A stimulating readable debut novel about relationships, marriage, transition, and resilience—an unforgettable story of a young woman whose longing for love ultimately reveals the true essence of her own faith and strength.
Justyne Wilson is always working to be the best—in her career as a business consultant, at her church, with her family and friends. She excels in many areas in her life . . . except when it comes to love.
That is, until she meets John Black. He has everything to offer and checks off all the boxes on the list. So Justyne puts a ring on her finger and takes off, leaving everything behind to build a new life with John.
From the beginning, the couple faces problems that quickly open Justyne’s eyes—unmet expectations, intrusive in-laws, competing priorities. Over time, she begins to unravel the facade around the man she thought she knew. Under it all, she discovers some else who had become a stranger: herself. When the breaking point finally crashes upon a shocking secret, Justyne must learn firsthand that strong women are often born from dire circumstances.
Set forth on Justyne’s journey as she charts both the beginning and end of her marriage. It is the journey of a woman whose longing for love ultimately reveals the true essence of her own faith and strength.
LaToya Divine is a native of Toronto, Canada. She holds a BComm in IT from Ryerson University and a MEd in Adult Education and Counselling Psychology from University of Toronto. LaToya lives in the Twin Cities, where she speaks about resilience and faith. This is her first novel.
“Good read! The character Justyne had to endure so much yet kept the faith. A great story that encourages healing.” —Michelle Thompson, UK family therapist
“Faith to Strength is a story that illustrates great fortitude. It takes you on a journey of love, hope, acceptance, disappointment, and spiritual development” —Charles Johnson, Minnesota social worker