Destiny

Destiny

by Donna Engel
     
 

When brilliant, charming Henry Adam Johnson, Jr., an Afro-American student, wins a $5,000,000 lottery his senior year of college, the popular valedictorian has courage to pursue a life changing path for his future and his quest for the hand of socialite Mary Mathews, a Caucasian fellow senior who has befriended him during his senior year. In the turbulence of the 1960…  See more details below

Overview

When brilliant, charming Henry Adam Johnson, Jr., an Afro-American student, wins a $5,000,000 lottery his senior year of college, the popular valedictorian has courage to pursue a life changing path for his future and his quest for the hand of socialite Mary Mathews, a Caucasian fellow senior who has befriended him during his senior year. In the turbulence of the 1960's such a union was unimaginable, especially in the south. The results of the announcement of this couple's intentions, and their journey toward their goals make up the meat of this fast paced tale of determination, love, terrifying events, and the happiness and sadness that make up life's experiences.

This is a book of historical fiction. It does, however, reflect the attitudes of many Americans regarding inter-racial relationships and the lengths they would go in expressing their disdain of a race of people who have fought many years for equal rights.

"Destiny" is a small novelette that packs many punches.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492282013
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/2014
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Donna Belle Engel was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 1985. She began writing this story shortly after the move but set it aside to pursue other interests. She did not attempt completing it for twenty-three years.

In 2000 she married John Engel and after various moves within the Sarasota area she came upon her unfinished story. Once again it w"as put aside until Jack read it and encouraged her to finish it. "Destiny," a little book with a lot of punch, is the result.

Donna now lives with her husband, John, in Tampa, Florida. She has two sons and John has three children along with a combined total of eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren living throughout the United States.

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