Friday, March 7, 2014

Inspirational Suspense from Alana Terry: The Beloved Daughter Review Plus Slave Again First Chapter Reveal (And a Mini Kobo e-reader Giveaway)

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: 
 
    The Beloved Daughter captured my interest from the very first chapter and it kept me in its grip to the very end. I have been aware of the fact that there is persecution of Christians in other countries, but this book really brought the reality and the horrors to life. I just don't understand how humans can be so cruel and heartless to other human beings.

At first I wasn't sure if this book was based on a true story or not. Though Chung-Cha is not a real person, I did discover in Alana Terry's Bonus Materials that some of the stories were based on actual events. This made the book so much more powerful.

Following Chung-Cha from the night she was imprisoned because of her family's faith was just heart-wrenching. She was a young girl at the beginning of the book and was tortured and lied to and mistreated for years in Camp 22 in North Korea. We see her strength and her failures as she struggles to understand why God would allow such things to happen.

This book has definitely opened my eyes to the horrors facing Christians in other countries. That said, I was very glad that the author didn't dwell on the details of the tortures and the gory details were left at a minimum. If you would like to discover these truths for yourself, I would highly recommend The Beloved Daughter. You will be encouraged by the strength of the persecuted Christians and the bravery of those who do what is in their power to help.


Order your own copy of The Beloved Daughter.

And there is more! Don't miss the First Chapter Reveal for Slave Again, Alana Terry's newest book. Additionally, there is a giveaway for a Mini Kobo e-reader at the end of the post. Good luck!


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!

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).
  

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julia. Good luck on the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting the blog tour stop! Just wanted to let you know I also liked your FB page and joined to follow your blog. :) Many blessings to you. Thanks again!

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