Heart breaking. Heart healing. Heart melting.
The Smallest Part, a contemporary friends-to-lovers romance is now available on all platforms.
Cover design: By Hang Le
“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Unknown
It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.
This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.
I love this book so much I can already smell a short review coming. It is nearly impossible to get the words out of me when I need to share a book I loved with the world and I LOVED The Smallest Part. It was an unexpectedly beautiful and heartbreaking book for me. I don’t enjoy reading love triangles and as much as I love Amy Harmon’s writing, I didn’t have my expectations set very high for this one. But I swear on all that is holy, it is impossible for Amy to write a book worthy of less than five stars. IMPOSSIBLE.
I always say this when talking about anything written by this author—and I will keep saying it because truer words have never been spoken (or written, in this case)—but The Smallest Part is not just a romance story, it is more. A lot more. It is a story about true friendships, sacrifices, secrets, heartbreak, feelings (a lot of them) and the smallest parts. Somehow it feels like every single time I read a book by Amy I end up with a heart full of love and a brain full of new lessons, as if I’ve actually lived the character’s lives. If that’s not standing-ovation-worthy writing then I don’t know what is.
All of the characters in this story are original and very human. They make mistakes, love until it hurts, keep secrets, protect their loved ones and most importantly, they are not perfect—which makes them pretty dang close to perfection in my eyes. There’s nothing I love more than characters who are a little broken and imperfect. Every character in this book will stay in your heart forever and ever and you are going to love them as if they were your friends and family.
Also, one main character from this story has Mexican roots and to say I loved her would be a massive understatement. She speaks Spanish and English and I’ve never felt more related to a character. I connected with her on a-whole-nother level. She is probably one of my all-time favorite characters now. Amy Harmon did such a good job at portraying a Mexican-American.
I want to shout from the rooftops that everyone should check out this book. Believe when I tell you that it is beautiful beyond words and if you don’t read it then you are going to be missing out BIG TIME. So go buy it and read it now!
5 / 5 flowers
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 eighteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written thirteen novels – the USA Today Bestsellers The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as the #1 Amazon bestselling historical From Sand and Ash, The Queen and The Cure, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her novels The Bird and the Sword and From Sand and Ash were Goodreads Best Books of 2016 and 2017 finalists.
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