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Miss Fortune

Length: 311 pages4 hours


“Who would think that my inability to pronounce the letter R would turn my life upside down and lead me from Ukraine to South Africa?”

Albina Hume is often asked the same question - how did she meet her South African husband John, a property developer and a rhino breeder, who is 36 years her senior? She has always kept her response simple. Until now...
Her childhood fear, that no one in Ukraine would want to marry a crow, resulted in many misfortunes, from failing dreams and relationships to even ending up in a police cell for 51 days, until she learned to focus on her dreams, not her fears.
Now, Albina and John Hume have dedicated their lives to preventing the South African rhino population from becoming extinct by breeding them for future generations. In the past six years, they have bred over 500 white rhinos, with Albina emerging as a pro-rhino activist, advocating for an end to the war on trade in rhino horn that has only resulted in illegal trade and killing of rhinos and also people in Africa. Albina calls for legalising trade in horn – a renewable product – to help create harmony between African people and their natural heritage.
Native Ukrainian Albina has transformed her life story into a powerful testimony in the form of a memoir, written in English, her third language, which she taught herself only eight years ago. Miss Fortune tells the story of how some childhood fears can dictate your present and future, a quest to find true happiness with an enduring theme - you’ll always win if you choose love.

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