Book Review: Alone Yet Not Alone {and Giveaway}

Alone Yet Not Alone is the inspirational true story of two young sisters, Regina and Barbara Leininger, who were abducted in the autumn of 1755 by Allegheny warriors during the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre during the French and Indian War. Until that day, the God-fearing Leininger family were enjoying the blessings of a beautiful homestead and a plentiful harvest deep within American's new frontier. As they were being separated, Barbara, the older of the two sisters, made Regina promise to never lose the song of her heart, Alone Yet Not Alone. It was their undying faith in God and the powerful bonds of family that brought Barbara and Regina back together again. Despite all obstacles, they never forsook their faith in Jesus Christ and they knew that even in their darkest hour they were never alone.

Alone Yet Not Alone is a juvenile fiction book and a quick read but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author did a wonderful job at retelling this story that had been passed down to her from her grandmother Leininger. I don't think I could have been as strong as Barbara and Regina were during the years that they were separated from each other and the rest of their family. It was because they never lost faith in their savior that brought them back together. The author did a remarkable job at describing all the characters, as well as the backdrop. I definitely got a feel of how life was in the 1700s. Alone Yet Not Alone is a great book for both young and old to read.

It is the author's prayer that those who read Alone Yet Not Alone will be encouraged to run the race of life with undaunted faith and endurance, drawing strength from the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. I myself am not a Christian but I don't mind reading stories such as this once in a while and I'm not afraid to admit that I was personally moved by this book. I don't know or often meet people with this much faith anymore so it was a refreshing read.

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.

The faith-based movie based on the book Alone Yet Not Alone will be released in theaters on June 13, 2014? The official website for the movie is You can also find out more on Facebook at and on Twitter at If you want to go ahead and reserve your seats now, you can do so at I'm going to pass my copy of Alone Yet Not Alone off to a young lady who I know would love to read this story but I'm also doing a giveaway right here on my blog and one lucky Precisely Mine reader will win a copy as well.

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  1. I am reading a book right now called Rise To Victory. I wish I had more time than I do to read.

  2. The last book I read was Jubilee Trail a great historical read.

  3. I last read Celebrity Inc.


  4. The last book I read all the way through was the The Hunger Games. I ordered the next two, and they are sitting in the box because I know once I start them I won't want to do anything else until I finish them. Sigh.

    1. I loved this series and you are right, lol. I hated the movie though because there are so many differences.

  5. I am currently reading: Growing up Duggar.

  6. The last book I read "Whitney, My Love" by Judith McNaught.

  7. looks like a great book. my dad will love it

  8. I read like a book a day, or two or three days. I started one of the "Ladies Number One Detective Agency" books this morning. I really love tehm.

  9. The last book I read was Spelling It Like It Is by Tori Spelling. Yeah...guilty pleasure read :)

    Les Johnson

  10. I am starting to read The Weird Sisters.

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  11. I have been reading the original Wizard of Oz and it is fascinating, I have been enjoying it.

  12. The Plain Truth

    Jenny Stanek

  13. The last book I read was Stolen Innocence :)

  14. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding Faith.Thank you for the great giveaway :)
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