29 August 2013

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven, Book review And GIVEAWAY (And Movie intro!)

Note to Readers: I have some exciting news about a GIVEAWAY! Scroll down for info!

Publisher: Zonderkidz; Mti edition (December 25, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0310730538


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.

Here is some information about the Movie!
Alone Yet Not Alone  will be released in theaters Sept 27th, 2013!

Starring: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon, Joanie Stewart, Ozzie Torres, Tony Wade.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aloneyetnotalone
Watch the Movie Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n0TORpISk8 (Preview)

Here are my thoughts:

An amazing recount of survival in horrendous conditions, Alone Yet Not Alone is an action packed book preteens and teens will appreciate for the dramatic events this courageous family encountered!
Life in 1755 was hardly easy for those living on the frontier bordering the mountains of Pennsylvania. For most, this represented however the only opportunity for freedom from indentured servitude or slow starvation in the old country.

Based on true facts this tale recalls the story of a group of children captured by Indians and taken far into the wilderness to become members of their tribe. 
But there is where this inspirational story truly begins! What sets Barbara and Regina apart are their unwavering faith in God and their belief in each other.

Separated, each girl is inducted in the Allegheny tribe and continuously look for ways to escape. When eventually the right time emerges, theirs become the stuff of legend as they made their escape with other captives! 

Pursued by their captors unrelentlessly, these children eventually found their way back to their families. This is their story, an extraordinary tale of survival filled with Christian values and biblical teaching!

Author's Tracy Leininger Craven love for History is immediately apparent in this debut novel you will not want to miss!

Note to Readers: Be sure to read the acknowledgements (and find out about Tracy's first draft of this story at age 9!) and check out the Discussion/questions!

5 Stars!!

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. 

And now as promised, the information for FLYBY PROMOTIONS GIVEAWAY!!

In conjunction with the release of the movie, I have been given the opportunity to offer one lucky reader a copy of the Special Movie edition Book of Alone Yet Not Alone!

All you have to do is place a comment on this post before Midnight on 5 Septembre 2013!

One lucky reader will be selected via Random.org and his/her name will be announced on 6 Septembre 2013! 

Reminder: Be sure to include a way to be contacted (never published).

Giveaway open to US and Canada only!

I received a paperback copy of this title from FLYBY PROMOTIONS as part of their blogger review program . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 


  1. Wow this looks like a great book. I can not wait to read it and see the movie. Thank you for another great review and giveaway. I would love the chance to win!

  2. It is Kayla and like you, I hope to see the movie very soon.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Noelle,
      If you could please take my name out of the hat so to make sure someone else wins. I was given this book on Friday and read it this weekend. SOOO good. Can't wait to see the movie :) I hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend. I saw your comments on my blog. My little girls love their kangaroos and take them everywhere!

    2. Done and so glad you liked it!
      Tell the girls I am soooo envious...I need one of those!

  3. This sounds like a book I would love to read and share with my granddaughters. The movie will be one we will want to see.

  4. Noelle,
    This sounds like a wonderful book AND movie! I would like to see it when it comes out on September 27. I would love a chance to win it in your giveaway.

    Also, I wanted to tell you that your comments are so wise and good, and it seems that your words flow onto the screen like silk. Have a nice Labor Day weekend.


    1. Just added your name in the hat Sheri and thank you for the participation.
      I will be adding reviews of two outstanding movies in the next few days, please join me.
      A very nice Labour Day to you and yours as well!


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