Alone Yet Not Alone is the incredible, true story of two sisters, Barbara (12) and Regina (9) Leininger, who were abducted by Allegheny indian warriors in the autumn of 1755. Shots rang out and their house was set on fire but that was only the beginning of their nightmare...
Before reading Alone Yet Not Alone, I really knew nothing about the French and Indian War. This book is an exciting, occasionally terrifying, insiders look into what occurred during the battle. I was amazed at the hostility and brutality, but then war is never pretty, is it? Babies were murdered, women were burned at the stake and families are ripped apart- sometimes permanently. The story is real- and raw- but the constant focus on the Lord is what carried many of these people through their ordeal. I appreciated how Tracy Leininger Craven wrote the story with God at the center of it. She made it inspirational instead of a horrible tragedy. The Allegheny warriors refused to let their captives speak English, they dyed their skin and hair, but they were unable to take away their love of God. History, Bible, and Adventure all in one! I'd recommend this book for ages 10+.
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A movie, based on the book, is coming out June 13th! My girls and I can't wait to see it. Alone Yet Not Alone has pictures from the movie in the middle of the book and it looks amazing!
Releases in theaters June 2014! - Find a Theater Here: http://seatzy.com/main/moviedetail/alone-yet-not-alone
About Alone Yet Not Alone (novelization):
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 the Delaware tribe. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hold 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 four children.
Movie Twitter: https://twitter.com/AYNAthemovie
Movie Website: http://www.aloneyetnotalone.com
*I was given a copy of this book from Media Connect in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*