Join Kay Marshall Strom, author of the Christian historical fiction, The Love of Divena, as she tours the blogosphere October 1 – 26 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
Kay Marshall Strom is the author of forty published books. Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, curriculum, stories for children, two prize-winning screenplays, and booklets for writers. Kay speaks at seminars, retreats, and special events throughout the country. She and her husband Dan Kline love to travel, and more and more Kay’s writing and speaking take her around the word.
Her latest book is the Christian historical fiction, The Love of Divena.
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In this final book of the Blessings in India trilogy, Divena struggles against an entire culture to proclaim a faith close to her heart while rocking the world of two families.
India 1990. In the final book of the Blessings of India series, Shridula, old and stooped at fifty-nine, makes her painful way to pay homage to the elephant god Ganesh, lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. “Why are we Hindus instead of Christians?” her seventeen-year-old granddaughter Divena asked.
“Because we are Indian,” said Shridula.
So begins a spiritual journey for Divena as she struggles against an entire culture to proclaim a faith close to her heart while rocking the world of two families.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
An old lady finds a little girl on her door step, but her response is, Go Away, This is my house! But did she call her Ammama, mother of my mother? Why would this little girl call her grandmother? But she soon learns that her sweet daughter Ritu is dead and the little girl’s daddy dropped her here, on Ammama’s doorstep. The old lady was poor and didn’t know how she would feed them both, but she believed God sent the little girl. So she will call her Divena, which means Divine Blessing, because God had sent this little girl to be a blessing to her. And as this story unfolds, we see what a wonderful blessing this precious girl is.
Wow, what a story! I fell in love with Divena when she was on her grandmothers doorstep. And the sweet old lady won my heart as well. Some scenes in this story is difficult to read, it will break your heart. But the characters created by the author will capture your heart and won’t let go! And the vivid details of India, and especially their caste system and the Untouchables. I feel like I’ve been to India with Kay Strom!
When reading The Love of Divena, I could clearly see she researched the information well, including several trips to India, giving her a first hand look at the way this class of people live. It is so touching to me that, even though this story is fiction, the way this class of people in India live, move and suffer is not fiction, it is real. Another thing I felt while reading is the love Kay Storm has for these India people. I can just go on and on about this story and how powerful it is, but you need to read it for yourself.
So I highly recommend The Love of Divena. I think this is a story that everyone should read. But be sure to pick up the first two books in the series to read first. If you like to read, you will not be disappointed in this book, nor this three book series. I encourage you to pick up your copy today!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher Abingdon Press through PUYB to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.