Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid
and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a
worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need
of a fresh start.
Dominic MacKenna is the youngest of five brothers, the friendly one with a killer smile and easy
laugh. His brothers are all grown up, and one by one they’re flying the nest, leaving him out of sorts
and unsure of his place. Who is he if not the youngest MacKenna?
Penny falls in with the MacKenna brothers, welcomed in as family, and offered the kind of love and
support she never knew existed. With a new job and a lot of determination, she is finding out what
she’s capable of. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love with the most notorious flirt in town.
Dominic falls for the sweet strong girl with a penchant for random facts and quirky homemade
dresses. All he wants is to show Penny how wonderful she is, how smart and funny, and how desired
and loved—even if he has to do it as her friend.
I have never read a book by Jess B. Moore, but this first meeting was a nice one. Penelope Davies is bullied by her father, who she works for at his company and can do no good. She is feeling herself very alone and when she gots the offer to come and live in Fox River, after a while, she jumps in to this adventure. A bit sad and confused, she is glad to leave her father and starts over again, with her half-brother and his friends. Once in Fox River, a little place in North Carolina, everybody is trying to help and comfort her. From the moment she met Dominic, one of the amazing Mac Kenna brothers, she is fascinated by this good-looking and intriguing personality.
Dominic is feeling from the start the same attraction, but first he is trying to just be a good friend. The “baby-sister” of his mate is of course not done. Sometimes and many situations later they have to decide if they dare jump.
The worth of a penny is an enjoyable and easy read, but this love story has more to tell than it actually looks in the beginning. It’s a fine way of showing how life can change in a good way and how important it is to have nice people at your path.
The characters are very vivid, the situations not always nice and the fluently written style makes me read this book in one sitting. Don’t expect an incredible deeply moving book, but a lovely and relaxing novel with sensitive themes in a good story about relationships and personal growing and you will love this one. This new adult is a pleasure to read!
Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.
Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.
Her novels combine her interests in family, music, and small towns into thoughtful tales of growing up and falling in love.
Titel: The Worth of a Penny | Auteur: Jess B Moore | Uitgeverij: Independently Published | Categorie: Feelgoodromans | Uitvoering: paperback | 224 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781796752151 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: februari 2019 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 16-04-2019 | Prijs: €13,49 | Bestellen