๐Ÿ’ซโœจThe Song of David by Amy Harmon! โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ #Review #Trailer #Music Video #Giveaway

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๐Ÿ’ซโœจThe Song of David by Amy Harmon! โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ #Review #Trailer #Music Video #Giveaway

๐Ÿ’ซโœจThe Song of David by Amy Harmon! โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ #Review #Trailer #Music Video #GiveawayThe Song of David by Amy Harmon
Published by Amy Harmon
on 6/13
Pages: 285
Genres: Contemporary, Sports
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**This is David โ€˜Tagโ€™ Taggert's book, a supporting character introduced in The Law of Moses.ย This is a stand-alone story.

She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isnโ€™t something you can see. Itโ€™s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and Iโ€™ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancerโ€™s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasnโ€™t normal, they hurried away. 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. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we donโ€™t think we can win.


I was provided a review copy by Amy Harmon; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


 

 

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I stopped a foot from her and reached out, taking one of her hands in mine. โ€œDo you like this song?โ€ I asked. Obviously she did and obviously I was stupid.โ€œI love this song.โ€โ€œMe too,โ€ I whispered. I reached for her other hand.โ€œAccidental Babies.โ€โ€œWhat?โ€ I tugged her hands gently, and she took a step. I was so close now that the top of her head provided a shelf for my chin, and Damienโ€™s song was being drowned out by the sound of my heart.โ€œItโ€™s another one of his songs. . . and I think I love it even more,โ€ she whispered back.โ€œBut that song is so sad,โ€ I breathed, and laid my cheek against her hair.โ€œThatโ€™s what makes it beautiful. Itโ€™s devastating. I love it when a song devastates me.โ€ Her voice was thready, as if she was struggling to breathe.โ€œAh, the sweet kind of suffering.โ€ I dropped her hands and wrapped my arms around her.โ€œThe best kind.โ€ Her voice hitched as our bodies aligned.โ€œIโ€™ve been suffering for a while now, Millie.โ€โ€œYou have?โ€ she asked, clearly amazed.

โ€œSince the moment I saw you. It devastated me. And I love when a girl devastates me.โ€ I was using her definition of the word, but the truth was, my sister was the only girl who had ever devastated me, and it hadnโ€™t been sweet agony.

โ€œIโ€™ve never devastated anyone before,โ€ Millie said faintly, shock and pleasure coloring her words. She still stood with her arms at her sides, almost like she couldnโ€™t believe what was happening. But her lips hovered close to my jaw, as if she was enjoying the tension between almost and not quite.

โ€œIโ€™m guessing youโ€™ve left a wake of destruction,โ€ I whispered. โ€œYou just donโ€™t know.โ€

Finally, as if she couldnโ€™t resist any longer, she raised her hands to my waist. Trembling fingers and flat palms slid across my abdomen, up my chest, past my shoulders, progressing slowly as if she memorized as she moved. Then she touched my face and her thumbs found the cleft in my chin, the way theyโ€™d done the first time sheโ€™d traced my smile. Hesitantly, she urged my face down toward hers. A heartbeat before our mouths touched she spoke, and the soft words fluttered against my lips.

โ€œAre you going to devastate me, David?โ€ she asked.

โ€œGod, I hope not,โ€ I prayed aloud.

Anticipation dissolved the lingering space between us, and I pressed needy lips to her seeking mouth. And then we melded together, hands clinging, bodies surging, music moaning, dancing in the wreckage. Sweet, sweet, devastation.

โ€œToo late . . .โ€ I thought I heard her whisper.

 

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Devastatingly Beautiful, a favorite of the year!

โ€œSometimes submission meant releasing pride, letting someone else take the reins, trusting someone with your love and your life, even though they didnโ€™t deserve it.โ€

I can tell you one thing for certain, I have never read a book like The Song of David before! 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 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. The switch between โ€œthenโ€ and โ€œnowโ€ was seamless and at times heart-wrenching.

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It is also a love story between three people; Millie, Henry and Tag.

โ€œHeโ€™s special, [Tag] and he makes me feel special.โ€ โ€œI can feel it in my chest, the way I canโ€™t ever really catch my breath when heโ€™s around. 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. Heโ€™s gentle. And heโ€™s sweet.โ€

But really, I am without words to describe the beauty of this book. It is a love story within a love story, a book within a book… an emotional rollercoaster ride, that I gladly took. I bawled ugly tears and happy tears, I laughed too. Amy Harmon was a puppet master and my heart and emotions were her toys. She played with them at will and I let her. I felt my heart squeeze both from joy and from heartache. As soon as I was up, she had me free-falling. One moment I would be enjoying the slow build romance and the incredibly endearing way Tag was with Millie, the next, I was bawling because of their love for one another. One moment I was laughing with Henry, the next he had me bawling because of the way he understood the world. GAH, I was a wreck. My husband and son were concerned!

โ€œSo who takes care of Millie?โ€ I whispered.
โ€œI donโ€™t need to be taken care of, Tag,โ€ I whispered back. โ€œIโ€™ve been trying to tell you that.โ€
โ€œNeed and want are two different things.โ€ I swallowed once, trying to convince myself that I didnโ€™t want what I wanted very, very much.

I have to be completely honest here. When I began reading this, while I loved Amy Harmonโ€™s writing, I was having a difficult time connecting with the story. The melancholy feeling was a little too much for my already melancholy mood. I started reading this as I was on the very long drive taking my daughter to her college orientation. So my mind wasnโ€™t in the right place. Gratefully, I took a break that night and the next day and didnโ€™t resume reading until the drive back home that next night. I am so glad I took that break. I think sometimes it is as much about the book that we read as it is about our mindset when we read it. Had my mind not been in the right place, I would have missed out on all the beauty and the incredible story that Amy Harmon crafted.

This book had it all for me; it made me THINK and FEEL! I loved it!

 

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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is a 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 several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written seven novels – the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Law of Moses, is now available. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy atย www.authoramyharmon.com

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