Friday, April 3, 2015

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

 Ambrose Young was beautiful. 
He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. 
The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. 
But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore. 

Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast,                        where we discover that there is a little beauty and a 
little beast in all of us.

WOW! That was quite possibly one of the most emotional and inspirational books that I have ever read! Such powerful words! Beautifully written! Well done Amy Harmon!

I found myself highlighting so many passages that really struck me, but I can't possibly 
share them all or I'd be quoting the entire book!

Making Faces is so much more than only the story of the ugly duckling Fern who falls in love with 

the Herculean Ambrose! 
Making Faces tells many stories about friendship, family, love, loss, tragedy and triumph. 
It's also about BAILEY! Bailey, Fern's cousin is the other piece to this story. 
Bailey and Fern's relationship and bond had me laughing out loud one moment and crying 
my eyes out the very next.
Who am I kidding? I cried for most of the book!! But don't let that scare you away. 

This is truly a remarkable story!

I can't explain the emotions this book brought out in me or the lessons I have learned. 

What I can tell you is this is a MUST READ!! 
"was he a pet?"

"no, we just met"

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