Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Alone Yet Not Alone-book review


About the book:

A miraculous survival. An extraordinary faith. Autumn 1755. 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. Until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French-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 a band of Allegheny warriors. 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.

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 three children.

My Opinion:

I started this book at 11:00 pm one night thinking I'd just read for a bit and then fall asleep.  However, that wasn't what happened.  I stayed up until about 1:00 am so I could finish the book, I literally couldn't put it down.  I'm a homeschool mom and last year we studied US history up to 1860.  This book would have been a perfect read aloud for the previous school year (since it's set in 1755) but it has a lot wonderful Christian values, faith, and actions so we are reading it this year for school. Barbara goes through many trials and tribulations including having her hair and skin dyed (yikes), you won't want to miss out on this amazing adventure that was based on a TRUE story. It has been a good review for some of the history that's incorporated through out the book.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for children 12 and up to read on their own but for any age as a family read aloud. 

Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for Ages 12+
 I'm so excited that the movie will be coming out in theaters on September 27th, 2013.  We're going to see it on opening day because my children and I are enjoying the books so much.  The movie has already received 5 Dove Awards and is family approved for ages 12+


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The Giveaway details:

I'm happy to be able to share a giveaway of this action packed book with my fantastic readers.  Leave a comment about your favorite time in history or favorite historical novel.  Please make sure your email address is posted so I can contact you if you are the winner.  Contest ends Sept. 4th, 2013 and is for US residents 18 years and older.

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Alone Yet Not Alone-official website

Thanks for reading,

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