‘Destiny’s Journey’ Follows Young Man Seeking Lost Family

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Robert Ruiz Jr. illuminates importance of diversity, acceptance, togetherness through new adventure story

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Ruiz hopes that readers will gain a fresh, new perspective regarding the importance of diversity among people who bring unique talents, cultures and belief systems into each other’s lives.

Children and younger adolescents in today’s world are bombarded with information from electronic media and, in particular, the Internet. According to author Robert Ruiz Jr., much of what children see and read has little redeeming social value. Ruiz, in writing “Destiny's Journey” (published by AuthorHouse), seeks to provide children and youth with an imaginative adventure story rooted in the values of family and friendship that stand the test of time: love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, faith and patience.

“Destiny’s Journey” is an exciting, suspenseful story loaded with crisis and danger that spans between Mexico and the United States.

Readers follow Pico Pequin and his family as they strive to reach America. Disaster befalls Pico and his parents, Papa Jalapeno and Mama Serrano, when the ship that they secretly boarded sinks very early in the journey. Pico and his parents are separated, with him not knowing if they are alive or dead. As he struggles to survive and search for his family, depending on the help of others, he matures and perseveres through his faith.

Vivid and poignant, “Destiny’s Journey” teaches togetherness and social bonding rather than separation and self-interest at the expense of others. Ruiz hopes that readers will gain a fresh, new perspective regarding the importance of diversity among people who bring unique talents, cultures and belief systems into each other’s lives.

“Destiny's Journey”
By Robert Ruiz Jr.
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781496928535
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781496928542
E-Book | 120 pages | ISBN 9781496928528
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert Ruiz Jr., born December 31, 1949, was raised in the produce fields of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and in the Chile pepper, cucumber and cabbage fields of Muleshoe, Texas. He also spent time with his father, Robert Ruiz Sr. in Mexico buying fields for harvesting produce to sell in the United States. As he grew up in the produce industry, he assisted his father in managing his produce business and sheds in both Muleshoe and Edinburg, Texas. Ruiz left his Father’s business after many years and built and managed his own produce warehouse in Edinburg. At that time, he began specializing in the growing, purchase and sale of Chile peppers. Currently, Ruiz serves as an agent, grower and importer of a broad range of Mexican produce.

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