Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon. by Amy Harmon on April 22, Deeply romantic and poignant, Running Barefoot is the story of a small town girl and a. by Amy Harmon. by Amy Harmon on June 19, Original TitleMaking Faces; CreatorAmy Harmon; Languageen Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon. Harmon, Amy Sutorius, Running Barefoot: a novel / by Amy Harmon. - 1st edition Summary: When awkward musical prodigy Josie Jensen meets Samuel.
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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. 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.
On Saturday, I thought I saw them once, beyond the wall of windows along the front of the gym, but when I looked again they were gone. I shrugged, deciding Henry must not have been as excited by the idea as Amelie thought he would be. They were garnering some strange looks—Henry with his crazy bedhead, his darting glances, and jittery hands and Amelie because she stood so still and looked so out of place in a gym filled with muscles and men.
I called a quick halt to my bout, escaping Axel, who was trying to pummel me into next week, and slid between the ropes that cordoned off one of the octagons. But Henry started backing up, pulling his sister with him. Hold up, man. Benny Leonard vs. Mickey Walker. God bless Netflix. The mention of the radio had made me think of Henry and the sportscast blaring from his bedroom. What else did you find out? I laughed. But they could both probably kick my ass. It's not a sequel, but it is a spin-off, and I would wholeheartedly recommend reading The Law of Moses first because not only is it a 5 star read but reading it adds a provenance, depth and a rich feeling of knowledge pertaining to Tag's story.
Both books will stay with me forever. View all 46 comments.
They meet, they fall… and after that they go through an unbelievable road of learning when to be strong, learning when to fight, and how to love the other person in their worst moments. Get in and get ready for an amazing journey of romance and strength. This one was no exception. And I know, that whenever I need an unusual and amazing romance, whenever I need a story that will take trough an unforgettable road, her books are always a great choice. Characters Development: I liked both protagonists, especially the fieriness of Millie.
Some heated scenes. Sensible Subjects: View all 16 comments. Apr 15, Brandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: A beautiful, thought-provoking novel, with a phenomenal cast of characters. Honestly, Amy is a master at creating a stories that just resonate in your heart and soul. I adored The Song of David and I wish go on all day about how wonderful this story was, but Amy tends to render me wordless.
I just can't put into words what this story meant to me, how special and honest it was, how it just made me FEEL everything. So I urge everyone to read it, to experience the story for themselves, and hopefull A beautiful, thought-provoking novel, with a phenomenal cast of characters.
So I urge everyone to read it, to experience the story for themselves, and hopefully you will love it too. View all 43 comments. Her stories are always thought provoking and heartfelt. They evoke every single one of my emotions and I loved every minute of it. Just know that it was an amazing and touching story that will fill your heart.
He had experienced a loss that set him and Moses off on a journey. Tag returned a different man in some ways but still a fighter. He was a protector and he was a fierce friend. From the moment Millie reaches out and touches him, Tag knows she is unlike the other woman and wonders if he is strong enough to claim her. She was a survivor. She had a powerful spirit that made her beautiful. She needed to be loved and accepted for who she was. She would be the woman to bring Tag to his knees.
Their relationship will see the sunshine and the storm. There is sweetness and sadness. For those that have read this what do you think Is Tag still alive? My initial thought is yes. What do you think? View all 58 comments. Apr 15, Shelli Proffitt Howells rated it it was amazing. Except, you never really can know what to expect. Her books are different. And in that respect, The Song of David is no exception. Harmon excels at creating intriguing and unusual characters.
It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but remember — this is Amy Harmon. She saves her characters from becoming caricatures by adding depth and realism, strength and weakness, by stepping aside and letting Tag and Millie simply be themselves. Neither does Harmon give her secondary characters short shrift. Henry is endearing and has some of the most funny, tender, and heart-rending moments in the book. Harmon knows how to do sexy without the ick factor of so many romance novels these days.
She makes our toes curl and our hearts beat faster. She makes us yearn to find our own soul-mate, or to be grateful for the one we have. Through their strength, Harmon reminds us that life is unfair to all of us, some perhaps more than others, yet life also gives us miracles that make it all worth it.
On the one hand, those who have just finished The Law of Moses and want more Moses are going to be thrilled. On the other hand, those who want to jump right into Tag's story may be a little annoyed at the intrusion.
However, his contribution is essential, and I don't think the story would work any other way. The epilogue, in particular, told in the way that only Moses could, is beautifully devastating. The Song of David is a brilliantly written and deeply satisfying story.
It lingers. I highly recommend this book. I received an advance copy of the book as a gift, with no requirement or expectation of a review. But I loved it, so you get the review. View all 5 comments. She was a brand new species, an intoxicating mix of girl and enigma, familiar yet completely foreign. If you have read The Law of Moses then you will be familiar with who David is. This story is about Tag being mysteriously gone and no one knows where he has gone to.
Moses receives a call from the young woman Tag fell in love with named Millie. While Moses tries to find Tag, we end up finding out how Tag came to fall in love with Millie. But as the story progressed I found it really grew on me, and was necessary to know what going on in the present.
As well as having Tag's POV through his audio recorded tapes that he had left Millie about their past. I was actually looking forward to the recordings because I loved reading how the relationship between Tag and Millie progressed. Millie is blind, but she was strong and confident of herself.
I really liked that about her. She was also a dancer at Tag's bar and took care of her autistic brother Henry, who also took care of her. The story was written very beautifully. It did take me a while to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put this down. I loved Tag, Millie, and Henry. It was very sweet and at times heartwarming.
I liked their story but it also had a very sad tone to it, I just knew something bad was going to happen next. My emotions were everywhere while reading it. I got so freaking teary eyed and emotional, I just couldn't help it.
I really connected with these characters and felt all of their pain, and their happiness. I also really loved Henry, he added so much to the story and made my heart melt at how much he cared and loved wholeheartedly.
And the tone might have been too sad for me. I was almost wishing for something happy to happen. I also don't know what to make out of that ambiguous epilogue. I liked the way the book ended, but then that epilogue totally confused me. Overall, it was a really wonderful story and a bit of an emotional roller coaster.
It was told in a very unique fashion which I ended up really liking. I loved all of the characters and enjoyed reading about how the romance between Tag and Millie grew. Amy Harmon is quite the awesome storyteller.
If you enjoyed The Law of Moses then you should definitely give this book a read.
View all 42 comments. May 18, Judith rated it it was amazing. This is an amazing book that left my emotions all over the place. Tag was introduced in The Law of Moses. He and Moses had a connection years ago and as a result have formed a strong,unbreakable friendship. It's hard to tell this story without spoilers so all I can write is what I'm feeling after finishing it. It's told in an unique way and from the first page I was nervous as you have no idea what the outcome will be,but the feeling of dread kept building the more it went on.
Tag is a MMA fighter and owns his own bar and without giving anything away , that's where he meets Mille. His fighting is an outlet for some of the anger he has inside. He's a bit of a lost soul until he meets Millie Millie is an amazing character I just adored her.
This is a beautiful love story that had my heart aching,the way the Author told their story was both heart breaking and uplifting. Millie had become my favorite sight,my favorite smell,my favorite taste,my favorite sound. My favorite. But that was never what any of this was about. It was about me.
There are no descriptive sex scenes in this book at all but the way the Author describes how Tag and Millie first make love is just beautiful I have to talk about Henry Millie's brother.. This has been an emotional story,not least because some of the subject matter touched me on a personal level,that made it all the more poignant I've read a lot of books I've rated highly but this one,along with The Law of Moses are definitely in my top reads This is just an amazing story of deep love,strong friendships and an outcome that I fully anticipated but in the end was beautifully written View all 65 comments.
Feb 10, Jiana rated it really liked it.
Clearly, reading this duology back-to-back was not a good idea. Because too much heartbreak and my fragile heart can only handle so much. Again, Amy Harmon is a genius. This woman is brilliant. She's an amazing storyteller. This book, like all of her other ones I've read so far have managed to tug at my heartstrings. Her writing is so emotional. So, very emotional. Again, I cried reading this. At this point, I truly believe all of Amy Harmon's will make me cry.
Like sunsets and snow-fall and natural disasters. We choose. In large part, we choose. We create, we make mistakes, we burn bridges, we build new ones. It is Tag's story. We get a lot of Moses in this one, too. I can't tell you enough how attached I am to these characters: Tag, Millie, Moses and Georgia.
They're all amazing in their own ways. They're all so precious and I want to hold them and never let them go. Also, Millie's younger brother, Henry, is just as precious and I just can't begin to describe my love for him. Tag and Millie's relationship was beautiful.
Tag and Moses's friendship was beautiful. Everything was beautiful.
I admit, for about half the story, I didn't know where this was going, hence my 4 star rating. When everything came to place, I fell apart. I cried and I felt numb and so much pain. Amy's books are always so deep and so meaningful. It opens your eyes to a lot of different things.
Nothing I say will do justice to how beautifully painful this book was. Just as beautifully painful as book 1, The Law of Moses. I definitely recommend this duology. But guard your heart! View all 12 comments. May 25, Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read Shelves: Until I met her… If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all.
View 2 comments. However, this book was nothing like I expected it to be. The book starts out with Tag missing and Tag's girl friend, Amelia, has called Moses for some help. They then find some tapes that Tag has left and start listening to them Tag starts telling his story from when he first sees Amelia and progresses through all thro 3. Tag starts telling his story from when he first sees Amelia and progresses through all through the ups and downs.
We get to know Amelia and her brother, Henry, several of the guys who run Tag's shop, bar and gym, and of course, more of Moses and Georgia.
This book was depressing! Just the way it's set up, you know something bad is going to happen which really sucks because these two have already had enough bad things happen.
It was just really hard for me to enjoy it with a cloud hanging over my head. And even having Moses' POV didn't help. I kept feeling like certain ghosts were going to pop out any minute! And some did and luckily, not everything was bad. There is a lot of drama but there's some good things too. The epilogue was interesting and definitely wraps things up. It only left me with one question: Dual Pov's? Just Tag and Moses'. Steam Factor?
Next book? I doubt it. Favorite quotes: Your song. Song for the book written by Amy Harmon's son, Paul Travis: View all 28 comments. Feb 28, Dana Ilie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found The Song of David to be an incredibly emotional book.
The love Tag and Millie share brought a smile to my face. As usual, Ms. Harmon delighted me with the devastating beauty of the stories she tells. I recommend this book to anyone in the mood for an emotional read. Jun 15, warhawke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Standalone POV: First Person — Dual Male Rating: David Taggert was a fighter since a very young age. He discovered not only he enjoyed fighting, but also good at it. Even though born privileged, he chose to pave his own way making a name for himself in the MMA circuit and built his own business that included a bar.
Amelie Anderson had passion for dancing. Together, the f Type: Together, the forged an unlikely bond that taught them about being strong not only for each other, but also individually. He first appeared in The Law of Moses and now his journey continued — front and center, after the events in the said book. It was hard not to be taken by him. He was fun and kindhearted, always trying to make others feel better. A fighter who always fought for others. Even with some roadblocks, she navigated through life with her head held high.
She was a strong and inspiring character. His innocence was endearing and he taught the other characters around him a lesson or two in his own unique way. You have an invisible cape. And what special about this book was how much Moses played a role in it. The book was presented in dual POV of the two best friends. Yet, never once I felt Moses overshadowing Tag or felt disconnected with Millie.
It story was elaborated and blended seamlessly. Overall, the story was beautifully written and the characters had good development. However, I did felt like something prevented me from being totally invested in the characters.
Maybe I simply needed more heartbreak in between. The Song of David is a standalone. However it is highly recommended for readers to read first because the characters played big part in this book and for readers to understand the significance of their friendship better.
View all 41 comments. Jun 08, A. Jackson rated it it was amazing. The Song of David is no exception. I was enthralled from the first page. The Song of David is simply beautiful.
A must read. Yet another masterpiece from Amy Harmon. I am again blown away. Jun 02, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: The young man that found some closure through his gift and offered Moses a friend and a way to channel his gift. For years they have traveled, fought and lived but now David 'Tag" had planted roots. He's home.
He has a team. And so the story begins. He has everything he ever wanted, well almost. She found a way to continue to do the things she loved even if it seem impossible.
Mille was just as much of a fighter as Tag was. Her fight just took place outside of a cage. Amy Harmon has such a gift. Her writing is moving, emotional and just utterly stunning. I was so captivated by this story. And much like her prior books, inspired. Her voice is just powerful. Like, life changing powerful. She inspires. She makes you take a closer look at who you are and who you want to be.
I love this. I love that I can read her book and find something about her characters that makes me want to be a better person, or makes me want to fight harder for something that I love.
Another stellar book from this author. The Song of David won my heart, broke it and set it free. You can hide. Feb 26, Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it it was amazing. You feel a song, you hear a song, you move to it. View all 13 comments. Apr 15, Natasha is a Book Junkie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just like all her other stories, this is a book that takes the reader on an unprecedented emotional journey that is as distinctive as it is utterly beautiful in its approach and honesty.
A story of true love, a love in its purest, most selfless of forms—this is a book I savoured in its entirety for as long as I could, basking in its exquisiteness and drawing comfort from its gentle bravery. For Amelie, it was downright lethal. So, as we slowly peel off the layers of a love story like no other, we are made privy to every single detail of their courtship, all leading us toward the instant when their lives change forever.
But something in Tag has snapped and he has abandoned the love of his life, leaving her with their entire story narrated on a collection of tapes. She becomes his whole world, loving her and protecting her from harm becoming his first priority in life, until he becomes convinced that that power is taken away from him forever, making him unworthy of her love if he can no longer be the strong one in their relationship.
Amy Harmon has this uncanny ability to make us care for every character she creates, whatever their story might be, turning us from silent observers into emotionally invested participants. Millie and Tag were no exception, their tender love story enthralling us with its gripping pace and momentous set of life lessons colouring its every page. I had no idea where this story was heading, I was crushed by it too many times to count, but I walked away with a spring in my step, knowing that life is made of as much darkness as it is of light, and that one does not need to see either to know they are there, forever intertwined and making life worth living for.
Follow me on Facebook! Follow me on Twitter! site US: Jun 12, Jen rated it really liked it Recommended to Jen by: Steph Worne. My rating is between a 3. I found that I enjoyed the first book way better than "The Song of David. In saying that though, I did like Millie and Tag, I just wasn't fully invested in their relationship. Quite possibly because there was no sex in this book.. There were a few intimate moments between Tag and Millie; but they were very surfaced and not many at that.
The unique friendship that develops between them though, was very heartwarming, and did suck me in a bit. The show stealer for me was Millie's brother, who was autistic and could quote any athletes stats from the dawn of time to the present. He was such a neat character, and I found I would have been quite content to have all of the scenes with him in it!
This story was told in a very unique way. It is told through Moses and Tag. With Tag though, it is done via a tape recording that he has left for Millie of him talking about his feelings on when they first met etc It isn't until very later on in the book that we are in the present day moment. Mind you, when Moses is sharing his POV, it is in the present time. It all sounds confusing, and to be honest.. It took me a bit to remember details from the first book, as well as to figure out what the heck was going on!
There were times I actually felt like I might be dumb that I couldn't figure out what was what! All in all though, Amy Harmon still has my utmost respect when it comes to her writing skills. She never fails to capture my attention and draw me into the story that is being told. She always seems to take readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions, and does it in a way that no one else has ever thought of.
I love that her stories are built mainly on friendships, and they always have substance. The epilogue left me with a huge question at the end, and I'm glad I read this story with my Buddy Steph I absolutely was greatful to be able to ask her what she thought the ending all meant!!!
Thank you once again Steph, for the wonderful Buddy read!!! It's been a pleasure as always--even though we had a hard time hooking up! View all 37 comments. Anticipation dissolved the lingering space between us, and I pressed my needy lips to her seeking mouth. And then we melded together, hands clinging, bodies surging, music moaning, dancing in the wreckage. Sweet, sweet devastation. Romance Cover: I loved the style of storytelling and beautiful writing.
I loved the theme of fate and the emotionally driven tale. I loved the lead characters and their personality traits. I loved the addition of Henry and his humour added a whole new level of awesomeness. I loved the sense of togetherness and the incredibly enjoyable scenes painted between David and the other characters.
Yeah, all in all, I loved this book. Highly recommend to everyone, even if you haven't read the first, even if you didn't like the first. View all 14 comments. Devastatingly Beautiful, a favorite of the year! It is a beautiful love story which will have you on the edge of your seat turning each page as you follow their story. Without giving spoilers, I will say that this story is a love story tol Devastatingly Beautiful, a favorite of the year!
Without giving spoilers, I will say that this story is a love story told via a series of audio tapes. Essentially, it is an audiobook within the pages of a book. It is stunning. It is passionate. It is gripping. It is also a love story between three people; Millie, Henry and Tag. I feel it in my stomach too, the way it flips when he says my name.
And mostly, I feel it when he talks to Henry. Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different.
No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw? If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again.
The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school.
With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing. This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody.
It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.
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 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 little beauty and a little beast in all of us.
Josie teaches Samuel about words, music and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young friend behind. Many years go by and Samuel returns, finding Josie in need of the very things she offered him years before. Their roles reversed, Samuel teaches Josie about life, love, and letting go.
Deeply romantic and poignant, Running Barefoot is the story of a small town girl and a Native American boy, the ties that bind them to their homes and families, and the love that gives them wings. Working part-time at the local high school, she becomes enmeshed in a fifty-year-old unsolved mystery where nothing is as it seems.
Who is the boy no one else can see?