I have a really great book to tell you about. It is called Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leninger Craven. It is based on a true story from the author’s own family history. I also have the chance to give a copy to one of my readers… so stay tuned at the end of the post for the giveaway entry form!
Alone Yet Not Alone begins in Early America in the Autumn of 1755. It is deep in the mountains of Pennsylvania where the Leninger family lives and celebrates their freedom, their faith and their wonderful harvest. They immigrated from Germany and are happy to live where they can live and worship as they choose.
The time period is the beginning of the French and Indian War. Tragedy strikes the family and the daughters are captured by the Delaware Indian tribe during the Penn’s Creek Massacre. This book follows their struggles to survive and maintain their faith and trust in God as well as their family bonds.
This is a beautifully inspiring story of courage and faith. It is written for ages 8 & up. It is a great way to introduce this historical period to older children. I LOVED that the author wrote of her own family history. Her grandmother first told her the story when she was a child. She wrote her first draft of the book when she was just 9 years old!
This book is being made into a movie and will be released next month on September 27th. I am really excited to be able to have read the book before (since books are always better!) and cannot wait to see the film!