From the publisher:
When Anna König first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the Charming Nancy, their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naïve farmers--dubbed "Peculiars" by deckhands--across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna's serene nature. For her part, Anna can't seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship's carpenter, despite warnings.
When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late?
I love the way that Suzanne Woods Fisher writes her books. You can tell that she has so much passion and soul for bringing her characters to life. About three years ago, I found out in my family history that I am related to the pastor of the Pilgrims who prayed over them as they embarked to the New World so this book really touched my heart. You really get to step into the shoes of the people in this story. You become part of their world and Anna is an amazingly brave character. I am not sure how well I would have done having to leave everything behind and travel to a place I have never been. She reminds me of a modern day Rebekah when she meets Issac. I rate this book easily a five star rating. Can't wait to read more.
Until next time,
The Traveling Gypsy