I am SO excited to bring you my review for this book today. It’s a very special book – one I have loved ever since I first read it, around the age of 10. And not only is this in easy-to-read novel for kids, but it’s also being made into a movie and will be coming out later this year! More on that later, so keep reading to the end. Don’t miss the giveaway at the end, either!
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.
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.
I first read Alone Yet Not Alone – the original full-length novel – back when I was around 10 years old…and completely feel in love with every aspect of this book! From the characters and the suspense to the fact that it was a true story — this actually happened to two sisters!! I totally became enthralled with everything about this book. And I’ve read it so many times over the years…I’ve long lost count!
So, when I found out that Alone Yet Not Alone was coming out on film – and had a special ‘movie edition’ book for younger readers (8-12) – I was beyond excited! I immediately agreed to review this book, when it was offered to me, and was so excited to read it. I’ve given it to my younger sisters to read, and am looking forward to hearing their feedback on it. Because this is rewritten for teen and preteen readers, it is much shorter than the full-length novel I own, and so made it an easier – and quicker – read. The author did an excellent job of not leaving out any details, but still making it easier for younger readers to understand everything that’s going on. Another really fun aspect of the book is that in the middle, it has a bunch of pictures from the movie included. This was REALLY neat, as it let the reader picture all the characters easily. And it got me excited for the film to release!
The story was amazing! I really cannot say enough good things about this book. And the fact that the characters written about were real is even more amazing. Barbara really did go through all those harrowing adventures to escape her life as an Indian, and Regina really did endure over 9 years of living with the Indians and still kept her Christian faith strong. It’s such an AMAZING story, filled with characters that give a wonderful testimony of Christ, that I – as a Christian – am greatly encouraged after reading about these heroines of Faith. Barbara and Regina make wonderful role-models for today’s teens!
All in all, I love Alone Yet Not Alone and will be reading it for years to come – and keeping this new, special edition handy when I have kids. If they end up being a bookworm like their mom, Alone Yet Not Alone is one book that I want them to fall in love with, just as I have done. Now I am just waiting on pins and needles for the movie to come out!! 🙂
A crew has been hard at work turning this amazing, true story account into a film. And the waiting is almost over! Next month – September 27th – the movie will be released in theaters! I am SO excited about its upcoming release! It sounds like they have kept very true to the book, and the original novel, so I cannot wait to sit down and watch this well-loved story come to life right in front of me!
Families will love this film based on a true story! Awarded 5 Doves from the Dove Foundation!
Alone Yet Not Alone is starring: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon, Joanie Stewart, Ozzie Torres, Tony Wade.
For more information on the website – and to keep up with announcements as its release date approaches – check out the following sites!
So for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below in order to get a chance to win your own paperback copy of Alone Yet Not Alone and read it so you’re ready for when the movie releases on September 27th! This giveaway will run until September 10th at midnight.