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Amy Harmon

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Amy Harmon is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written ten novels - including the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest rel
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Amy Harmon Monica, You are right. It is something I do in ALL my books, which is why I was so hurt by a few big reviewers insinuating that I was trying to…moreMonica, You are right. It is something I do in ALL my books, which is why I was so hurt by a few big reviewers insinuating that I was trying to "trick" my readers as a sales strategy by not talking about the spiritual aspect in The Law of Moses in the blurb. I'm not sure what they wanted, but whatever happened to reading a blurb, looking at a cover, and saying "hey, looks interesting." The book is inexpensive, a sample is available, and if it doesn't suit you, you can stop reading and return it for a full refund from Amazon, so how it could possibly be a sales strategy is beyond me. I have a touch of the spiritual in all the stories I write because it is how I feel about life in general. There is so much we don't understand and so much in my own life that I can not explain, that it feels very natural for me to include these special little things in my books. Thank you for reading, and thank you for this message. <3(less)
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Making Faces

4.40 avg rating — 33,214 ratings — published 2013 — 26 editions
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The Law of Moses (The Law o...

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A Different Blue

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Infinity + One

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COVER and SYNOPSIS for - FROM SAND and ASH
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Release Date: October 25, 2016
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Italy, 1943—Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.
As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves... Read more of this blog post »
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This one just really hit the spot for me. Great characters, slow burn romance, funny interactions, and when the heat finally hits, it's delicious. I read straight through the night and have thought about Aidan all day.
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"I'm blaming this on my 2016 book funk, this book was INCREDIBLE. Full review to come closer to release date but I can bet my book life this will be my favorite book of 2016. It was simply that amazing."
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“You glow, Lark.” His hand climbed back up again and swept over my unbound hair. I swallowed, suddenly close to tears. Then why does no one see me? “I see you,” he said.”
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"Being a huge fan of Amy Harmon's contemporary books, I knew I'd also love her fantasy book, and I was not disappointed. Her writing is just so beautiful in any genre of the written word. The poignancy in her story-telling, the depth of the charact..." Read more of this review »
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"Will post full review soon...gotta process this exquisitely written book.

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" Amanda wrote: "sorry what? Sexism ..... in the Bird and the Sword? Did NOT see it .....loved the book!"

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“If God made 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 a deaf man to make him more reliant?

Is the way I look a 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?”
Amy Harmon, Making Faces

“Everybody is a main character to someone...”
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“True beauty, the kind that doesn't fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks 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 better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.
And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can't see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can't contain it.”
Amy Harmon, Making Faces

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“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
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“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
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Neesa Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! That really made my day. I loved A Different Blue and I can't wait to read more of your works.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Lady Alexandrine Hi Amy, thank you for connecting :) I am reading your book "Making Faces" :) It is very beautifully written and emotional to the extreme! I have never read such an emotional book before! Makes it difficult to read it without tissues ;) Looking forward to reading more of your books :) Greetings from Poland x


Jennifer Johnson Hi Amy! Any new books you are working on? I LOVED A Different Blue, Running Barefoot and Making Faces. LOVED!!! I can't even tell you how many times I have recommended them to my friends and they LOVED them all as well. I keep watching your page for any new books to appear. :)
Take care!
- Jen


Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart Making Faces just blew me away! Amazing work...im pimping it out to anyone I know...people are getting sick of me talking about it! Thank for a profound read and a beautifully written story!


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Amy Harmon Lili wrote: "
Congrats on making the New York Times Best Sellers List!!! ♥"


Thank you so much! What a day it has been!


message 1: by .Lili. (last edited Jun 05, 2013 06:34PM)

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Congrats on making the New York Times Best Sellers List!!! ♥


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