Thursday, November 7, 2013

Book Review - Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Making Faces
by Amy Harmon
Published 2013

405 Pages

Wow! This story was one of those rare, touching, yet gut-wrenching love stories. It was more sweet than steamy, leaving most to the imagination. If 
I had known this ahead of time, I might not have picked up this book, but I am so glad I did! I feel a little changed by it, and don't think there is a higher compliment you can pay to an author than that.

Ambrose Young is a stunning and remarkable high school athlete, with eyes that reach right through you. He is so beautiful he leaves you speechless. And at just over five feet tall, with red hair and braces, Fern Taylor has been admiring Ambrose for as long as she can remember. 

Ambrose goes to war after 9/11, and comes back a changed man. This is his story, about his climb back from hell, and about Fern's role in assisting him through the process. There is a side story about Fern's disabled cousin, as well, who I also fell in love with.

Fern is probably one of the most interesting female characters I have ever encountered. I know, big statement, but there was something honest about her, something unpretentious and real… something that I connected with, deep down. Ambrose was equally intriguing, and it was great to feel connected with both characters, equally.

This was definitely not my normal type of read, but I loved it! And was moved and touched but the story.

Reviewed by Kelli


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