Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

This is a tough one to review.  I give 3.5 out of 5 stars...because it took it a bit to get into the book.  I thought the beginning, while necessary to build the background was not very engaging.  I love this author so I was surprised that I wasn't "liking" the book.  Then, it did get better.  There are so many life lesson and quotes that make you stop and think about we take for granted daily.  Make you think about what is really important in this life.  It's a good read, but I just couldn't quite give a 4.  If I give a book a 5, then it is a MUST read.  A 4 means to me that was a solid book and I really, really liked it a lot.  This didn't quite live up to those expectations.

Summary from amazon.com:
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.

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