Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Beloved Daughter By Alana Terry

 I received this book from the author, Alana Terry, for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


Book Description: 

In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. It is her father's faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha's well-being.
    
"The Beloved Daughter" follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps the contemporary free world has known. Her crime? Being the daughter of a Christian.

"The Beloved Daughter" is Alana Terry's debut Christian novel and has won multiple awards, including the Women of Faith writing contest and the Book of the Month award from The Book Club Network





My Thoughts: 

The Beloved Daughter is Alana Terry's debut novel and its amazing.  Chung-Cha's family are Christians in North Korea, one night her family is taken to prison camp and expected to renounce their faith. Chung-Cha endures unthinkable abuse and cruelty at the hands of the soldiers in the camp.  Eventually she finds herself in a cell with an old woman who the guards are afraid of. She is a Christian woman who has demonstrated her faith publicly.  Chung-Cha finds herself safe and loved with the old woman. She teaches Chung-Cha much in the time they are together. One night a soldier comes asking for prayers of healing for his daughter.  As events unfold Chung Cha finds herself escaping from the prison camp with an unlikely helper. She crossed borders and finds herself in a safe house. Now she has to figure out what life will be.

The Beloved Daughter is written in a diary like format by a mother(Chung Cha) to her beloved daughter(Ae Cha) that shares her life and family history.  This book is very well written and very well researched.  Alana Terry writes with authority about North/Sought Korea and China, the politics of these places, the history, the prison camps, religions of the region, and life after prison camp.  I learned a lot about these things while reading this book.  The story is heart wrenching, the abuse and cruelty that the people endured in this prison camp was just horrible.  This is a deep story that really touches your heart about Religious persecution that has happened and still does in places. I really enjoyed most of the characters in this book but my favorite was The Old Woman, Grandmother who took care of Chung Cha during part of her time at the prison camp. She was a strong, steadfast woman who loved God and didn't hide that. She did what she could to help Chung Cha see things and gave her love, something she desperately needed.  I had a hard time putting this book down once I picked it up.  As I read this story, I felt like I was there watching the events unfold from the descriptions and details. I definitely found myself crying in parts of this book.  Very emotional read. I enjoyed the book tremendously and highly recommend it to anyone who reads Christian Fiction. You will not be disappointed.  I look forward to reading more from Alana Terry! She is a must read author on my list.  I give this book 5 STARS. 



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The Beloved Daughter, an inspirational suspense novel by award-winning author Alana Terry, is a story of persecution and triumph set in the oppressive North Korean regime.

The Beloved Daughter

Synopsis: In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. It is her father's faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha's well-being. The Beloved Daughter follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps the contemporary free world has known. Her crime? Being the daughter of a Christian.

The Beloved Daughter has won awards from Women of Faith and the Book Club Network. It was also a #1 amazon bestseller in Christian suspense and is the top-rated ebook in several different kindle categories. The Beloved Daughter is available in kindle or paperback. You can also get the audiobook narrated by four-time Audie award-winner Kathy Garver.

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Alana Terry is getting ready to release her next novel, Slave Again, about a North Korean refugee who escapes prison camp only to get trafficked across the border.

Alana is giving away free copies of her next release to anyone who makes a donation to Liberty in North Korea, an organization dedicated to rescuing refugees who escape North Korea. She's also giving away a mini kobo e-reader and several copies of Slave Again, so be sure to enter the giveaway below!



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She escaped a North Korean prison camp only to find herself enslaved again.

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Trailer Reveal: Mee-Kyong endured a childhood fending for herself in a North Korean prison camp. When she finally flees across the border into China, Mee-Kyong must draw upon all her survival skills. Does Mee-Kyong have the cunning she needs to escape the world of abuse and shame into which she's been sold? Can she manage to save both herself and the innocent child under her protection?
 

About the Author:  Alana Terry is a homeschool mom, pastor's wife, and Christian author. Her debut novel, The Beloved Daughter, has won awards from Women of Faith and the Book Club Network. The Beloved Daughter was a number one bestseller in Christian suspense on amazon. Her next novel, Slave Again, is due out this summer.

Giveaway Time! Alana is giving away free copies of her next release to anyone who makes a donation to Liberty in North Korea, an organization dedicated to rescuing refugees who escape North Korea. She's also giving away a mini kobo e-reader and several copies of Slave Again, so be sure to enter the giveaway below!



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She escaped a North Korean prison camp only to find herself enslaved again.

Slave Again, by inspirational suspense novelist Alana Terry.

Synopsis: Mee-Kyong endured a childhood fending for herself in a North Korean prison camp. When she finally flees across the border into China, Mee-Kyong must draw upon all her survival skills. Does Mee-Kyong have the cunning she needs to escape the world of abuse and shame into which she's been sold? Can she manage to save both herself and the innocent child under her protection?
 
About the Author:  Alana Terry is a homeschool mom, pastor's wife, and Christian author. Her debut novel, The Beloved Daughter, has won awards from Women of Faith and the Book Club Network. The Beloved Daughter was a number one bestseller in Christian suspense on amazon. Her next novel, Slave Again, is due out this summer.

First Chapter Reveal: Want to read the first chapter from Slave Again? Scroll down below the giveaway to get your own sneak preview.

Giveaway Time! Alana is giving away free copies of her next release to anyone who makes a donation to Liberty in North Korea, an organization dedicated to rescuing refugees who escape North Korea. She's also giving away a mini kobo e-reader and several copies of Slave Again, so be sure to enter the giveaway below!



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READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF SLAVE AGAIN (if the widget below isn't working, click here).
  


She escaped a North Korean prison camp only to find herself enslaved again.

Slave Again, by inspirational suspense novelist Alana Terry.

Cover Reveal: Mee-Kyong endured a childhood fending for herself in a North Korean prison camp. When she finally flees across the border into China, Mee-Kyong must draw upon all her survival skills. Does Mee-Kyong have the cunning she needs to escape the world of abuse and shame into which she's been sold? Can she manage to save both herself and the innocent child under her protection?
 
About the Author:  Alana Terry is a homeschool mom, pastor's wife, and Christian author. Her debut novel, The Beloved Daughter, has won awards from Women of Faith and the Book Club Network. The Beloved Daughter was a number one bestseller in Christian suspense on amazon. Her next novel, Slave Again, is due out this summer.


Giveaway Time! Alana is giving away free copies of her next release to anyone who makes a donation to Liberty in North Korea, an organization dedicated to rescuing refugees who escape North Korea. She's also giving away a mini kobo e-reader and several copies of Slave Again, so be sure to enter the giveaway below!



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