Review: Torn Asunder by Alana Terry

aa0ff-torn2basunder2b-2bebook2bsmall I had trouble setting Torn Asunder down. The story drew me in and would not let go. This book is not for the faint of heart and does contain some gritty scenes of torture and abuse against individuals who are trying to spread the news of Christ as a part of the underground church in North Korea.

Torn Asunder contains a wonderful love story and that is what carried me through the book, even past the horrors endured by some characters. It was a love story between two flawed individuals. The story flowed through the highs and lows of their love for each other, and how it flourished even under the most horrible of situations. But, even more amazing than Hannah and Simon’s relationship, was the overarching love story that these two people had with their God. Both Hannah and Simon struggled with doubt, guilt, and fear. But above everything was their love for God and their love for each other. This was a great story! (5 stars)

I would like to express my thanks to the author for the complimentary copy of this book that I received in exchange for an honest review.



After graduating from the Secret Seminary, Hannah and Simon are ready to return to their homeland. Their training has equipped them to carry the gospel to a country ravaged by darkness and despair. If necessary, they’re even prepared to face the North Korean labor camps, but the hardest part of their mission isn’t the hunger, cold, and incessant danger. The hardest part is cutting off contact with one another. In this world of spies, secret police, and informants, Hannah and Simon learn that staying together won’t compromise their ministry. It could cost them both their lives.

Two undercover missionaries delivering a single message of hope. Two Christians willing to die for the sake of the Good News. One love – more powerful than terror, more beautiful than life, and more dangerous than either of them could possibly imagine.

A love so strong, nothing but the grave could overcome it.

Torn Asunder is part of the Whispers of Refuge series branched off from Alana Terry’s award-winning debut, The Beloved Daughter. These suspense novels tell the stories of contemporary North Koreans and can be read together or separately from Alana’s other books.



Alana is passionate about human-rights issues in North Korea and has devoted her writing to raise both awareness and funds to help North Korean refugees find freedom and safety. You can find out more about Liberty in North Korea and Alana’s rescue campaign at

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: Torn Asunder by Alana Terry

  1. Alana Terry says:

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Great review Brittany! Really great book too. I think it’s Alana’s best yet!

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