When 19 year-old Ramón León wins the Puerto Rican lottery in 1944, he believes his promise to establish the first dental and medical clinic in his village will finally be achievable--but a chain of catastrophic events intervenes. Luck is Just the Beginning is not only an enchanting story of the joys and sorrows of family, but also the saga of one man's determination to never give up on his dream.
Celeste León is an award-winning author. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Celebrating People Who Make a Difference, and The Preservation Foundation. She is a 2013 Alumna of The Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her personal essay, Finding Home, about her travels to Puerto Rico, won first prize in the Annual Contest for High Sierra Writers of Reno, Nevada. She is a physical therapist and lives in Truckee, CA with her family. Luck is Just the Beginning is Ms. León’s first novel.
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