I’ve been on a Amy Harmon kick. Well I’ve been on a kick of reserving them. This is the first one I finished. A Different Blue: A Novel . It all started when I was on Audible and looking for a way to use up some credits. I had six credits and the account doesn’t allow a subscriber to have more than six so I decided to check out the audio books they recommended. I found Harmon’s book Making Faces . I check Amazon and it had a five star rating. I checked my online library. They didn’t have the book so I ordered the book off Audible. BUT when I was at my online library I saw they had other books by the author so I went back and reserved them. (It’s a tough job juggling to find good books) I was going to start listening to Making Faces as soon as I was done with my current book but then the books came available from the online library. I listened to A Different Blue: A Novel first…..so what did I think?
I was immediately glad I found this author!!
The book is really good….there was a little more romance intertwined than a usually read but no real steamy gross stuff. There is a bit of mystery..a bit of coming of age…a bit of humor…a bit of tragedy…a bit of triumph…a bit about adoption…a bit of the struggle between classes and prejudices’. The book had me really wanting to listen to more. It was the perfect mix for a really good book. I highly recommend it.
Here is what Amazon had to say:“Blue Echohawk doesn’t know who she is. 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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.7 stars. I agree. I really liked it and highly recommend it. Based on how I feel about this book, I think I’m in for some VERY good listening over the next month or so because I am going to be listening to more of her books. Has anyone else discovered her?