Friday, November 22, 2013

Review of MAKING FACES by Amy Harmon (A Penny Reid Review)


Today's review is brought to you by Penny Reid...She is our Indie Author Correspondent. Both Pennies (that would be Penny Sr--moi--and Penny Jr--Penny Reid) are big supporters of the indie movement in publishing. We are always on the look-out for awesome self-published books. Here is Penny's latest update, a.k.a. PENNY IN A NUTSHELL...

Take it away, Penny!



Review for MAKING FACES by Amy Harmon

Category on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Apple = Contemporary Romance
This book’s actual category = Literary Fiction 
Reminds me of = Prayer for Owen Meany


WARNING: 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:
1) YOU WILL NEED TISSUES
2) YOU WILL NEED SOME SPACE
3) JUDGY, DISAPPROVING PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED ON PLANES (or in public)

This book was recommended to me by Jenny the Book Sojourner and now I have to add her to my Festivus card list and send her a thank you bouquet of flowers.

This.
Book.
Is.
Wonderful.

But, this book (I feel) is misclassified as a romance. This is actually literary fiction. Yes, there is a romance in the book. But this book is so much more. It is about families, a community, coming of age, relationships, death, sickness, unfulfilled desire, suspense, acceptance, God and faith.

Needless to say, Amy Harmon is an outstanding writer. She is a story teller, my favorite kind of author. She is also a perfect example of why the independent movement (self-publishing) is the best thing that has happened to publishing since the printing press.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantastic books.

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Other self-published books I’m reading:
Geoducks Are for Lovers by Daisy Prescott 
Marking Time by April White


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Penny Junior--Thanks for this awesome review! I also dislike judgy people on airplanes. I recommend wearing a giant potholder dress for protection. 

Happy Weekend to everyone,
Penny Sr.

2 comments:

jessigage said...

How can it not be romance? There's a nekkid torso on the cover. That's like a sure-romance bet.

But you've got me curious. I need lots of relationship conflict in whatever I read, and it sounds like it has plenty of that.

Penelope said...

Hi Jessi! Penny Jr. LOVED this book, so I'm def. going to check it out.