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.
Thanks to FlyBy Promotions, I have the opportunity to review this book. Written from Barbara’s view, this is a story about family, faith, courage, and hope. The Leininger family left their homeland in Germany in search of a better life in a new country. They brought with them their faith in God and it is that faith that sustains Barbara and Regina during their many years in captivity. Their father taught them that God will never leave them, despite any trials they come across or when things seem hopeless. The family would read the bible, sing hymns (like the hymn “Alone Yet Not All Alone”) and pray together often. This was indeed a family of faith! Barbara made sure she held onto those promises from God and she prayed often for her sister, family and friends. She kept God close to her heart and never forgot Him, knowing that God never forget about her and Regina.
This book was written for ages 8 and up. The author includes discussion questions at the end of the book so you can definitely read this with your kids and then talk about the story together. This makes for a great history lesson too.
I was also encouraged to see how God placed people, like her friend Marie, in Barbara’s life to help her when things got challenging. Marie would remind Barbara to trust in God and they would pray together. We all need friends like Marie in our own lives, don’t we?
I am excited that the Alone Yet Not Alone movie based on the book will be released in theaters on September 27, 2013.
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! – One lucky reader will receive a copy of the book, Alone Yet Not Alone. Giveaway ends Tuesday, September 10th at 11pm.
To enter, please leave a comment telling me if you plan on watching the movie, Alone Yet Not Alone, or tell me about the last movie that you saw in a theater.
The giveaway is now closed. The winner of Alone Yet Not Alone is Robin!
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