Alone Yet Not Alone

Alone Yet Not Alone

Based on the True Story of Barbara and Regina Leininger

by Tracy Leininger Craven
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Mti, ©2012, ISBN: 9780310730538
Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Current Retail Price: $9.99

Autumn of 1755 bestowed to the Leiningers' world, not only its rich beauties, but also a rewarding harvest. On this particular day the whole valley seemed to rejoice in the fullness of the season—but suddenly Barbara and Regina's peaceful frontier life is changed forever.

General Braddock and his army had been defeated and soon the Pennsylvania settlers would suffer the bloody effects of the French and Indian War. On October 16, 1755, a band of Indians, led by Allegheny warriors, stormed through Buffalo Valley, burned the Leiningers' log cabin, and captured the sisters. Few survived the Penn's Creek Massacre and even fewer lived to tell the story. Regina made a promise to her older sister just before they were unwillingly separated -each to endure different fates.

Barbara is taken deep into the wilderness, but holds on to the hope that she will find her little sister. Though she is adopted into the Indian tribe, there is a longing deep inside that cannot be denied. She must escape-but the penalty if caught is certain death. No one expresses Barbara's apprehensions better than her own words, written in 1759:

"If one could not believe that there ia a God, who helps and saves from death, one had better let running away alone...the extreme probability that the Indians would pursue and recapture us, was two to one compared with the dim hope that, perhaps, we would get through...even if we did escape the Indians, how we would ever succeed in passing through the wilderness, unacquainted with a single path or trail...scarcely any food, the season wet and cold, and many rivers to cross."

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  A Story of True Trust in God
Abigail Deppe of Aloha, OR, 7/15/2016
Alone Yet Not Alone is an incredible story telling of the great courage of two brave girls. Alone Yet Not Alone is written by Tracy Leininger Craven, a descendant of Barbara and Regina Leininger, the two girls in the story. This exciting tale takes place during the fearsome French and Indian War. The Leininger family, who are from Germany, show tremendous trust in God despite the difficulties of adjusting to a new country. When the girls are taken captive by Indians, Barbara reminds her young sister, Regina, to always trust God and to always have faith in Him. Two Indian tribes separate the girls and while Barbara escapes a few years later, Regina only returns home many years later at the end of the war. This story has adventure, danger, and amazing faith in God.