November 13, 2013

The Beloved Daughter and A Giveaway!

I don't often participate in blog tours but I felt there was something special about this book.

I was drawn to its story and I'm so glad I got a chance to read it!


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.

 MY THOUGHTS:

This novel was AMAZING.

The story was riveting and powerful beyond the author's words. God was definitely behind this one. : )

The Beloved Daughter is a tale of a young girl who is sent to a prison camp on account of her father's work in the underground church in North Korea.

Recently having read a true story of a man who escaped  Camp 14 in North Korea ( READ HERE ), Alana's fictional, yet so true to life novel had a huge impact on me.

It encouraged me to keep praying for North Korea, for it's enslaved people, and for their freedom. Also to pray for the church, who is severely persecuted there.

I can't tell you how much this book moved me, literally moved me to prayer. I stopped several times to bow before God and plead for the people of North Korea.

If you are not much of a fiction reader, you may want to make an exception with this book. You'll learn so much about what's going on in the camps of North Korea, as well as the power of God in the lives of those who love Him.

I promise you, you won't be able to put it down!



Join the giveaway
Acclaim: 
 
     *Winner, Women of Faith Writing Contest
 
     *1st Place, Book Club Network Book of the Month

     *Amazon Bestseller (#5 Christian Suspense)


Reviews:

"...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


 

Awesome Prizes!

You don't want to miss out on the month-long Beloved Daughter audiobook launch party. See the Alana Terry facebook page to get started. Multiple winners every week ... Hundreds of $$$-worth in prizes!

ENTER THE DRAWING: In addition to the Facebook party, you can enter the grand prize drawing below for a chance to win a $100 gift card to either Target or Amazon (you choose!), or one of the awesome prizes from the prize gallery (think Christian T-shirts, jewelry, books, CDs, lotions, and more)!

SEE THE AUDIOBOOK HERE

SEE THE PAPERBACK HERE

SEE THE EBOOK HERE 

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31 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a great book!!

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday God bless.

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  2. I bought the e-book version today and have started reading.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. : )

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  3. Hi Cathy! This does sound like a wonderful book, thank you for the recommendation. I think it's so easy to forget that although we have incredible freedoms, there are so many who really suffer for their faith. These are our modern day saints.
    I can see why you were moved to prayer. I need to remember this fact more often and pray too.
    Blessings to you today!
    Ceil

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    1. This book definitely helps demonstrate the suffering believers go through. I recently read that most prosecuted Christians, when asked what we can do for them, answered...please pray, pray, pray. They understand the power of prayer.

      God bless!

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  4. I'm always looking for a unique read that will take me on an emotional adventure. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks for stopping by! : )

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  5. Amazing story from what I see here, I have not read a book like this one before but have heard of the author so will check it out...thanks for sharing on the blog Alana.

    Paula O

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Paula, hope you enjoy the book. : )

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  6. Thank you so much for joining the blog tour. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and post about The Beloved Daughter. Many blessings to you!

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    1. Thanks again for thinking of me. I loved your book!

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  7. Wonderful book that everyone should read - these people aren't acknowledged enough! Thanks for featuring it!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  8. Wow, this blog background is lovely. Did you create it yourself?

    And no, I'm not saying that because you asked me to leave blog love; I really do think this background is beautiful!

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    1. Welcome Theodora! I love this background too! I got it from a website called shabbyblogs.com
      They have many beautiful blog backgrounds to choose from. : )

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  9. I enjoyed reading your thoughts, Cathy. I've had this book on my Kindle for a good while and I hope to read it soon. It certainly promises to be an uncomfortable, but inspiring read.

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read it soon. It was hard to read at times, but was so captivating I couldn't put it down. Thanks for visiting Carol! : )

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  10. Interesting that you had just recently read a non-fiction book about such a similar topic. I love that this fiction book still felt so real to you!

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    1. Welcome Nicole! Yes I love it when I find books that come together like that! Both were great books. : )

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  11. I hadn't heard of this one yet. It sounds intense!

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    1. Glad I could introduce this book to you. Thanks for stopping by! : )

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  12. Sounds great! Also totally love your blog background!

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    1. Thanks Harlei! Glad you stopped by. : )

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  13. Sounds like a great book! Had not heard of it yet. Thanks for the chance:)

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  14. Thanks for sharing about this book, Cathy. I'm continually inspired by the faith of the persecuted. I think every Christian in America should read at least part of Foxes Book of Martyrs. Have a blessed week!

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    1. 'Foxes Book of Martyrs' is one of the books that has challenged me and encouraged me in my faith. Wonderful book.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Looks like a great, but heart-wrenching book. Have you read the trilogy by Hope Finchbaugh about believers in China? Much of the third one takes place in North Korea and sounds similar to this one. They're so good but so hard to read. Thanks for sharing this book at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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    1. No I haven't heard of those books. I'll have to look for them. Thanks Tina

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  16. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.

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