Friday, 16 June 2017

Review - Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Title: Making Faces
Author: Amy Harmon
Pages: 405
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: 21st February 2017

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

 My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and NetGalley*

Ambrose Young looks like he should be on the covers of the romance books Fern Taylor loves.
She is crazy about Ambrose but he leaves for war with his friends and is a different man when he returns.
Can Ambrose overcome what happened in Iraq?
Can Fern and Ambrose have a future?

Making Faces was a heartfelt, emotional read.
I really liked Fern, Ambrose and Bailey as characters. They were all likeable, relatable and I enjoyed reading their interactions.
The romance was sweet and wasn't rushed. Fern and Ambrose were perfect together.
The plot was enjoyable and there were some serious subjects that I thought the author handled well.
The writing style was easy to follow and I was gripped from the first page.

Overall this was an enjoyable read.