Saturday, August 10, 2013

Alone Yet Not Along Book Review and Giveaway!

Alone Yet Not Alone: Their Faith Became Their Freedom
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About the Book
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.

 My Review
Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven is a surprisingly excellent book! I had no idea what this book was about until I started reading it and flipped to the back cover. To my delight this story is based on a true account from the authors historical family. This in itself makes this story unique. While written more young adult friendly, I could not put this book down. Young girls are captured and taken hostage for years to live with the Indians during the French and Indian War. While I'm sure things could have gone much worse for the young girls their story is still incredible. They survived, though threatened with death multiple times. A family is torn apart for years, and the story leaves you hanging to see if they would ever reunite. There is also the curiosity to see if the girls would marry and live Indian lives and get married happily ever after. This is a smaller short read but is packed with historical truth and an adventurous true story. Do not expect a ton of detail, as I think this is geared more towards children. It is also a fast paced book spanning several years. And to make it even better they made it into a movie! I highly recommend! Five stars!

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"I received this book from Flyby Promotions for free in exchange for an honest review."

Watch the movie trailer-it looks like a good one! This movie comes out to theaters September 27, 2013!

 Also, stop by the movie website. 

Flyby promotions has also made it possible for me to giveaway this book to one of my readers!

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