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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Alone Yet Not Alone ~ Review and Giveaway

UPDATE 9/5/13:  The winner of the book is Karen!  Congratulations, Karen!  I'll get your book sent out to you soon!

Synopsis:  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 the 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.

My thoughts:  Being from Pennsylvania myself I was eager to read this book.  I honestly don't know that much history about my home state and found the fact that the story took place not far from where I was born and raised fascinating.

The author, Tracy Leininger Craven, shares stories of her family's history in a well-written, easy to read format.  Geared toward tweens/teens, I know my 14 year old daughter will really enjoy this book and will probably breeze through it on a Saturday afternoon as she is an avid reader.

A movie with the same name is set to release in theaters on September 27, 2013.  It was awarded 5 Doves from the Dove Foundation.  This book is actually a "special movie edition" containing pictures from the movie.  I liked comparing what I imagine the characters to look like to the photos in the book.

If you would like more information regarding the upcoming movie, here are a few links for you to check out:

If you would like a chance to win your own copy of this book for you or some other history buff in your life, just leave a comment telling me the last movie you saw.  I took the boys to see Monsters University last week.  We loved it and can't wait for it to be released on DVD because we are definitely buying it!

Last day to enter for the giveaway is Wednesday, September 4.  I will randomly draw a winner on Thursday, September 5 and announce it here on the ol' blog.

And of course, the fine print:
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