A NOVEL INSPIRED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR’S OWN CHILDHOOD
A captivating tale of hope and forgiveness, Jenny Blake’s story shows that every life has immeasurable value.
Jenny never had much going for her. At home she was terribly abused by her unpredictable, rage-filled father and slighted by her reliably submissive mother. Her only refuge from her life was in the Grace Kelly movies to which she and her sister escaped whenever they could.
But one afternoon in the summer of 1955, 14-year-old Jenny decided to pick up a shiny penny she saw embedded in the asphalt. Consequently, she stopped a robbery, won herself a job and met a glamorous new friend who would change her life. Through this unlikely new friendship, Jenny found the courage to confront her demons; secrets that could either destroy her or help her become the woman she never expected to be.
Joyce Meyer is the bestselling author of more than seventy inspirational books, and has been described as one of the world’s most influential women. The Penny, her first novel, is inspired by her own childhood journey from abuse and despair to a life of faith, confidence and passion.