Alone Yet Not Alone, The Story of Barbara and Regina by Tracy Leininger Craven

Alone Yet Not Alone, The Story of Barbara and Regina by Tracy Leininger Craven

  • Spirituality -- High
  • Romance -- Dating
  • Violence -- Moderate

1755. Papa Leininger, his wife and four children have settled on the edge of the Pennsylvania frontier. These godly German emigrants have prospered until Native Americans, allied with the French, sweep down upon the settlers, killing, scalping and taking captives with ferocious efficiency. Papa and John are killed, the farm burned, and twelve-year-old Barbara and nine-year-old Regina are taken. Alone Yet Not Alone is the story of the two sisters’ long captivity and their quest to escape. It is a story of courageous patience and resourcefulness as the children adapt, learn the ways of their captors and plot their freedom. But more than anything, it is a story of dependent faith and love as children struggle to keep their faith in the face of savage hostility.

Set during the French and Indian War, the plot, two young girls trapped in the Colonial wilderness trying to escape their savage captors, drives the story. Mysteries of Native Americans and the pre Revolutionary wilderness add interest, and the character and faith of these young girls left me feeling spiritually encouraged as well as entertained. Tracy Leininger Craven based this title on a true story, and although the plot and characters don’t go as deep as I’d like, it is an excellent read for girls in particular, age 8 to 11—and anyone fond of historicals—like me.

Age Range: 8 and up

Genre: Historical, Action Adventure

Series: This book has been made into a movie of the same title which I have not yet viewed, but would like to see.

Zondervan 2012

Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Also ask for this title at your local library

One Comment

  1. I really enjoyed this book. It’s a quick read but tells a fascinating story.

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