Written by Amy Harmon
I have been on a huge paperback kick recently. This book was very briefly on sale for a ridiculous price for the paperback, and I HAD to get it.
This is the story of Fern and Ambrose.
Fern has an ugly duckling start to the book. Braces, untamable red hair, unrequited love of Ambrose.
Ambrose is a 3 time state wrestling champ, beautiful long flowing hair, and the pressure of a whole town to win his 4th wresting title.
Senior year in 2001 for them was drastically changed by the events of 9/11 and Ambrose sets off with his friends to serve their country instead of the taking the path to college and the wresting mats.
Returning broken and scarred Ambrose is hiding, but Fern has always been able to see him and while she thinks she’s invisible he sees her.
“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 that our bodies can’t contain it.”
This is not the typical hot and heavy books I usually recommend. There is love, loss, and life in this book. Read with tissues, but there is an HEA for Fern and Ambrose. This also hit close to the heart for me as I was also a senior in high school in 2001 and I remembered exactly how they were feeling as though life was taking a turn.
Happy reading - keep things a little on the naughty side!
About the Author
Heather G. is a sassy SEO ninja who's engaged to the man of her dreams. When she's not busy planning her wedding (in a library, of course), conquering the Google game, or spending time with her nephews, she can usually be found reading. A lot.