Sophie drew the winner's name for me...and the winner is: *AMY*
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"Alone Yet Not Alone" by Tracy Leininger Craven takes place in the wilderness of the northeastern United States and leads us westward into Indian Territory as the story progresses. It is the 1700s and the Leininger family has purchased a piece of land from the local Indian tribe so they can start fresh. They had lived in Germany, but the poverty and oppression they suffered there led them to a better life in America. A new log cabin, hard work in the fields, and a hearty crop brought happiness to this family of six. Barbara and Regina were the young daughters in the family. One morning as mother and one of the older brothers left home for a day trip, the rest of the family experienced a fearful and devastating attack. What happened after that would change the Leininger family forever. Barbara and Regina had to depend on God and their faith to make it through the hardships that lay ahead of them.
This book is written for teens and tweens, but I found it very interesting and enjoyable. In fact, I read it all in one night! I thought the book was well written and understandable for a younger audience. The novel focused mainly on Barbara's experience as a captive of the Iroquois indians. This is also a true story, which made it even better. Barbara was dedicated to protect those who God had entrusted to her, especially Regina. Her unwavering faith in God in the midst of very difficult circumstances is a message that I want my children to hear. It is rare to have good quality books with a plot that can hold the reader's interest. The various circumstances Barbara faced....separation from her family, death of loved ones, starvation, submission, faith...can be used as a springboard for some good spiritual conversations with your children. And, again, this isn't fiction. It would offer some good opportunities to talk about United States history and geography as well as what life was like among different Indian tribes.
Inside the book there are also pictures of the movie which is based on the novel. I can't wait to see it!Here is the trailer:
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And now for the GIVEAWAY! If you make a comment on this blog post you can receive a copy of "Alone Yet Not Alone" for yourself! Just tell me why you would like to read it and I'll put your name in the hat. The drawing will be on Friday...just a few days away! Look forward to reading your comments!