Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
On the cusp of adulthood, seventeen-year-old Penny Carson thought she'd found her Prince Charming in farmhand Trent Taylor. With flashy promises and a handsome face to back them up, Trent was her escape from an overbearing father and her one-stop-sign town. But Penny's happily-ever-after lasts no longer than their breakneck courtship.
Out of options, she resigns herself to the fate of a woman controlled by a man with no control......until a welding accident at work forces Trent to finally allow Penny to take a job cleaning houses.
Here she meets two women from very different worlds who open up her life to endless possibilities, teach her to live and laugh again-and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to find her own.Well, it seems that her Prince Charming turned out to be a very abusive man who likes to control Penny but all that changes one day when Trent has an accident at work that blinds him and Penny see's her chance to escape at least for a little while each day.
She found out she was pregnant and for a long time did not tell Trent but she finally had no choice. They had a son and she named him Emmanual and called him Manny for short. She would always tell him that he was her world.
The woman she worked with named Fatimah, was very likeable. They cleaned houses and one of those houses belonged to a woman named Callie Mae. Callie Mae was very good to Penny. One day Fatimah tells Penny that Trent is nothing more than a wife beater and this upsets Penny.
Fatimah tells her she only speaks the truth. The truth is always the truth and you can't change it to suit your purpose, is what Fatimah says to Penny. What will it take for Penny to get the courage to leave? She stays and takes blow after blow and only when her son, Manny is threatened does she decide to act.
Okay, guys, stopping there. There is still alot of juicy things to come but also periods in between the book that I did not write about, just gave you a broad spectrum of what the book is about. It's a good story that needs to be told because we have way too many women and children living in these conditions and they need to see that it is not good for anyone.
Will Penny have the courage to tell everyone what else Trent has done? Read it and find out.
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