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AboutIn a wild country, the true cost of love may be more than they can bear
Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans--but then she never had to. Not until the night she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. Facing brutality and hardship, Betsy finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the feelings she's developing for a native man who encourages her to see God in all circumstances.
Greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity, Hans turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. She responds eagerly, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. But if Betsy is ever restored to the Amish, will things between Hans and Tessa have gone too far?
Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.
Praise for the Amish Beginnings series
"This novel is a winner."--Publishers Weekly on Anna's Crossing
"A deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope."--Booklist on Anna's Crossing
"Full of adventure, suspense, an air of mystery, and sweet romance."--Christian Library Journal on The Newcomer
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing and The Newcomer in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
Praise for Anna's CrossingMy review;
"Based on true events, this novel is a winner, especially for Amish-fiction enthusiasts."--Publishers Weekly
"Those who summon the courage to read about the raw immigrant experience on this treacherous crossing will find a deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope."--Booklist
"The touch of romance and many plot twists in Anna's Crossing keep Fisher's story entertaining."--BookPage
"Anna and Bairn's sweet romance will satisfy readers with an interest in Amish history, as Fisher offers a look at the inhumane suffering they endured in their search for religious freedom."--RT Book Reviews
"Unexpected twists and turns; themes of trust, faith, and letting go of the past; and a surprise ending add up to a thoroughly enjoyable read for Amish fiction fans."--CBA Retailers + Resources
Praise for The Newcomer
"Full of adventure, suspense, an air of mystery, and sweet romance, the plot holds all the elements of an engaging story."--Christian Library Journal
"The sights and sounds of the developing colonies and Philadelphia in 1737 complement Fisher's delightful rendering of such historical figures as Benjamin Franklin and enrich a more emotional, character-driven tale about identity, doubt, and belonging."--Booklist\\
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again. Every book she writes is a treasure. She has written another book in her series called. An Amish Beginnings Novel. This one is called "The Return". Betty Zook has always done what everyone expected of her and she never even thought of disagreeing with them. Hans has always taken care of her and made sure she was safe. Then life is never the same. She is taken by the Indians and held a prisoner. While she is gone Hans gets interested I someone, but Betty also starts to like an Indian. What will happen to them? Is Betsy going to be a prisoner forever? What about her family? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review by Revell Publishing Company and all opinions are mine.