Happy Easter! Again I’m posting a review late in the day, but that’s because I like to go through the post and make the introductions in the day I’m posting, and because I stayed out all day (enjoying the day with my family), I’m only posting now…
I do hope you had an amazing day and weekend. I know I did. But let me go back to business.
“The Worth of a Penny“, written by Jess B. Moore, is the third book in her Fox River series, and you know the author’s name because I read and review the other two books in the series: “The Guilt of a Sparrow” and “Fierce Grace”.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jess B. Moore for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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.
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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 cat, thinking the Internet loves him 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.
The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love. Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and will be available later in 2018.
This isn’t my first rodeo in the world of Jess B. Moore’s books, so I was already ready for a lot of emotions, from tears to laughter, from excitement to falling in love with the characters… but are we really ready for a book from an author we really like? Yeah, I was ready… not really. Although I thought I had prepared my heart for all the adventure, I was still surprised with my feeling and thoughts through out the reading journey, because that’s the power of Jess B. Moore’s writing style.
We follow Penelope Davies and Dominic MacKenna, and oh my goodness! Although I loved the previous books, I think I love this story more! I could connect with Penelope, although I don’t have the same personal experiences has she had, the emotional, vulnerable moments made me feel like I know her, like I’m her friend. That feeling makes me feel empathy for Penny and want her to be happy, because she deserves it.
Penny is is an amazing woman, and much stronger than people realize, even herself. She’s a great heroine that made us, the readers, think about a lot of things and go on a journey with her that we may not even realized we needed. I loved that. Then there is Dominic and his personality is a good balance to Penny’s and to make the story even more interesting.
I always love to see the development of the characters personalities and relationships. In this book, no only do we see how every characters interacts with one another, but how the romance between Penny and Dominic builds. It’s a sweet romance, but it doesn’t lack passion so it’s just perfect and fun.
Overall, I loved the book! I loved all the amazing characters, even the mean ones were complex and gave some sense of reality to the story. I love the personalities and the interactions. And it made me feel like I was part of the world, part of the town, and it was definitely had a mesmerizing quality in the storytelling that made me see how real this book feels and could be.
It was full of emotions (which I was expecting), love, friendship, family and drama. That been said, if you like contemporary romances with those aspects, I highly recommend this book.
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