Monday, April 14, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Alone Yet Not Alone

Alone Yet Not Alone

{About the Book}

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 makes a promise to her older sister just before they are 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 is 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 would we ever succeed in passing through the wilderness, unacquainted with a single path or trail..

{My Review}

Rating: 5 Stars!

Alone Yet Not Alone was a roller coaster ride of adventure and emotion. It tells the tale of the Leininger sisters and their capture and escape from the Allegheny Indian tribe. The Alleghany tribe storms through and a massacre ensues. People are killed and people are captured. Those who survive and are captured are taken back to Alleghany tribe settlement. Sisters, Regina and Barbara Leininger, unfortunately are seperated.

Alone Yet Not Alone is the perfect book for any history buff. It would also be perfect if you enjoy novelizations of true stories. Regina and Barbara Leininger's story would most definitely satisfy that craving.


I am giving away 1 paperback copy of Alone Yet Not Alone on behalf of FlyBy Promotions.

All you have to do is comment with your favorite historical period and your email so I can get a hold of you! 

The winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, April 17.


  1. My favorite historical period would have to be the Medieval period. It's a complicated period sometimes, but is also very fascinating
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    1. That is an interesting time period! Thank you for entering.

  2. My favorite historical period is the Victorian era. This era was decadent, yet beautiful.

    1. That's one of my favorite time periods to! Please comment back with your email address. If I don't have your email address I can't enter you! Thank you!!

  3. I would also say Victorian era, but I like to try some new time periods, too. Alone Yet Not Alone sounds like a captivating book, especially considering it is based on a true story.


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