Making Faces By Amy Harmon


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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Silvana's Review

ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest opinion.

When I read A Different Blue By Amy Harmon , I knew that I have found a very talented author, reading Making Faces just confirmed her status as one of the most talented out there. There is talented writing and there is good writing, Ms Harmon manages to blend both so beautifully. As I was reading, I think I highlighted most of the book, could not find a favorite quote from Making Faces as I LOVED EVERY WORD.

If God makes all our faces, did he laugh when he made me?
Does he make the legs that cannot walk and eyes that cannot see?
Does he curl the hair upon my head ’til it rebels in wild defiance?
Does he close the ears of the deaf man to make him more reliant?

Is the way I look coincidence or just a twist of fate?
If he made me this way, is it okay, to blame him for the things I hate?
For the flaws that seem to worsen every time I see a mirror,
For the ugliness I see in me, for the loathing and the fear.

Does he sculpt us for his pleasure, for a reason I can’t see?
If God makes all our faces, did he laugh when he made me?

This book was so well written, the words played in my mind like images on a movie screen. It made me laugh, cry and scream, I had a grin on my face long after I finished reading Making Faces.


This is a heartwarming story about Fern who loved gorgeous Ambrose since she was a little girl, Fern however thought he would never look at her as she wasn’t beautiful but we the readers could easily see how beautiful she was , beautiful in everything, body, mind and soul.

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman
must be seen from in her eyes;
Because that’s the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in a facial mole;
But true beauty in a woman,
is reflected by her soul.

It’s the caring that she cares to give,
the passion that she shows;
And the beauty of a woman
with passing years only grows.

–Sam Levenson

Bailey, Fern’s cousin with Duchenne muscular dystrophy stole my heart. Fern, Ambrose and Bailey were SO BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL in their humanity, their doubts and fears, absolute heroes! Needless to say I think EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!

Thank you Amy Harmon for writing this book and for sharing Fern, Ambrose and Bailey with us. Loved the messages this book sends about unconditional love, real beauty, true courage and not to forget all these heroes that give themselves for their country.


Silvana ❤

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