Sunday, August 25, 2013

Alone Yet Not Alone - Book, Movie, Giveaway

I recently became aware of a movie that will soon be released based on a book about the true story of a family’s saga and enduring faith at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

I find this era of our history fascinating and thanks to Laura Beth and the great folks at FlyBy Promotions, I had the opportunity to read this inspiring book. To make it even sweeter, they are also offering one copy of the book as a giveaway to a lucky visitor today. Please see the end of the post for the giveaway details.

Here’s my thoughts on the book, followed by some additional information about the author and the upcoming movie.

ALONE YET NOT ALONE by Tracy Leininger Craven
coverThe Leininger family, like many others, fled Germany for a life of freedom in America. They settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania. There they lived a life of hard work, but peaceful existence. 

Then one day while the youngest son and Mrs. Leininger were away to grind their corn harvest, the unthinkable happened. In what would become known as the Penn’s Creek Massacre, Leininger and his oldest son were killed, their cabin burned, and the two daughters taken captive by members of the Delaware tribe.

Barbara, age 12, and Regina, age 9, were taken from their home and then later separated from each other. Before they were separated, Barbara urged Regina to remember what their father had always told them - that God would never leave them.

The story, told from Barbara’s view point, describes how they endured holding firm to their belief in God and family and their hope that they would be reunited again.

Author Tracy Leininger Craven tells a story that is rich in historical details, family bonds, and faith. This inspirational true story will hold you spellbound as you follow the family’s saga.

ALONE YET NOT ALONE is a quick and easy read that will be hard to put down once you begin. Recommended for youngsters ages 8 and up, this extraordinary story will inspire all ages. 

Craven blends great adventure, enduring values and fascinating history for a captivating read. The incredible journey this family takes will stay with you long after the last page is read.

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven, Zonderkidz, @2012, ISBN: 978-0310730538, Paperback, 148 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher as part of a virtual blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


    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.


    ALONE YET NOT ALONE will be released in theatres September 27. To locate a theatre near you showing the movie, click here. The movie has been awarded five Doves from the Dove Foundation!

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

    For more on this amazing movie, visit the movie website and find it on Facebook and Twitter.


I have one print copy of ALONE YET NOT ALONE to giveaway. To enter, please send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win Alone.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a copy of ALONE YET NOT ALONE is 8 p.m. (EST) on Monday, Sept. 2

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday and have a good book handy to read. Here’s a trailer for the upcoming movie ALONE YET NOT ALONE for your viewing pleasure.


  1. Mason - Like you, I enjoy historical novels and this one is about such a critical time in history. Thanks for sharing.


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