Friday, March 14, 2014

Book Review of The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry

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.

My Thoughts: 
This book inspired my heart in a way that no other book has. It is not the kind I typically read, but I'm thankful it came my way anyway. Alana Terry has written a wonderfully gripping and intense story about a young woman's years in a prison camp and her journey of faith through it and beyond it. It challenged my faith and opened my heart to questions I don't often explore.
Her characters are vivid and powerfully written. Her story is easy to follow and pulls you in to the slow but steady drama.
The tension of the violent camp and the persecution written throughout the story was not graphic as I might have thought. Instead it is written through the perception of the main character, in a first person point of view. I enjoyed this format. It made the story alive and vibrant in my mind without being graphic and gory.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in powerful, emotion stories that read as inviting and personal as a biography.

The Beloved Daughter has non-graphic violence and adult situations handled in a PG-13 way. It is not recommended for young teens because of its intensity.

Thank you to the author for a free audio copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.  

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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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  1. Thank you so much for the review! I really appreciate it!

  2. Can I borrow this one Jodi?