Friday, August 30, 2013

{Review} Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven

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Imagine for a moment that you are a settler in the land and blessed beyond measure to have a new life. A life that you could never have had in "the old country." Then imagine everything changes in an instant. You are ripped from your family, they are killed, and you are forced to assimilate to a new life - a life you do not want. Imagine this really happening to your ancestors.

Alone Yet Not Alone is that story. Author Tracey Leininger Craven first wrote down the story of her ancestors when she was only  nine years old. Her story is now being made in to a movie that releases to theaters on September 27, 2013.

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.

The author filled the book with historical detail. It's actually juvenile fiction.  It's published by Zonderkidz.
One of my favorite genres is historical fiction. And if that historical book is also true, all the better. There is just something about reading a true story that I enjoy all the more.

The story of Barbara and Regina is one that everyone should read. It shows how two young girls relied on the their faith in God to get them through a horrible situation - one that many of us can't even imagine.

I'm looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out next month.

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