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Making Faces book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. * Alternative cover of *Ambrose Young was beautiful. Making Faces [Kevyn Aucoin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. America's preeminent makeup artist shares his secrets, explaining not only . Editorial Reviews. Review. Now A USA Today Bestseller! "Everyone should read this book. Making Faces - Kindle edition by Amy Harmon. Download it once.

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Even though there were things that brought me to my knees in this book, I did love it. Just know that if you read it, bring the tissues and if you have no reaction to some of the stuff then I wonder if your human? Melissa Martin's Reading List View all 59 comments.

More than 5 Stars! This book blew me away. Fern Taylor and Ambrose Young Fern is that awkward girl. Red hair, freckles, glasses, braces. She loves to read, takes care of her best friend and cousin, Bailey, and remains closed off to most.

Those who More than 5 Stars! Those who know her, those who she opens up to, know that she is one of the most beautiful people on the inside.

Fern has been in love with Ambrose Young since they were children. Ambrose is the opposite of Fern. Even from a young age, he is beautiful, he is popular, he is kind. Everything about Ambrose is perfect to Fern, but like most people, he never really notices Fern.

Fern and Ambrose connect in highschool in an unexpected way. Through letters. He opens up to her more than he ever has with anyone. Being nobody when your expected to be somebody gets old. Have you been nobody? Although Ambrose appears to have it all, most popular guy in the school, star wrestler with a full scholarship to college, he feels all of that weighing on him much too heavily.

He wants to enlist. He talks to his four best friends, and they decide to go along with him. Five boys, from the same small town leaving for the Army.

Fern stays in town after graduation. She works at the same store, continues reading and writing and hanging out with Bailey, but she always thinks of Ambrose.

As much as I loved Fern and Ambrose, Bailey was the very best part of this story. Bailey was so strong, so resolved to live his life to the very fullest. He was full of laughter, love and beauty. He was sweet, funny, and was exactly the person Fern needed in her life.

Fern and Bailey were brought into this world around the same time for each other. That makes her priceless. Make sure you snatch her up before she clues into her good looks, Brosey. He is different on the inside and the out. As Fern comes into her self, she wants to help Ambrose come back to himself. Fern is resilient. She has such strength. She is lovely, has a way with words and has this passion to help those she cares for. Ambrose is drowning in guilt and sorrow. He is not the same man he once was.

Fern and even Bailey at times bring him back. We all fit together to create this experience we call life. Maybe the miracles we see are just the tip of the iceburg. One of my favorite parts towards the end Although there was sadness and loss, there was also much love, laughter and beauty. This book moved me. Inspired me.

Made me think, made me hope, made me feel. The writing was phenomenal, the story- one of a kind. Amazing, beautiful, the best kind of book. A story I will never forget. And it had the best message- true beauty, the kind that lasts comes from the inside of a person. But imagine him with longer hair!

Nobody or Nowhere? How would you know? Have you ever been nobody? Everybody who is somebody becomes nobody the moment they fall. Saw a review for this book and it sounded fantastic so started it yesterday. Fern… Sweet, Sweet Fern The whole s 4.

Fern… Sweet, Sweet Fern The whole storyline was very moving, the characters were interesting. It follows the lives of the characters over a number of years. It has twists and turns which I did not see coming. Ambrose turned and walked into the bakery without a backward glance. Barry Manilow cried for a girl named Mandy and Fern felt like crying along with him. Some of the stuff Bailey says is so funny.

Fern loves her. Unfortunately for Nora Roberts, she got knocked up and died giving birth. The cat. But it was my pride or my life. I had to choose. So do you. You can have your pride and sit here and make cupcakes and get old and fat and nobody will give a damn after a while. Or you can trade that pride in for a little humility and take your life back.

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But I would really like it if, just for once, I could be beautiful to you on the outside. Living is the hard part. It takes pressure. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that makes the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that break up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something that would otherwise never exist.

And so we endure. We have faith that there is a purpose. Jan 06, Katerina rated it it was amazing Shelves: The answer is always the same when it comes to Amy Harmon 's books.

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I am not sure anything I'll say will do justice to Making Faces. It was a contradiction, sunny days swimming in a lake and nights full of nightmares, a song of mourning and hope that stirred a whirlwind of emotions that could be released only through tears, a lament and an ode to beauty. Beauty that can be found within, in caring, and giving and sharing. And honoring those you left behind by living life to the fullest.

It was inspirational. And undoubtedly, soul-gripping. Until a September morning that paralyzed the U. The terrorist attack that left ruins, ashes and the blood of innocents was the trigger for Ambrose Young, the most promising wrestler, the pride of Hannah Lake, to be enlisted. To serve his country, and to avoid the burden of everyone's expectations.

He didn't leave to war alone. He had his best friends by his side. But he did come back alone. Disfigured, drowning in guilt and sorrow.

The man he was Before was gone. She was just the daughter of the local pastor with fiery hair and a deep love for romances that everyone overlooked. But her heart was full of kindness. Her best friend and cousin, Bailey, was paralyzed due to a rare disease, but that didn't prevent him from enjoying life as best as he could, even though he was aware that death was waiting in the corner. Fern's days were simple. Take care of Bailey, read, write, and love Ambrose Young.

Even when he ignored her. Even when was adamant he didn't deserve to be loved. Sorrow and joy, pain and love, all of them are interwined in Making Faces. For there can be no pain and sorrow if you haven't experienced love and joy. That's what Amy Harmon tries to tell, through her deeply endearing characters, the tragedies and the small and big moments of carelessness. Making Faces is not about one love story. It's about many love stories, for love is endless.

When I read this book, with reverence, with passion and compassion, I was not Katerina. I was Ambrose. A mother mourning for her son. A pastor consoling his fold.

A town burying her children. All that I was, all that I am, simply ceased to be. Amy Harmon shaped and reshaped me, poured her heart out on my empty canvas, and when my cheeks were wet and my heart slowly shattering, she wiped my tears with a tender caress and sang with a soft voice. Survivor's guilt. Post traumatic stress disorder. Amy Harmon did not spare her characters.

As if narrating a tale to a child, she crafted the lives of Ambrose, Fern and Bailey. Ambrose lost his friends. His self-esteem. His face. How do you get used to being ugly, meeting pity when you once were Hercules? When you were admired and worshiped and now you're just a pathetic shadow of your former self?

But in his loneliness and devastation, Ambrose got closer to Fern and Bailey, two adorable dorks , the dying boy in the wheelchair and the girl who secretly loved him since they were kids and buried a spider in the yard. Fern thought that she was too plain, too ugly for Ambrose to notice her.

Ambrose thought Fern was too good for him. But despite their doubts, a beautiful relationship blossomed between them, with the potential to lead to acceptance. The concept of beauty was thoroughly explored. Faith was questioned. Why God keeps sharing burdens and illness and death to people who don't deserve them? Are some lives more worthy than others?

Are we all a piece of a puzzle, a greater picture we cannot see, or are we simply heading towards the ultimate end with no hope for something more? In Making Faces , I understood the insecurities of a plain girl, a former demigod and a wannabe hero.

And I believed in friendship. In love. In eternity, the eternity that Amy Harmon gifted with this little blessing, this beautiful and ugly book. I cannot thank you enough, Amy Harmon. View all 26 comments. Oct 15, Bibi rated it it was amazing Shelves: If I could give this 10 stars, I would.

How do I explain the emotions that this book evoked? Dear Lord. Reading Making Faces felt as if I was in a movie theatre, one that had a three sixty degree high definition screen, where each character was portrayed in bold and vivid colours. I felt the pain, joy, sadness, victory, serenity; emotions that were pulled almost effortlessly. It's difficult to write a review that could even remotely explain how this story decimated my heart.

Each character was depicted with such depth, such heart, such love. A love that also brought much pain and changed lives completely. I ached for Fern yet I loved how fearless and selfless she was.

Such a beautiful soul. Then there was Ambrose, our male protagonist, whom I loved because Fern loved him and when his life tragically altered, I broke and wept for him.

Ms Harmon adroitly mixed profound sadness with enough levity, weaving a balance many authors fail to achieve. This is going on my list of favourites, absolutely. View all 21 comments. Even though it's been two years since I originally read it I still experienced all the same feels. Thumbs up all around. I feel inadequate to write a review that will do this story the justice it deserves. Absolutely my favorite book of the year!

I deliberately read Making Faces slowly to make it last as long as possible. Being immersed in the beauty of this story allowed me to go from laughing to crying to giggling and back to bawling my eyes out.

It's a rare find when a book can make you FEEL. It evoked all the insecurities I have about the question, "Could I be with someone who didn't fit the mold of what society considers 'normal'? You stop seeing the acne scar or the dimple in the chin. Those things start to blur, and suddenly you see them, the colors, the life inside the shell, and beauty takes on a whole new meaning. The other day a friend asked me if I could be any female book character who would I be I would be Fern.

I loved her grace and passion and her ability to love unconditionally. Bailey is going down as one of my all time favorite characters. His ability to make me laugh and cry has not been out done by any other character yet. Ambrose has so much deep beauty that you can't help but love him. His strength and sense of duty is unmatched. I'm going to be thinking about this story for a long time. When I saw that Amy Harmon had a new book coming out I quickly recommended it to my friends.

I knew Ms. Harmon wouldn't disappoint. This story is one I will continue to encourage my friends to read. I know I will read it again. After my husband gave me a funny look for laughing like a crazy person Bailey had just announced, "You gonna tell me I can't have my seeing-eye cat with me?

I, for one, am a better person for reading it. This One is Personal My son, Samuel, was born with a port-wine stain that covered half of his face. It was very dark red and the skin on that side is slightly thicker than the skin on the other side of his face. Luckily for Sam, they can now treat this condition, where even ten-fifteen years ago, that option did not exist. The treatments are very expensive and painful, and so far, Sam has had four laser surgeries, which have improved the overall appearance.

He will have to have several more. However, he still gets stares and whispers, and I can't tell you how many times I've overheard someone say, mostly little kids who don't know better "What's wrong with his face? This is a special story, and it's an important one.

It's funny and romantic and heart-breaking. I hope my romance readers won't be turned off by Ambrose Young or his injuries, both emotional and physical. Available on October 20! You can pre-order it on site right now! I would really love to see this book do well, because it isn't your typical romance.

It will break your heart, but you'll love every second of it. The writing had me continuously highlighting quote after quote. I could go on and on but simply put.. View all 70 comments. Going in to this book, I thought I new what to expect. I new it had a military theme because I'd read the blurb and I thought I new what was going to happen.

So imagine my surprise when I read it and discovered that it wasn't at all about what I expected. This is Fern and Ambrose's story, but it's about so much more than that. It's a story about loss, pain and self acceptance. Making Faces sends a messages to the reader. For me the one word that came to mind is Perception.

We all have our own per Going in to this book, I thought I new what to expect. We all have our own perceptions, when you look at someone how does your perception of them differ from someone else.

What constitutes beauty and is our understanding of it flawed. Ambrose, is the town's pride. He's handsome, athletic, he has the perfect life. At least on the outside that's how it seems, until one day an event that changed the world forced him to look at his own life differently. So five friends just out of high school go off to war but their time is cut short when and Ambrose comes back by alone. Broken and filled with guilt he lives inside of himself, until a girl he never paid much attention to forces him out of the shell he's built around himself.

Fern, an extraordinary soul that came in an ordinary package. She's loved Ambrose for as long as she can remember. When he left he took a little bit of her heart with him, so when he comes back she's elated and filled with guilt at the same time. Fern has "ugly girl syndrome" , she doesn't see the beauty she has, both inside and outside.

But as she and Ambrose slowly begin to discover each others secrets, she slowly comes out of her own shell. This isn't one of those books where death or disease is used as trigger for the reader, the author doesn't force you to feel a certain way. The story tells itself and because of that you feel a part of it. This book will leave you with an egg sized blob of emotion in your throat, it's really beautiful.

I'm sitting here writing this review trying to find something I didn't love about it and I can't. I love to feel and this book allowed me too. ARC kindly provided by author and appreciated by me: View all 95 comments.

Once again Amy Harmon bewitched me with her beautiful story, captivating flawless writing and her fantastic storytelling.

This book was everything I was expected and everything I wanted. Is a story about what it 5 Stars!!

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Is a story about what it means to be a hero, about courage, war and loss. Is a story about what true beauty really means. She 's sure the boy who had loved since she was ten years old will never notice her. Three years later, Fern still lives in the small town. Ambrose wanted to laugh. He wasn't afraid of anything.

Not anymore. I used to be afraid of going to hell. There are days when the guilt he feels is too much for him. Fern never forget Ambrose.

She never stopped loving him and now all she wants is to help the boy who always had her heart. This was such a compelling, emotional read! This book made me feel so much! It was equally heartbreaking and heartwarming and deeply moving from the start. It was refreshing, unique and it made me smile and grin and cry. I'm not quite sure I have you figured out.

She's a heroine you will want to be friend with, a heroine that will make you feel and think about life, family and friendship and maybe a heroine you will connect with.

She is genuinely a good person, with a heart of gold. Seeing her come out of her invisible shell was heart-warming. She had all my admiration for sacrificing her future to be with her cousin, Bailey and later for being persistent in showing Ambrose that people who cared about him still care, despite the fact his appearance changed. His journey broke my heart. You can feel at times how lost and lonely he his, his despair, his guilt, how much he struggles to accept his new reality.

He is kind and sweet and a great friend for both Bailey and Fern. A character I absolutely loved is Bailey. Bailey melt my heart.

He made me smile more times than I can count. He was such a sweet soul and he truly felt like breath of fresh air.

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He was sweet and so protective with Fern and such a great friend for both his cousin and Ambrose. I loved his strength, his honesty and also his determination to live his life at the fullest despite the fact he was so sick.

I loved his connection with Fern and I adored their closeness. Their bond was powerful, real and I simply loved it. They were so good for each other and their connection was really beautiful. They gave each other everything and I loved how they became more. View all 37 comments. This book didn't work for me for few reasons, and to be honest, I think I'm being too generous giving 2.

There was no debt to her character and no growth. From the flashbacks from her childhood to present day, she stayed the same mellow character throughout the whole book. At first, I though she was cute and sweet, but after couple of hundred pages of reading the same thing over and over, I got bored. She was a character that could do or say no wrong, one of those characters that rides unicorns and farts rainbows.

I didn't download her being ugly. Quite frankly, If I was a readhead, I would have felt insulted by this book. She was ugly as a kid because she had read hair, freckles and bad teeth, when she was little.

Are you f-ing kidding me?

You show me a kid age 5 to 10, who's teeth look nice. And braces? How ugly did those look? She wasn't born in the 60's! When kids at that age start loosing their milk teeth, they all look weird-ish, like miniature zombies: But that doesn't make them ugly. And seriously, since when is red hair and freckles ugly? According to my dictionary ugly means: That part pissed me off a bit. How ugly could she have been if she managed to grow into a beautiful 'swan', a hot chick that everyone oohed and aahed when they saw her?

Then, she was giving Ambrose pep-talks about knowing how he felt, being insecure about his looks, because she went through the same thing. Like he will grow out of it or something. Give me a break. At the beginning I liked him a lot. That scene where teacher came into his classroom and turned the TV on was absolutely heartbreaking. I admired him for wanting to join the army. His reasons were very heroic.

But, and it's huge one, I didn't like how he convinced his friends to join the army. That particular scene where he tried to talk his friends into coming with him made me sooo mad. Especially when later view spoiler [his friends died in Iraq. I understand he was young and there was a lot of things he didn't know about what it's like to fight in a war, but he did signed up for the right reason.

What got me all worked up was how he convinced his friends to join him. I would have loved for him to have told them the reasons why he signed up, maybe take more patriotic approach in trying to convince them. He thought it would be fun to hang out with the guys, and that Iraq was the place to do it!!! You must be freaking kidding! They all were "Sure, why not, I have nothing better to do, and chicks dig solders, so let's do it" Like they were talking about some fun camping trip.

In the parts where they were in Iraq, all they did were talk about girls. I never got the feeling that they were actually fighting in a war, up until the last scene in Iraq where road-side bomb exploded. And even that was a very short scene. I did sympathized with Ambrose for what he was going through later, I just wished that some of the parts with his recovery were explored more.

After a while it felt like his main concern was the fact that he looked ugly. Author barely scratched the surface of PTSD. I kept wishing to read more about his recovery and how he came to terms with what happened, but all I got was more quotes from Hamlet and Shakespeare and passages from the Bible. And endless talk about wrestling. Don't even get me started on that. If I never hear word 'wrestling' again, it will be too soon.

Fern was in love with Ambrose long before the book started. She loved him this vanilla-baby-love. She always looked at him with those big puppy-eyes. And it was fine, when she was younger, but when she got older, that little girl crush just felt weird.

Throughout the book it was said, numerous times, that Ambrose never thought that Fern was ugly. But he never approached her, never asked her on a date, or to a dance. He was chasing a school slut's, Rita's tail. They were adults when they finally got together, but their love felt so juvenile and teenage-like. Yes, there were couple of cute moments, like the kiss in the park, but it wasn't enough to connect me to them. And I don't mean that I wanted explicit sex scenes. I wanted for their love to grow and develop, to turn into something profound and bigger than life.

Their constant quoting of Hamlet and Shakespeare wasn't doing it for me. Now him, I loved. Such a sweetheart. I could not get enough of his character. I think I marked almost everything he said. Such wonderful and smart kid. His story was heartbreaking. That little, weak body had such an enormous soul. He was the voice of reason. And a nice break from those two whiners "me, me me, boohoo, I'm ugly, my life is over". And I'm not trying to make fun of either F or A for what they went through, I just felt like those two were way too self-centered, and I liked that he pointed that out.

And that scene where he asked Rita to dance was so precious. His character gets 5 easiest stars I have ever given. I completely agree. There was quote, upon quote, upon quote. The quotes were beautiful and somewhat romantic, but there were sooo many of them. I wished they would have stopped quoting someone else and would have come up with something interesting and original, something of their own, to say.

If I wanted to know what Hamlet's or Shakespeare's opinions were on this or that subject, I would have gone and read their work. I thought author overdid with quotes. Then we have God and Jesus. Some to look for answers, others to blame Him for what happened.

Because nothing seemed fair. It still doesn't. This book has a very strong christian theme, and I wished it was mentioned in the blurb. And after I read the book, I thought that the cover didn't make much sense.

Constant quoting from the Bible was just too much for me. I felt like author was trying shove God and Jesus down my throat. He said this and he did that.

And to top it all of, her father's favorite t-shirt had the writing "what would Jesus do" on it. I mean I get it, he's a pastor, but come on. Then there was the Rita-character.

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Spare me the bull! I did feel bad for what she went through later in the story, but I still didn't like her. I didn't wish her ill, but she didn't deserve Bailey, he was too good for her. And I didn't download her having romantic feeling for him. So there you have it, my thoughts on this book.

So much for my review being short: Jun 11, Pearl Angeli rated it it was amazing Shelves: More than 5 Stars!!! Talk about an amazing book at its most extreme! This book is a rare gem. You know it's crafted to tear your heart into a million pieces but you still read it anyways 'coz it's beautifully written and heartfelt! None of us can see the part we play or the way we see are just the tip of the iceberg.

And maybe we just don't recognize the blessings that come as a result More than 5 Stars!!! She's one of those protagonists people call an 'ugly duckling' because of her frizzy wild red hair, crooked teeth, a million freckles on her face, and huge eyeglasses.

But even though she grew up with a knowledge that she's not physically attractive like the rest of the girls in Hannah Lake , she was well-loved by her parents and her cousin and best friend Bailey.

While in high school, she developed this infatuation to Ambrose Young , Hannah Lake's golden boy and the most popular guy and most looked-up to. Ambrose has all the things young girls will fall in love with. He's beautiful, strong, smart, talented, athletic, perfect. I can't believe I haven't read it sooner. Amy Harmon is such a genius and a talented author and I knew it just by reading the first few paragraphs of the book.

She did a wonderful job in this novel because of the way she chose words that absolutely hit home. All throughout the book I found myself hanging on to every word because I'm afraid I'll be missing out a tiny detail.

What struck me most about this book was how the author inspired everything based on real life. The characters she featured were so raw and without any pretense. The main setting she chose was also peaceful and quiet and in a way, very comforting. I also loved the fact that the book tackled some inspiring and religious concepts which made me ponder my own reality.

It also gave us the glimpse about the experiences military men face outside the country and what it would be like to work in those areas away from home and from loved ones. I cried a lot of times all throughout the book because of the deep and meaningful messages it instilled and how it portrayed the importance of being close to God as much as being close to your family and friends. I also learned from this book that inner beauty is more important than physical beauty and what matters most is the good things you impact to someone's life.

Ambrose and Fern's romantic development-- from childhood strangers to friends to lovers-- was so remarkable. It developed naturally and beautifully. Their love was so inspiring I don't think I would ever forget it. I am forever thankful that authors like Amy Harmon exist. An incredible book like this deserves the spotlight. It's one that I wouldn't trade for any book. In Making Faces, the emotions emanating from the pages and the overall impact was truly worth the ride.

So if you're looking for a book that will provide you a good cry, do yourself a favor and put this on top of your tbr! View all 58 comments. View all 25 comments. We have faith that there is purpose. We have hope for things that we can't see. We believe that there are lessons in loss, power in love So like the dutiful addict I am and with several recommendations thrown my way I picked up my kindle, the obligatory handful of tissues and prepared my book heart for a good old weepy work out, and it was worth every single tissue and every heartfelt five stars.

Here are my 'Making faces' thoughts What's it all about? Please go into this book with an open heart and I guarantee you will be changed. I haven't got the words to sum up what this beautiful story is about. But I will say that this book is a story of love, life, tragedy and finding the beauty inside those we meet in our lives. There's a lesson to be learned from this book, go be taught.

What did I love? The book is not over dramatic in its presentation it tugs at the heart strings in all the right ways, I applaud the author for tackling such sensitive and tragic subjects in a way which was realistic and heart felt, I never felt emotionally black mailed by this story but I was gripped by every page and turn of events.

It felt like the author had a personal story to tell and she delivered it with sensitivity and heart. The friendships in this book were the glue to this story for me, this author obviously has hands on experience of what it is like to have honest to goodness love in your life.

I was touched to the core with the way she described the relationships in this book. The characters all had their own spot light and even though there was lots to be told by this story it always flowed well and the writing style was nothing short of poetic.

The characters were out of this world. I loved the heroine and hero in equal measure and in actuality the book delivered two heroes; Ambrose Young and Bailey, These two strong loveable characters filled my reading time with delight and heartache I could not have anticipated how these fictional characters could find a place in my heart so easily.

I was floored at the authors ability to bring both their lives into the limelight and weave a blend of tragic and endearing into the pages. Every book needs a dutiful heroine and this author delivered to her readers, Fern Taylor what a sweet, unassuming, wonderfully put together character, Fern is a readers dream, her selfless action and larger than life heart leapt out from each page.

These characters were lovingly created by an author who obviously spend time and effort drawing together a story that it's wonderfully beautiful. I'm not convinced I have words to express all the things I loved about this story one things for sure it's going to stay with me for some time to come. Rating further explored As well written and put together this story is, it was blanketed with a melancholy and tragic feel to it and whilst I appreciated that the author was setting the tone for a heartbreaking tale it dampened the enjoyment factor somewhat for my reading experience.

This book is clearly a five star diamond but aspects of this tragic story shook my reading time. But make no mistake this rating comes with a recommendation and a feeling that I will never forget this original story and consequently the author.

There were times throughout this book that I battled with my rating sometimes it felt five star, sometimes it felt less there were times of devastation and times of elation but there is one thing that remained there are some stories that need to be told - making faces is one of them, this story will stay in my book heart for time to come and that is why it can't be anything but a soul changing five stars.

Final thoughts Making faces is a book that demands to be experienced not explained, so with that thought in mind if you don't mind a story that will squeeze your heart to its end and fill you with hope and love then I have nothing else to say but go grab it readers, enjoy Making Faces is the first book I have read by Amy Harmon.

Fern Taylor is a red headed waif like girl that maybe took a little longer than some to blossom. She had curly crazy red hair, was small and wore braces until her senior year in high school. Her father is a pastor and her best friend is her cousin, Bailey, that lives next door. Bailey suffers from muscular dystrophy and is bound to a wheel chair.

Fern has learned about love, passion and romance from her addiction to romance novels. Fern is an aspiring romance novel writer. Even though Fern has never had a boyfriend, she has been in love. She has loved Ambrose Young since she was ten years old. Where Fern was tiny, Ambrose was big. He was always large for his age, and strong. He learned early that he had a natural talent for wrestling. He soon became the town wrestling star but along with that came the responsibility not to let his town down.

He was always expected to win. Ambrose was also beautiful. His face was beautiful, and Fern loved him. But someone like Ambrose would never notice someone like Fern. In their senior year, the year was , and on September 11, their world was changed. Ambrose felt like he wanted to forge his own path, be his own man. So he convinced his four best friends to come along with him and they enlisted.

And as so many of the young men who went off to war to defend our country, four of those young men did not come home. But Ambrose did.

Except the Ambrose that came home was not the same man that left. His face was badly disfigured. But the changes were more than what you could see on the outside. Ambrose did notice Fern back in high school and she stayed on his mind all the years after he left. But can she break through the protective walls Ambrose has built around him? Everything has changed! It was a story of three people, Fern, Ambrose and Bailey. Bailey, in his wheel chair, was perhaps the strongest of them all with his eyes that missed nothing.

He had the courage of a lion. Ambrose who was big, strong, athletic, a natural leader. But he had a poetic heart, a love of Shakespeare, of beautiful words.

She could have any man. Why would she want him with his scarred face and scarred heart? He was partially blind, but in spite of that, maybe because of that, he was seeing things more clearly than he ever had before. Will this bring them closer together or tear apart the tentative bonds they have built? This book will make you smile, break your heart, and put it back together again. The words are so beautiful, the quotes breathtaking. It is my first Amy Harmon book but will not be my last.

View all 40 comments. It's not just a love a story, it's a story that will have you experience emotions while you go through the journey with the characters.

That, however, does not stop her from loving Ambrose , a beautiful boy and a wrestler at her high school. She knows that someone as beautiful as him would never be with someone like her. He survives, while four of his best friends do not. Ambrose struggles to find a way to live with his guilt and his new image. And here begins the journey of Fern and Ambrose, where they help each other heal and fall in love.

It's beautiful, really. It's a boy who is Fern's best friend and who she cares for throughout his life. It's a heartbreaking story of someone who accepts that his days are numbered but stays positive despite it and tries to experience as many things as he can until he dies. I will definitely remember this book for a long time. I loved the characters, the beautiful words and the strong messages they delivered.

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If you enjoyed then you will probably enjoy this book as well. Please have a box of tissues ready. View all 65 comments. Do not read this book while flying on a plane sitting next to a judgy, disapproving man who is giving you no elbow space and who has no Kleenex tissues because: But, this book I feel is misclassified as a romance. This is actually literary fiction. Yes, there is a romance in the book.

Review Text America's preeminent makeup artist shares his secrets, explaining not only the basics of makeup application and technique but also how to use the fundamentals to create a wide range of different looks. About Kevyn Aucoin Kevyn Aucoin's faces appeared in editorial features, fashion shows, music videos, and advertising campaigns as well as on the covers of virtually every major magazine.

His client roster read like a Who's Who of the entertainment world's elite: Along with the numerous accolades he received is a special award from the CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America , the first and only time such an honor was bestowed on a makeup artist. Kevyn Aucoin passed away in May Rating details. Our customer reviews Great book if you would like to learn more about makeup and different styles you can create.

Probably the best make-up guide around. Infused with Kevyn Aucoin's enthusiasm for his art, it also contains some of the most useful information on structure, make-up tools and even grooming.

Great for anyone who wants to toss everything they've learned, and learn it correctly. Great for beginners and anyone that needs a refresher, all the way to advanced and professional levels, although it could do with slightly more material to make it perfect for professionals. Definitely a recommended book. This is a book all make up addicts should get.

It tells all you need to know about every aspect of applying make up. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.