The Beloved Daughter – Book Review
The Beloved Daughter tells the tale of Chung-Cha, a 12-year old North Korean girl who is imprisoned in Camp 22 – one of the most notorious political prison camps in the world – because her family is Christian, and her father refuses to renounce his faith.
As a young prisoner, she sees and endures things that no one should. She suffers betrayals from friends and is separated from those closest to her. In the midst of her surroundings, she struggles to reconcile her life with her faith.
The story is harsh. The story is heartbreaking. The story is riveting. The story is real.
From the first chapter, I was hooked, and I found that as the book went on, the story grew on me. This is good, because as difficult as the story can be to read in places, this story needs to be told, and deserves to be read.
What I liked most about this story was that, even though it spoke of difficult things, the story also had its beautiful moments, and its redemptive ones. For all of the inhumanity that is portrayed in this book, we see how even in life’s darkest moments, God has a plan and a purpose for our lives and is ultimately working all things for good.
The Beloved Daughter won second place in the 2012 Women Of Faith Writing Contest.
The Beloved Daughter – Book Trailer
About Alana Terry
Alana Terry is a homeschooling mother of three. The Beloved Daughter, Alana’s debut Christian novel, won second place in the Women of Faith writing contest. Alana is also the author of A Boy Named Silas, the story of her son’s complicated medical history and What, No Sushi? a children’s chapter book about the Japanese-American internment.
For More Information:
- Visit Alana’s Webiste.
- Visit The Beloved Daughter Book Tour Page.
- Connect with Alana on Twitter.
- Visit Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book to review. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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