Author: Amy Harmon
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Synopsis: The Spencer Hill Press release will have Bonus Content never before available.
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.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30027407-making-faces
PLAYLIST for MAKING FACES
War at Home – Josh Groban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWyWleHhbN8
Polaroid – Paul Travis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd9IxfAlS8M
Dancing on my Own – Calum Scott https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q31tGyBJhRY
Carry On – Fun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7yCLn-O-Y0
Trenches – Pop Evil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWdtN7pCZug
The Reason – Hoobastank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV4DiAyExN0
We are the Champions – Queen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04854XqcfCY
Superman – Five for Fighting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRz4FY0ZcwI
All I Know – Five for Fighting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IanZD91PoY
Ledges – Noah Gundersen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YA-vSo74ho
Be Still – The Killers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc4I9MweBy4
Scars – James Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI0I1jGQpwg
Making Faces has a definite Americana feel to it, a book about life and loss and sacrifice, mixed with the small town color of middle-America after the attacks on 9/11. Each of these songs has the ability to pull at my emotions and makes me think of a scene (or two) from the book. A few notable songs are missing – Kiss by Prince, Like a Virgin by Madonna, and Summer Nights from Grease—all songs from the karaoke scene featuring Bailey and Fern. Don’t forget to give those a listen as well. Enjoy!
and wow just wow my heart ❤ it was so sad but so happy and so full of so much. When I started this one I don’t think I was going to like it, it was slow and was 3 different points of views and written kind of like from a narrator it’s hard to explain. I have never read anything like that before but let me say this I LOVED IT and loved everythingMaking Faces delivers. I am going to try to give a review but it’s going to suck because there’s really no way to express how this book made me feel, or giving too much away. I think having the experience of this book without really knowing what it’s all about is probably the best part, I think, because that’s how I went I into this book and I will never regret it….so here I go!
I never wanted it to end, it was like watching a movie and I could just watch it all over again and again and again because it was that good. And every time I rad a quote from this one I cry and smile and just laugh at everything this book. is.
The stories follows Fern and her cousin Bailey but also Ambrose this dude that lives by them and goes to school with them…well Fern had a crush on Ambrose but they were in different social status at school so she watched from a far. The friendship and love in this book was beautiful, the story of life giving you what you need at the right time and everything is done for a purpose was bad ass. I cried a few times 😢 but I laughed and fell in love with 3 characters who will forever have a place in my heart. Harmon did a fascinating job with just everything in this book, the connection of Fern and Bailey was heartwarming and fascinating and just encompassed the meeting of true friendship. There is so much in the book I want to explain but I only have so much room and so much I want to giveaway. If you are looking for a book that will leave you breathless and unable to let it go then I suggest you read Making Faces. There’s just so much of this book so so much!! 5 ⭐️‘s and more! 🥀🌹🥀
About the Author:
Amy Harmon is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels. Her books are now being published in 13 languages around the globe.
She knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and 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.
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TOP 10 Moments:
- My very favorite moment of being an author so far, was the day I hit the New York Times Bestsellers list. It was with my fourth book, A Different Blue, and I remember getting the news and just walking out of my house and laying on the grass in my front yard. My legs were too weak to stand.
- Finishing my first novel, Running Barefoot, and realizing I’d actually done it. I wrote a novel! It took me a year.
- Another favorite has to be at my first book signing in New Orleans in 2014, about six months after I hit the NY Times list. People actually wanted my books! They wanted pictures with me! And I sold out before the event was over.
- When I released Making Faces, the pressure was enormous because my previous book, A Different Blue, had been a NY Times Bestseller. I remember being on social media when Colleen Hoover posted, saying she’d just finished it and that she loved it. I went and scrubbed toilets after I saw that, just to remind myself that I was still the same Amy Harmon, and I wasn’t living in the Twilight Zone.
- My first foreign book deal was with my Italian publisher, Newton Compton, for my book, A Different Blue. When I held my book, translated into another language, and turned the pages, it was a very special moment for me. I cried happy tears.
- The first time I received a large royalty payment after the success of my fourth book. I was convinced that when I tried to cash the check, they would tell me it wasn’t real. The family SUV had just drawn its last breath, and I needed a new vehicle. I used that first big royalty payment to buy a used vehicle outright. I picked it out all by myself and paid cash. It was a very proud moment.
- The day I finished my book, From Sand and Ash—my first historical—I sent my family to church without me and crawled into my bed. I was so tired. The feeling of relief and euphoria was incredible. It was easily the hardest book I’d ever written, and I had to push through doubt every single day.
- When The Bird and the Sword became a Goodreads finalist for book of the year, I danced around my office. I thought my heart was going to explode.
- Recently, I went to France for a book signing. I was going alone and I was so scared that I had a panic attack before I got on the plane and had to get myself under control in an airport bathroom. I shouldn’t have been afraid. My French publisher took such good care of me, and my French readers were so enthusiastic and kind, waiting in a line to see me that stretched down two aisles and across the room. I will always cherish that memory!
- Reading emails and messages from readers who have been touched or moved or even helped by one of my books. I have so many humbling moments with readers that I couldn’t narrow it to just a few.
One copy of Making Faces; open to US only