Historical Readers’ Award

The narrative, the dialogue, and the characters in Destiny by Design~ Leah’s Journey bring to life the emotions of a family in jeopardy amidst impending persecution in late 19th and early 20th century Russia. The strength to close a door on one life and start anew in Buenos Aires for the Abramovitz family is as heartbreaking as it is daunting. I heartily recommend this delightful and engrossing family novel for the Historical Readers’ Award. Not only is the story steeped in historical facts and the Jewish faith, it radiates love of family across the generations. It is as educational as it is entertaining, which is the last important factor for any award winning novel in my humble opinion.