Review and Giveaway: Alone Yet Not Alone

Alone Yet Not Alone (the book)
Written by: Tracy Leininger Craven
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Paperback: 148 pages
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.

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.

Families will love this film based on a true story!  Awarded 5 Doves from the Dove Foundation!attachment
Starring: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon, Joanie Stewart, Ozzie Torres, Tony Wade.
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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!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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