Monday, December 23, 2013

Review of The Beloved Daughter


Review of The Beloved Daughter

 by Alana Terry

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In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. But it is her father's faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha's well-being. Is Chung-Cha's father right to be such a vocal believer? Or is he a fool to bring danger on the head of his only daughter? Chung-Cha is only a girl of twelve and is too young to answer such questions. Yet she is not too young to face a life of imprisonment and forced labor. Her crime? Being the daughter of a political traitor. The Beloved Daughter follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps of the contemporary free world. Will Chung-Cha survive the horrors of Camp 22? And if she does survive, will her faith remain intact? "The Beloved Daughter" is Alana Terry's debut Christian novel and was a winner in the Women of Faith writing contest.

MY REVIEW:  I am shocked to learn that this is Alana Terry's debut novel as it is so incredibly well-written.   This is a very emotional, compelling story.  I have never read an account of anyone who had been imprisoned in Korea.  I could feel the fear and anger in Chung-Cha.   She had every right to feel afraid and certainly angry also.   I also experienced my first audiobook with this story and I would rush through daily chores and duties to get back to the kindle to listen some more.   I am pleased to give a 5 Star Rating to The Beloved Daughter and will happily recommend it to my friends.  I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.  

About the Author:
Alana Terry
When Alana isn't writing, it's likely that she's on the floor wrestling with her kids. Or playing outside with her kids. Or chauffeuring her kids. Or trying some random science experiment with her kids. But she's probably not cooking or cleaning.

Alana is a homeschooling mother of three who loves to write, hates to cook, and enjoys reading a good book almost as much as she enjoys writing one.

Alana won the Women of Faith writing contest for "The Beloved Daughter," her debut inspirational novel. "What, No Sushi?" is Alana's first book in a chapter-book series for kids published by Do Life Right, Inc.

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