Albina is a native Ukrainian who wrote and published a book in English, her third language, which she self-learned fully only eight years ago. She has transformed her life story into a powerful testimony in the form of a memoir MISS FORTUNE.

“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’s 36 years her senior? She has always kept her response simple. Until now…

Albina’s childhood fear that no one in Ukraine would want to marry a ‘crow’ at first resulted in various misfortunes, from failing dreams and relationships to even ending up in a police cell for 51 days, until she finally learned to focus on her dreams, not her fears.

MISS FORTUNE is an impressive piece of work written by an impressive writer, a quest to find true happiness with an enduring theme – you’ll always win if you choose love.


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