Book Review: The Beloved Daughter

7 Mar

9831123_origIn 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.

alana-terryAlana 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.

My Impressions:

From the opening scenes of The Beloved Daughter, Alana Terry had my full attention. Gripping and convicting, horrifying and affirming, The Beloved Daughter is a must read novel for those who want to see just what is happening in North Korea. I knew that it was an evil regime, but Alana’s debut novel opened my eyes to the truth of its brutality and the need for intercession for the church that refuses to give up in spite of persecution.

The Beloved Daughter is the story of Chung-Cha, a young woman raised by a devout Christian in the hostile country of North Korea. Following a raid, she is plunged into a living nightmare of torture, degradation and physical and emotional deprivation. Chung-Cha learns quickly that she can depend only on herself for survival, causing her to harden her heart to others and to God. But though she has turned her back on God, He never forgets her, working through the very trials and temptations that Chung-Cha faces.

The Beloved Daughter will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping at the treatment Chung-cha faces. A truly godless nation, North Korea treats its citizens more harshly than animals. If nothing else, the novel will open your eyes to the atrocities being perpetrated on its people, especially Christians. But The Beloved Daughter also has scenes of hope and peace amidst the terror and betrayal. God’s peace and hope and healing grace shine through. The Beloved Daughter is beautifully written, with complex characters and well-imagined settings — good literature with a dramatic and moving subject matter. I highly recommend this novel and look forward to Alana’s newest book, Slave Again.

Highly Recommended.

Great for book discussion groups.

(Thanks to the author for my ebook copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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2 Responses to “Book Review: The Beloved Daughter”

  1. Alana Terry March 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Thank you so much for the review!

    • rbclibrary March 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

      You are welcome. Looking forward to Slave Again.

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