Book Review: Miss Fortune: Albina Hume


Miss Fortune by Albina Hume tells the story of Albina who decides to move to South Africa from Ukraine, where she is perfectly at ease because with her husband, they can enjoy nature dabbling to take home so many different animals with whom, however, they must face, creating situations.


Albina’s upbringing fright that no one in Ukraine would desire to tie the knot with her at first resulted in a variety of misfortunes, from failing ideas and relations to even ending up in a police cell for 51 days, until she at last learned to hub on her dreams, not her reservations as she with her husband John Hume, a South African property developer and a rhino breeder, who is 36 years her senior dedicate their lives to preventing the South African rhino population from becoming wiped out by procreation of rhinos for upcoming generations.

In the past six years, they have bred over 500 white rhinos, with Albina emerging as a pro-rhino campaigner, advocating for an end to the conflict on trade in rhino horn that has only resulted in illicit trade and killing of rhinos and also people in Africa. Albina calls for legalising trade in horn, a renewable produce to aid fashion concord between African populace and their innate legacy.

This book is a masterpiece of its kind and shows that the author loves animals, and makes them love even to the reader. The book is highly recommend to all animal lovers as this is one of those novels that immediately puts you in a good mood. If you come back from a bad day, if it's raining outside and you feel depressed, just open this novel, plunging into the sun with a glimpse of life into the couples life. Yes, as certain situations may seem hallucinating they are true and perhaps this awareness makes us entertained with great relish.

A book that puts you inside the story of this quirky family with the detailed descriptions help visualize the story and style makes reading very exciting. The whole book is a mix of cute anecdotes and reflections on the importance of preserving nature in all its forms. Really interesting and an enjoyable novel in a world certainly much appreciated by the author.

This is a book that everyone can read and perhaps should read with the author gives an insight into her life, and her childhood. What is really fun about this book are the dialogues and the stories of their adventures together. The book is always fresh and cheerful and never succumbs to boredom. The author is wonderful in commenting on the people and events with a sense of humor.

This is a book! A book for all, a book out of the box, which is beyond the categories, that does not need frameworks.  There are animals and humans, there is the seriousness and irony. The love for these creatures is so much, and so genuine that moves and engages the reader. The book is certainly interesting especially for the protagonist's passion for nature and the discovery of different forms of life.

The author write a novel, lighter and at the same time speaks of life and nature and leaves you glued to the pages that follow and moves away from the nineteenth-century novel, because not only it has moods and events of the characters, but goes further by comparing each other and with the reality that surrounds her, the ideas that haunt her characters and that they themselves live and relive with painful obsession.




ISBN-13: 978-0993242502 • Binding: Paperback • Published: June 2015 • Publisher: Ardua Publishing  • Pages: 304 • Language: English