Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Two Cent Piece Audiobook by Dennis Conrad


About the Book

Book: The Two-Cent Piece Audiobook

Author: Dennis Conrad

Genre: Christian 1800s Historical Fiction

Release Date: August 2, 2023

Anne wonders what secret her three older brothers are hiding. When she finds out they joined to fight with the Union Army and would leave the next day, she give them each one of her favorite two-cent pieces, and says, “I want you to take one of my new two-cent pieces. I learned these coins are the first with the word ‘In God We Trust.’ I just memorized Psalm 91:2. ‘I will say to the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God, in him will I trust.’”

Out of a heart of love, Ann gives six of her special coins away, hoping the message on the two-cent piece will strengthen each person’s faith.


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About Author

A former coin collector for over fifty years, Dennis combines his love for the Bible, children’s literature, and sharing stories about the history behind coins.

He retired as a professor of Speech Communications from Barstow Community College. He and his wife served as English and public speaking teachers ten summers overseas.

He became a life member of the Numismatic Association of Southern California in 1973. He is also a life member of the American Numismatic Association.

Dennis is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a Fellow of the National Writing Project.

Learn more about coin collecting. Dennis offers free resources for children on his website about coin collecting: https://dennisconradauthor.com/coincollecting4/

More from Dennis

Collecting Coins Can Change Your Life! It Did Mine…

As a child, my friends and I wanted to know everything about coins.

We learned about coins through stories: Who was on each coin? What were coins made of? How were coins made? Where were they made? Why were some more valuable than others? and How could I start collecting on my limited budget?

Coin collecting is a hobby where collectors never stop learning! For example, when I started to watch coin prices, without realizing it, I was learning basic economics.

Over the years, I kept adding to my collection. Decades passed. I attended coin conventions, read books and articles about coins, and remembered where I had found and/or acquired each coin.

One day, my wife looked at me. “Will you ever sell your coins?”


That is when I heard God’s still small voice.

God pointed out to me that my coins had become more important than Him. Without my realizing it, my coins had become an idol.

At that time, at the top of the market, I sold my collection without regrets, and used the money to pay off my home mortgage.

Now, God has given me the privilege of writing stories about coins, and encouraging others to embrace a hobby that has given me a lifetime of joy.

Blessings to you and yours,

Dennis Conrad

Blog Stops

For Him and My Family, October 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 17

Lights in a Dark World, October 18

Mary Hake, October 18

Texas Book-aholic, October 19

A Reader’s Brain, October 20

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 21

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 22

Labor Not in Vain, October 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 24

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 25

Lots of Helpers, October 25

Cover Lover Book Review, October 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 27

Girls in White Dresses, October 28

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, October 29


To celebrate his tout, Dennis is giving away the grand prize package of a $75 Amazon Gift Card and a hardcover copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


My Review

Dennis Conrad has written a great children’s book in his new release, The Two Cent Piece. Even though, this is for younger readers, I greatly enjoyed reading. I have been fascinated by old coins since I was a child and thought it was fun to read a story about the two cent piece. I thought Anne’s story was sweet and inspiring to read. 

I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of The Two Cent Piece. The narrator, Jenn Leigh Pengelly, did a fantastic job at performing this story. I loved listening to her voice as she read it.

The Two Cent Piece will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading historical fiction and are between the ages of five and eleven years old.  

I received a audio version of Dennis Conrad's The Two Cent Piece from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion


  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, I enjoyed the review.

  2. What's your favorite childhood memory?

    1. I remember getting three V nickels from my father's friend. The coins were well worn and dated from 1900-1910. I was hooked. I wanted to know everything I could about coins.

  3. Great interview. This looks really good. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  4. If one wish of yours could come true, what would it be?

    1. That members of my family would become believers and followers of Jesus. As a result of this question, I will pray even harder for opportunities to have the salvation conversation with the next generation.

  5. I want to encourage all of your readers to enter the giveaway. Thanks for your kind remarks.