Review and Giveaway: Making Faces

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.

Lori's thoughts: To those people who say that the New Adult genre is all about sex...or that the story lines are all predictable and nothing is new, you obviously need to read Amy Harmon's Making Faces (and for that matter, also read, A Different Blue). I don't even know where to begin. This book left me speechless. I cried, a lot. Throughout the book, I was reminded of several other stories. I'm showing my age here, but the characters, the boys on the wrestling team, they reminded me of the boys from the movie Porky's. Not because they behaved that way, just because. :) I also was reminded of Cyrano de Bergerac, and finally of Beauty and the Beast. Just snippets and glimpses, mind you, and not in a copycat kind of way.

I loved Fern and I loved Ambrose, apart and together. But the real star of the show? Bailey.

This is a good, clean, story with a lot of food for thought and I can't recommend it highly enough! It should also be noted that it is not limited to 17+ as is the case with so many NA books!

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Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story.

Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written five novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue and coming October 20, Making Faces.

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Kindle Paperwhite
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Signed set of all 5 of Amy Harmon’s books!
2nd prize
Signed copy of Making Faces
$25 Amazon Gift Card

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