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The Love of Divena (Blessings In India #3)

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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 spirit ...more
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Published September 1st 2012 by Abingdon Press
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
The Love of Divena

The Blessings of India 3

By Kay Marshall Strom

Though the law has forbidden it, the lowest class is still held in servitude. The Untouchables are being held down, forced by the wealthy to become bonded laborers. Education of any form is frowned upon because the downtrodden might become emboldened.



This is India and the love of her grandmother has given 17 year-old Divena a spirit that longs for freedom. Divena is determined to not be an Untouchable. But Divena is not the only one
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Ruth Hill
Dec 23, 2013 Ruth Hill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am only familiar with the nation of India due to the fact that I grew up in a church that supported a fantastic ministry in that country. When I think of India, I only think of Calcutta, but this book does not take place there. The history I learned in this book and the understanding I gleaned from its pages were truly the highlight of my reading this book. I had heard of the caste system being against the law, but I had no idea that the rich still did their best to circumvent the portions of ...more
Maureen Timerman
Sep 25, 2012 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I just finished this look into India's cast system. I cannot even imagine living under these conditions.
Anjan has been dropped at her Grandmother's door...almost literally. Can you imagine naming your daughter "Fear"? Her Grandmother changes her name to Divena ,"Divine Blessing"!
When you read what Divena's father has done to her younger sister, to make her a beggar...make sure you have tissues handy.
I love the way some of the things work out in this story. Learning to read....is the answer. Also
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Debbie
Jul 03, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading books by Kay Marshall Strom.
This book was an interesting read about India's traditional culture.
Good explanation of the caste system.
Written much like Alexander McCall Smith's books on Africa.
If you like his writing, you will like this book as well
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May 31, 2014 Anita Schweppe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So nice to read Christian historical fiction that is not about the Amish. I like those but enough already.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 16, 2014 10:12AM  
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 h ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Blessings In India (3 books)
  • The Faith of Ashish (Blessings in India, #1)
  • The Hope of Shridula (Blessings in India, #2)

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