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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven

Alone Yet Not Alone: Their Faith Became Their Freedom by Tracy Leininger Craven

Genre- Juvenile Fiction / General

Published by- ZonderKidz (Zondervan)

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 160

Age Group- 8 and up

Description of book- paperback, list price $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-73053-8

The year is 1755, the French Indian War.  Barbara and Regina Leininger, 12 and 9, are captured during the Penn’s Creek Massacre by Allegheny warriors.

The Allegheny warriors take the girls to one of their villages.  It is at this point in time that Barbara and Regina are separated.

For the next four years Barbara and a friend, Maria, live with the Allegheny people and their way of life; including their ways of worship.  Eventually Barbara, Maria, and two others escape and make it safely to Fort Pitt.

Will they be able to find their families again?  Will Regina return to the civilized world?

About the author- Tracy Leininger Craven spends a lot of time with her husband and three children outdoors.  She enjoys history and the telling of real-life stories in her historical fiction books.




My thoughts- Tracy Leininger Craven writes on page 149, “…that those reading this book will be encouraged to run the race of life with undaunted faith and endurance-drawing strength from the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ.”  And that is exactly what I intend to do.  If Regina and Barbara could make it through all the hardships of being captured by the Allegheny warriors, then our simple problems of today, like broken electronics, shouldn’t be such a issue.

I really admire Tracy Leininger Craven’s dedication to the telling of her family’s story.  She has stuck with the telling of the story since she wrote the first draft at the age of nine.  It is fun to read stories that have been years in the making.

I liked the portrayal of the kindness of some of the Allegheny Indians, the map in the front, and the parts of the hymn “Alone Yet Not Alone.”

I recommend this book to everyone.  I am looking forward to seeing the movie which is anticipated to open in 2013.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Alone Yet Not Alone: Their Faith Became Their Freedom by Tracy Leininger Craven for free from DJC Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.

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