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Alone Yet Not Alone Review may contain affiliate links. Thanks to Flyby Promotions for a copy of the book and CD to review, and for the book for giveaway as well. All opinions my own.
I’ve always enjoyed reading about America’s pioneer days. For instance, the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder are favorites. Now, I have another pioneer book to recommend for children (ideal for ages 10-13, although I think adults would enjoy it too): Alone Yet Not Alone: Their faith became their freedom.
There’s action right off the bat for sisters Barbara and Regina, who live in a Pennsylvania cabin with their parents and brothers in 1755. One day, two Indians break into the family’s cabin, and life will never be the same for any of the family members. I won’t tell more to avoid spoilers, but this is a book with something for everyone: adventure, action, history, the great outdoors, and most importantly, a strong faith in God that carries the sisters through some unbelievably hard times.
I think it’s interesting as well that the book is based on a true story which happened to ancestors of the author. The story will come out as a movie in June of this year. The soundtrack is wonderful also — I received a copy for review, along with the book. I popped it into my CD player and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Most of it is instrumental music, but the theme song is sung by Joni Eareckson Tada, who you probably know from the Christian world — she became a quadriplegic after a diving accident years ago. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but the nomination was famously rescinded after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found that the songwriter had improperly contacted other branch members for support. At least that’s the official line. It’s been suggested that another reason for the pulling of the nomination is because of the movie’s Christian theme.
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