I am not sure what I expected from this book, but I did not expect it to be the gripping tale that it was. In Beloved daughter, the raw issues that faced North Korean believers are made very real. The emotional and physical abuse is described in detail, making this book one for adult reading, rather than teens, however, it would be good that if an older teen was reading, great for discussion.
I think this book would be great for a book club discussion group, as there are many facets that would cause deep thoughts.
I had not read much about the sufferings in North Korea, but what I found most interesting was the way that even the strongest Christians could turn on one another or be tempted to forsake their faith. The story is engaging, but does leave you on a bit of a cliff hanger, for which I really hope there is a second book in the making! This is not an easy, happy fiction read, but is more like a biographical story, written in easy to read language.
Thank you to Alana Terry for allowing me the chance to read and review this book!
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 audiobook version of Alana’s bestselling debut novel is narrated by Kathy Garver, a four-time Audie award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Motion Picture Council. (You might also recognize Kathy as Cissy from the TV show Family Affair.)
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.
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*Winner, Women of Faith Writing Contest
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“…an engaging plot that reads like a story out of today’s headlines…” ~ Women of Faith Writing Contest
“Alana is a master storyteller, and I can’t imagine anyone failing to be
captivated by this harrowing tale. What we have here is a compelling
story, but it’s also one of great importance.” ~ Brad Francis, Author of The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living
“The Beloved Daughter is a beautifully written story that is…both personal and representative of the challenges that many North Koreans still face today.” ~ Sarah Palmer, Rescue Team Coordinator at Liberty in North Korea
“The author does a phenomenal job… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – but have tissues handy.” ~ Pauline Creeden, Editor AltWit Press
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