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Title: Making Faces
Author: Amy Harmon
Page Count: 405 pages
Genre: Romance // Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Createspace, an Amazon Company
Release Date: October 12, 2013
Buy It: Book Depository
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 Beastwhere we discover that there is little beauty and a little beast in all of us.
Confession time! Only Amy Harmon can completely make me forget that I am usually not a fan of contemporary. She just has a way with words and those words burrow into my gut, EVERY.DAMN.TIME.
Making Faces was absolutely amazing. It ripped me to shreds and slowly put them back together. Each time I read a book by Harmon I have to brace myself and remember that although she’ll put the reader through a rollercoaster of emotions the end is always worth it.
Contemporary is always hard for me because I can’t seem to connect with the characters but when it comes to Harmon’s books I completely fall for them. Make sure you experience Making Faces… it’ll change you.