I am a lover for any book or movie based on a true story. It always is amazing to read or watch these stories and see the trials people went through or faced and how they came out of them and how they grew.
The backdrop for this book is 1755 nestled deep in the woods of Pennsylvania. It is about a family celebrating the blessings of their new homestead and growing harvest. Tragedy unfortunately strikes with the beginning of the French & Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre.
The lives in this God fearing family are forever changed when Barbara and Regina (two young sisters) are carried away by a band of Allegheny warriors. Driven by their faith they hold firm to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour.
It is an inspirational and true story of a family caught in the crossfire of the War.
When I first ordered the book I had thought I might be able to read this to the boys (4 &2) but it is a little bit above their heads at the moment and it might have been scary in some parts. It is perfect though for 4th grade and up! It is definitely written for a pre-teen or possibly even teenager but the message is powerful and resonates very strongly throughout.
They have even made a movie out of it and it hits theaters June 13! So it is perfect to read and then to go watch with your family (minus the little ones!).
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