A Review of Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester

Pressed Pennies
By: Steven Manchester
Genre: Romance
355 pages
Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: May 13, 2014


Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige's father nearly destroyed Abby's spirit.

Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they're hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She's very protective of the life she's made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn't know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you've dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?

My Thoughts:

 * I received a copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

A timely story of how divorce affects family and finding new relationships. It's a poignant, ultimately heartwarming story. The author has a good voice and tackled this difficult subject matter beautifully. The characters are realistic and I felt as if I was experiencing their emotions. I enjoyed reading it immensely.

1/2 teacups

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  1. Many thanks for the nice review and for sharing PRESSED PENNIES with your readers!


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