anna and Bairn and the other settlers find themselves in just such a predicament But Bairn deserts Anna for the sea and Henrik is here on land, beside her, and very attractive, persuasive, and positive In fa [...]

  26. Dawn

    Love this story of Anna Bairn leaves for one boat trip before settling down to be with Anna Felix Bairn s brother stows away on the ship When the church group realizes Felix is missing 3 leave the group to try and find him only to find out he is on the ship Meanwhile Jacob falls very ill and they end up at the Ephrata colony Henrik decides to find Jacob coming back and telling the group that they must be dead with no sign Meanwhile things go awry on the ship and it catches fire and sinks News c [...]

  27. Lynda Edwards

    This book is the second installment of Amish Beginnings and is a fictionalized account of Amish immigration to what would become America This book picks up after the sea voyage and chronicles the hardships of adjusting to a new and very different environment, finding the land their representative had purchased, and dealing with sickness I enjoy how we follow the same people from Anna s Crossing it gives the author time to further flesh out the characters and place them into a new setting facing [...]

  28. Renee

    First off, this book must be read as part of the series If you haven t read Anna s Crossing, or it has been a while since you ve read the first book, you ll definitely want to refresh yourself The Newcomer is a continuation of Anna and Bairn s story following their trip from Rotterdam in 1737 Now that that s out of the way the story The Newcomer is certainly a unique take on Amish or Plain fiction I m so used to reading contemporary stories in the genre, that it s difficult to find a plot that I [...]

  29. Laura

    First, the disclaimer I was provided a free copy of this book All opinions are my own That done, I love Suzanne Woods Fisher s contemporary Amish books and I probably shouldn t have requested this one because I didn t love Anna s Crossing It was hard for me to read the history of the Amish on the ship I recognize it is based on real life history, but that doesn t make it easier I hoped THE NEWCOMER would be less slow and hard to read But I still found this book really difficult for me to get int [...]

  30. Marilyn

    A fantastic historical fiction filled with history of the Amish settling in America Suzanne Woods Fisher never fails in giving readers a page turner story The Newcomer, book 2 in her An Amish Beginnings series, is exactly that type of book The authenticity of the history woven into this historical Amish fiction book was over the top Fisher definitely researched and displayed her knowledge of the history for the Ana Baptist members who traveled to America in the early 1700 s The Newcomer picks up [...]

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