By Amy Harmon
This is the first book I read of Amy Harmon. The blurb and the reference to a Beauty and the Beast retelling hooked me. I really wish I discovered Amy Harmon sooner because I didn’t know that she is the Queen of Slow Burn Romance.
I love this book. Fern’s insecurities and her inability to see her own beauty tugged at my heart. Ambrose’s guilt and suffering is so palpable. You just can’t help but love these characters and ugly cry while reading the book.
Overall, I will give this book all thumbs up and 5 stars. I think Amy Harmon just made me a fan for life. Below is a blurb about the book.
Ambrose Young was beautiful. 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.