4 1/2 Star Review – The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon

4 1/2 Star Review – The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon














“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 the 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 was afraid to start this book because I know, from past experiences with Amy Harmon’s stories, that she would most likely break my heart.
I was also a tad worried because it had a bit of a ‘love triangle’ vibe. Not to fear though, because it might be a story about three main characters and their interconnected stories, but it’s not a love triangle.

Mercedes, Cora, and Noah have been friends since childhood, and they have a relationship that I think most people would envy. As expected, many issues will pop up during those years, and the way they all handle them are quite different.
I can honestly say that I never knew what to expect from this journey, besides an abundance of tears. I wasn’t let down.

There were tears. Tears of sorrow, tears of joy and plenty of mirthful tears.
I have said it before, but it bears saying again – Amy Harmon possesses the ability to write highly emotional scenes in the calmest way. Even when tears are streaming down my face, I feel somehow comforted by the words that are making me cry.

The characters had chemistry that could be felt off the pages and made this the steamiest book I have read by Mrs. Harmon.
The Smallest Part had so many small parts (pun intended) and they all tied up in the end to form a beautiful bow on the gift that is this love story.
I cannot pinpoint why it’s not a five star. Maybe it’s because there were indeed so many parts to the story. I may change my rating the next time I read it.

The cover is so pretty and when you’ve read the story, you will love it even more.
When all is said and done, I loved it and it’s definitely going in my re-read folder!


































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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 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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