I was given the opportunity to review the book Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven. The historical fiction novel is based on the true story of sisters Barbara and Regina Leininger, members of the author's own family tree, who were kidnapped during the Penn's Creek Massacre in 1755.
With their mother and older brother, John, gone for the day, 12-year-old Barbara and 9-year-old Regina were taking care of the house chores and fixing lunch for their father and their oldest brother, Christian. Suddenly two Iroquois braves burst into the house. Barbara and Regina were taken captive without knowing the fates of the rest of their family and forced to walk with other captives over 200 miles to the Indian villages where they would be forced to work. When they were separated even from each other, how could they keep their faith? Would their Heavenly Father take care of them even when their earthly father was unable to do so? Or were they utterly alone?
I love historical fiction books and have considered writing some from my own genealogy studies. In a world where people did not take freedom for granted as we do today, what did freedom in Christ mean to a person? Alone Yet Not Alone is a beautifully written, poignant tale of the bravery and endurance of these young girls. I cannot wait to see the movie!
The feature film will be released in theaters June 13th, 2014. You will want to read the book before then, and it will make great summer reading for any teen or preteen girls in your home. I have a Special Movie Edition copy to give away! Leave a comment here or on my Facebook page to enter the random drawing that will be held on Tuesday, May 13.
This historic book is recommended for children ages 8 and up and is a read they are guaranteed to love. It combines great adventure with even greater values - kids won't even realize they are learning about history!
About Alone Yet Not Alone:
Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America's new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. That is, until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French and Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre.
The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by a band of Allegheny warriors. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hole firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.
Rich in historical details, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War.
About The Author:
Tracy Leininger Craven loves history and retelling real-life stories in her historical fiction books. She also loves spending her free time in the great outdoors with her husband David and their three children.
Alone Yet Not Alone
Written by: Tracy Leininger Craven
Paperback: 148 pages
Official website for the movie, releasing JUNE 13th: http://www.aloneyetnotalone.com
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