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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Meyer, Deborah Bedford Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781415941904
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Jenny Blake has no idea how her life will change in the summer of 1955. But the day she stoops to pick up a penny embedded in the hot asphalt, she starts a chain of events that will transform her life and the lives of those around her in amazing ways. Jenny is swept into a friendship with Miss Shaw, the woman whose past is the biggest mystery along Grand Avenue, the woman who will change Jenny’s future forever. As Jenny and Miss Shaw work together at the local jewelry store, they form a friendship that dares both of them to confront secrets in their pasts–secrets that threaten to destroy them.

While Jenny cowers in the wake of her abusive father, Miss Shaw hides in the shadows of her own unspoken pain. If these two can overcome their brokenness and grief, they might just find the freedom they’ve been craving. And they might begin a ripple effect that goes on to bring new life to the people around them, showing how God works in the smallest details, even in something as small as a penny. . . . Because big decisions often don’t amount to much, but little decisions sometimes transform everything. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel N | 2/14/2014

    " Meyer addresses the sensitive issue of abuse with gentle candor. A bit too 'neat and tidy' of an ending, but a realistic view of the deep hurts caused by abuse and the importance of healthy relationships to bring the needed healing. Emotionally moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 2/12/2014

    " I did not know this was termed "Christian fiction", I just liked what the inside cover had to say about the story. I finished it yesterday & LOVED IT! It was an excellent story, though very heartbreaking at times, but with a wonderful "happy ending" for all involved in the story. It was about the power of God even when it seems like he's not there for us & how we may have to fight longer than we want to, but we will overcome. It also touched on forgiveness & it's healing power & about friendship in times of segregation between two sweet girls from very different families. It was an excellent, very touching story. Highly recommend & it's not that long so it's a great summer "beach" read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/8/2014

    " Finding a penny starts life in a new direction for 14 year old Jenny. Great story of how God can take away shame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Huey | 2/4/2014

    " This book really has its moments as it explores the life of a young girl living in St. Louis in 1955. The religious message central to the story could have been more subtle and more effectively expressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginaginagina | 1/30/2014

    " Yes, this is a book worth reading, owning and sharing. I probably won't look at anothor found penny in the same way "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meija | 1/23/2014

    " Excellent book about families, faith, and hope. Reminds us all about the power within us all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Hogan | 1/16/2014

    " This is a very touching book, and I would recommend it to anyone dealing with children from abusive homes. It wasn't as well-written as I would've liked, but it was a very sweet book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 1/9/2014

    " Hand me down from sister-in-law. Feel good book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Torok | 11/20/2013

    " I loved this book!!! teaches the power of forgiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/10/2013

    " A nice story, the little things we do affect those around us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margy | 10/29/2013

    " It was a little too neatly wrapped up in the end - but still had some good points. And I really did like the main character...even though I don't think I would have been as gracious as she was in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krissi | 10/27/2013

    " This was a great book. I didn't read any of the reviews until after I had started the book and realized that the story line dealt with abuse. When I could move past that, the book was about so much more. It was well-written and a great read. I would definitely recommend reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 10/20/2013

    " I enjoyed the writing but not The subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 9/4/2013

    " I could picture the events taking place. The message of the book was very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 2/8/2013

    " Makes you think and count your blessings! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Proseus | 1/30/2013

    " I really liked this book a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/19/2012

    " It was pretty good. I hate reading about a child being abused, so it was kind of hard to read, but the ending wasn't cheesy, it was pretty realistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 8/27/2012

    " This book was hard to get into which surprised me being Joyce Meyer. The longer I read it the better it got. I finished it within days of starting it. Its a great read just stay with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Banner | 8/23/2012

    " awesome book wi awesome truth taken stight 4rm God's word. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrienna | 7/9/2012

    " I read a few pages and gave up on this book. I might try audio book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue Webb | 1/3/2012

    " This book started off real good, reminded me of my sister and I, but then when it got to abuse - I did quit reading because I don't enjoy that. Went to the end - and it turns out very good however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 10/31/2011

    " Very nice relaxing read. I like the hope that God provided for the girl. Sometimes the smallest thing can be our lifeline and helps us to hold on to that mustard seed of faith that something good WILL happen to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Conroy | 9/28/2011

    " This was really good, for me it started a little slow but by the end was pretty good....it the infamous word of Randy Jackson..."it was just alright for me, dog.".... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 8/19/2011

    " I especially liked this book because it was set in St. Louis, where I lived for 21 years. I could visualize lots of the places mentioned, particularly Riggazzi's Italian restaurant, one of my favorite places to eat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawneebookworm | 8/6/2011

    " For anyone who has suffered the heartbreak of domestic abuse this is a good book to start with in terms of healing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/18/2011

    " I finally finished this book, not because it was bad but because I have been too busy. It was a very inspiring and sad book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/25/2011

    " An amazing book!!Got this book free at a place where they have a book swap and I will definity take it back so someone else can enjoy it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margy | 3/7/2011

    " It was a little too neatly wrapped up in the end - but still had some good points. And I really did like the main character...even though I don't think I would have been as gracious as she was in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janelle | 2/26/2011

    " A simple read, but a simple message of how God works in your life, even using a simple penny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/21/2011

    " For anyone or everyone who has ever been hurt this is a must read. It's a wonderful story of forgivness and a great reminder how much God loves us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/19/2010

    " This was not an easy book to get through. But, it had a wonderful message of faith and friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha | 11/27/2010

    " So far it is really good. Addicting and it really gets your mind working on the kind of stuff people go through in life. It is a tad bit sad, but really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 11/27/2010

    " This is about a little girl who is molested by her father. This is a story about her finding a penny and a lady who saved her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 10/8/2010

    " Hand me down from sister-in-law. Feel good book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/19/2010

    " Fantastic. Gave it as a gift "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 7/11/2010

    " The majority of the book was a "downer". Then, towards the end it started to pick up but then seemed rushed at times. I own a copy of this book, and I'm going to give it away. It's not worth keeping. "

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About the Author
Author Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than eighty inspirational books, including The Secret to True Happiness, 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books, her first venture into fiction with The Penny, and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings, as well as a complete video library. Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Meyer and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in Saint Louis.

About the Narrator

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie® and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall.