Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Alone Yet Not Alone *Book Review* + Giveaway

Faith, hope, bravery, and survival. This was a beautifully written story that I couldn't stop reading! I love to read anything that is based on true events, and the older in history the story is the better. This book did not disappoint. When I first received this book I gave it to my almost 11 yr old son. He read the first couple of pages, but wasn't really interested in it yet. He said he'll read it later, so I will return to this post and add his comments and thoughts on the book after he does that.

This story is for younger readers ages 8 and up.

About the Story
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.

My Thoughts
It's 1755, war is brewing, and they are just going about their day to day lives. These families had no idea things were about to change so drastically. 

The strength and courage that Barbara had were a blessing from above. God really can get you through the toughest of times as long as you believe. It takes hope and faith in what God can do. He got these girls through many adversities. 

Regina, her younger sister, had been put with another tribe years earlier. Barbara could only pray that her sister would continue to put her faith in the Lord as well. 

Barbara and 3 other captives attempt to escape. Her past attempt had failed and if she was caught death would be her punishment. I found myself hoping it would all work out for her and her friends as I read.

This book is full of adventure and Christian values. They were alone without family surrounding them, yet not alone...Praise the Lord!

I just really look forward to seeing this movie when it comes out.

The feature film will be released in theaters June 13th 2014!


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.

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Thanks to Zondervan for the review copy of this book. Opinions are my own. "Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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