Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leninger Craven

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leninger Craven is a fascinating tale of forgotten Pennsylvania history. Since I'm a PA girl I was drawn to this story, it amazed me that I'd never heard of the Penn's Creek Massacre before. This is something not taught in our history books, which is sad because with everything else happening at that same time these people were forgotten and their ordeal never mentioned.

Tracy does a good job sharing her family's story (she is a descendant of the Leninger girls that the book is written about) in a way that won't scare young readers. Her account made me look into it a little more and I'm hoping that others will do the same.

From the back cover:
Autumn 1955
The Leninger family settled deep within America's new frontier, in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania. They were celebrating their blessings, their faith, and a bountiful harvest when their family was torn apart by the Penn's Creek Massacre. When Barbara and Regina are carried away and separated by Allegheny warriors, both sisters rely on their faith in God's truth, even in their darkest hour. Rich in historical detail, Alone Yet Not Alone is an inspirational, true story of a family caught in the cross fire of the French and Indian War.

Includes eight pages of photos from the movie adaptation.

Yes! This is going to be a movie, released in theaters September 27th. 

This book was provided for review by FlyBy Promotions.

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