Beloved Daughter (1 review & 2 giveaways)

Renee Ann Smith —  December 26, 2013 — 13 Comments

The Beloved Daughter is an inspirational suspense novel by Alana Terry, which tells the story of a young girl sent to a North Korean prison camp for her father’s faith. It has won awards from the Book Club Network and the Women of Faith writing contest. It is also currently one of the nominations for Book of the Year at

The Beloved Daughter will be on sale for just $0.99 (regularly $3.99) from the Amazon Kindle store from December 26-30. As a special Christmas bonus, if you are one of the first three people to comment on this blog, you can win your own free kindle copy today! And if you’re feeling especially lucky, enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card! (GIVEAWAY now over.)

My Take: Beloved Daughter is a dose of reality wrapped in the suspenseful, adventure-filled story of Chung-Ca, daughter of an outspoken Christian father in the totalitarian state of North Korea. Amidst a people raised to be godless & cruel, the light of Christ shines through Chung-Ca’s father & the other characters who know Him. Though at times Chung-Ca’s light seems little more than a sputtering candle, her story helped me envision how even that amount of truth can give hope to those who encounter it. That makes this an important story for any thoughtful believer to make time for.

What I liked best: This story renewed my determination to pray for our many brothers & sisters in Christ, who are suffering in slavery & oppression around the world.

Also, Chung-Ca’s journey gave me hope for me—that though many days I falter in my faith, all I need is a mustard-seed-sized amount for God to use me. God’s grace is pretty amazing that way, isn’t it?

My Favorite Quote: “The Old Woman continued in her low, melodic voice. ‘Eventually word of my witnessing attempts, feeble as they were, reached the ears of the guards. I was put in detainment. It was then, in the midst of fear and persecution, that the words of our Master came to me in a vision. One night the Savior himself appeared in my cell and told me clearly, ‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.'”

‘From Matthew,’ I remarked, remembering how my father loved the first gospel and memorized it in its entirety.

The Old Woman looked over at me and furrowed her brow. ‘From the Bible? . . . I have not seen the Holy Book since I was younger than you, a child in my parents’ house . . . My vision of Jesus filled me with hope.'”

SAVE BIG: Get the ebook from amazon for 99 cents when you buy before Dec. 31. If you like audiobooks, you can buy the unabridged version narrated by 4-time Audie-award winner Kathy Garver from Audible, or get it from amazon for only $1.99 after you buy the ebook (save $18). Like paperbacks? Get The Beloved Daughter for less than $12 on Amazon.

Flash giveaway! How to win a free copy of The Beloved Daughter ebook:

1) Be one of the first three people to leave a blog comment below. (Comments by Alana Terry or the author of this blog don’t count.)

2) You must fill out this quick form so Alana knows where to send your prize ebook.

*All the prize copies claimed? No worries – get it from amazon for just 99 cents!

This week I might be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Sharing His Beauty, Miscellany Monday, Monday Musings, Hear It on Sunday, Unite @Rich Faith Rising, Modest Mondays, Teach Me Tuesdays, Titus 2 Tuesdays, Teaching What Is Good, What I Learned This Week, Heart and Home, Titus 2sday Link-up, Raising Homemakers, Deep Roots at Home, Mommy Snippets WW, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, Winsome Wednesday, Wise Woman Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Whimsy Wednesday, In Him We Live, Juana Mikels Wednesday Link-up, Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party, Thursday Favorite Things, Thriving Thursday, Hearts for Home, Thoughtful Thursday, Cozy Book Hop, Tell His Story, Thought Provoking Thursday, Raising Mighty Arrows, Share the Joy Thursday, Time Travel Thursday, Thrive @Home Link Up, Grace at Home, Faithful Friday Blog Hop, Faith-filled Friday, Fellowship Friday, Friendship Friday, Freedom Friday, Womanhood w/ Purpose Friday Link Up, Essential Friday Link-up, Sunday Collective, and Heart Reflected.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

13 responses to Beloved Daughter (1 review & 2 giveaways)

  1. I love suspense and adventure, so this sounds like one I would enjoy. It is so nice to know that a person can pick up and book and hope to be inspired by the story. Please continue to share your God given talent with the world.

  2. A good novel to enjoy reading which will inspire me to pray for those being persecuted makes for a more than winning book to read! Sounds like a powerful book to read. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Leaving you lots and lots of blog lovins! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and hoping you will have a safe and Happy New Year!

  4. Wow this books sounds so wonderful! And I’d love to share it with my girls. Thanks for sharing this book! 🙂

  5. I love suspense novels, and this one sounds really good. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. The book sounds like a “must read” I would enjoy reading the book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Thanks so much for helping promote my novel, Renee!!

  8. Renee, so happy to have found your blog and to learn of Alana’s book! My husband & I lived in Japan for two years and I really have a heart for that entire area of the world. Looking forward to reading the book!

  9. I always love your book reviews and I will add this one. I am getting more into the kindle thing. I still rather enjoy turning a page. I liked the quote, also.

  10. Thanks for hosting the stop on the blog tour! Happy 2014!

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