Monday, March 20, 2017

Book of the Month: Alone Yet Not Alone


   Autumn has come to the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania and the Leininger family is harvesting their crops in preparation for the long winter ahead. But their lives are suddenly shattered by a series of raids encouraged by the French and led by Allegheny Indians, culminating in what became known as the Penn's Creek Massacre. The two Leininger sisters, Barbara and Regina, are captured and sent to live with separate Indian tribes. Will they remain true to their faith while living in a pagan society? What has become of their family? Will Barbara and Regina ever meet again?


   Intriguing and moving with a delightful ending, this book captured my interest from the start. What I find even more remarkable is that it was written by a descendant of the main character! Also, a map is included in the book detailing Barbara's travels, which I found very helpful.


   There is some romance as Barbara grows up and eventually gets married, but it's not excessively detailed.

My rating for this series is:

5 out of 5 stars (I loved it and would recommend it to anyone)


  1. I love this book also! It's translated to Dutch.

    1. Oh, that's awesome! I didn't know it had been translated into other languages.

  2. What age group is this targeted for?

    1. I believe the book's target audience are those of middle school age, but I read it when in high school.