Friday, August 30, 2013

Enthralling Tale of A Young Captive's Struggle to Survive

Alone Yet Not Alone, by Tracy Leninger Craven is a historic book based on a true story of frontier life in early America. Recommended for children
ages 8 and up, I read it recently with my preteen and we were both engrossed in the story. It is the true story of the Leininger family as they settle on the frontier. Their peaceful, God-fearing life is interrupted by the Penns Creek massacre during the French and Indian War. The two young Leininger girls, Barbara and Regina are taken captive by the Delaware Indians. On their way north, Barbara and Regina are separated. For years, Barbara struggles to survive, maintain her faith in God and cling to the hope that she will one day find freedom and reunite with Regina. This historical adventure story teaches values about perseverance, faith, hope and love.

Craven, a relative of the girls, tells this tale with historical detail and accuracy transporting readers to a different place and time. Excitedly, a film based on this true story hits theaters September 27. Find a theater

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“Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Zondervan.”

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy for an honest review. Opinions are my own.