Always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you.

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UNTIL now there had been no trouble…

Graduates of the University of Toronto, Kevin and Julia move to China, where they work passionately for 30 years, assisting with education, humanitarian work, and Christian social enterprises. From 2008 to 2014 they run a popular coffee house on the China/North Korea border and facilitate aid to North Korea.
And then they disappear.
 
After dinner at a local restaurant, the couple are forcibly separated and taken to a secret Chinese compound. In shock and disbelief, they wake up as prisoners. Pawns in an international spy espionage conflict involving Canada, the United States, and China, they endure months of gruelling interrogations, isolation, and imprisonment.
Surviving takes every breath. But through suffering comes life-changing insights and revelation. Courage and kindness, friendship and faith, resonate through the ordeal with the heartbeat of a love journey. Facing a devastating outcome, a sudden twist propels the story towards a miraculous reunion... if they can survive the wait.

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HOURS OF INTERROGATION

546

MEALS IN ISOLATION

775

DAYS IN DETENTION
 

TWO TEARS ON THE WINDOW is Julia and Kevin Garratt’s true story of their abduction and 775-day imprisonment in China as pawns in a political play between the governments of world superpowers.

Detailing their shocking and deeply painful experiences, Two Tears on the Window draws readers into a gripping journey that is both enlightening and deeply human.
 
The insightful and artfully crafted true account gives a rare inside view of life in a Chinese black jail and public prison where intense psychological and physical suffering mingles with unwavering faith and persevering hope.
 

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"Real Life Drama with a great ending! I loved this book - a well written account of two people whose character under trial is inspirational to anyone who reads."
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Rated 5/5 on Amazon
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Rated 4.5/5 on Goodreads

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“They shoved me into the back seat of a black sedan…. everything had morphed into a nightmare... Something terrible and dark was happening in this black car filled with officers. It’s a mistake.”

TWO TEARS ON THE WINDOW, PG. 49

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