The author of 40 published books, Kay Marshall Strom's writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, curriculum, stories for children, two prize-winning screenplays, as well as booklets for writers. In addition to writing, Ms. Marshall Strom speaks at seminars, retreats, and special events throughout the country.
Kay Marshall Strom and her husband, Dan Kline, share a deep love for travel. It is because of this love that more and more Kay’s writing and speaking agendas take her around the word.
The Love of Divena is Kay Marshall Strom's latest Christian Historical Fiction book.
Readers can learn more about Ms. Marshall Strom by visiting the following links:
Could you please tell us a bit about your book? The story? The characters?
The Love of Divena, set in rural India in 1990, tells the story of a little girl abandoned by her father and left on the doorstep of her desperately poor grandmother. In practically every area of life, her grandmother is bound by the constraints of society: to her outcaste status, to her poverty, to her religion. But Divena sees the hope of a wider world. The choices she makes rock the world of two very different families and shake the foundation of an entire culture.
The third and final book of my Blessings in India trilogy, The Love of Divena concludes the generations-long saga of two families: one Untouchable, and the other the high caste Christian family that owns them.
How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?
Interesting question. I seldom have much say over either title or cover design, but in this series I did choose the titles of all three books. They follow the final words of 1 Corinthians 13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Each of the main characters’ names is a Hindi word for “Blessing.” So the three titles are The Faith of Ashish, The Hope of Shridula, and The Love of Divena.