* A riveting novel based on the true-life experiences of Leininger's pioneer ancestors! In 1755 during the Penn's Creek Massacre in Pennsylvania, Allegheny warriors killed 14 colonists and captured 11 more---including the Leininger sisters. Their faith is strong, but will it continue to nurture them during their darkest hour? Ages 8 and up. 208 pages, softcover from Zonderkidz.
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In this story that takes us back in time to the beginning of the French and Indian War we travel to the beautiful and peaceful Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania. There Tracy Leininger Craven introduces us to two of her brave ancestors, Barbara and Regina Leininger. During this peaceful time with the Indians no one would have dreamed the unimaginable horrors that were on the way to this quiet area.
This story tells us how these two precious girls were taken captive after their father and brother was killed trying to protect them. Sometime after they were taken they were separated and neither knew if the other had survived. But the memories of their family and their faith and trust in God sustained them through those horrible years. During this time they both remembered the scripture they were taught and the beautiful hymns their mother would sing to them.
This story is one of a deep faith in God which these girls learned from a very young age. It is a faith that kept them through their darkest hours when they were snatched from their family and it kept them through the long years they were held in captivity.
While reading this story I found myself being drawn in by the way in which Tracy tells it. Her details are very good and I found that I was able to picture the scenes as I read them. I was deeply moved while reading it; it brought me to tears reading what they had to endure and then to utmost joy to know these young ladies, even at the cost of their own lives, never gave up their faith in God and His power to deliver. Thank you Tracy for sharing this powerful story with us.
I was given a copy of this book by Zondervan in exchange for my honest opinion.