THE SMALLEST PART
“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.”
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.
WOW! I loved this book.
Brilliant, extraordinary, heart touching … those are just a few words to describe The Smallest Part and yet there are still so much more that I could use to describe this magnificence story and still not do it justice. Ms. Harmon reached through the pages and grabbed my heart and kept it long after the story was done.
“In the end, only three things matter: Who He is. Who you are, who your friends are.”
As I sat down and reflected on the story I noticed something – my very favorite book by Ms. Harmon dealt with three too. It had three characters and the one with the smallest part (secondary character) stole the show for me in Making Faces.In The Smallest Part there are three characters too, yes, there are more characters than three but three that are the main focus of the story.
What’s so special about the number three, you might wonder? Three has lots of significance because it can represent time (past, present, future/birth, life, death/beginning, middle, end). We use it to say, “The third time’s the charm.” And then, of course, there’s the biblical reference about how 3 strands are stronger than 1. In the end, I love how number three played a role throughout this story.
Each chapter began with a little piece of their childhood and the reader gets a glimpse into how the past played a role in the present. It tied everything in the story and gave us more insight into the situation.
The Smallest Part was an emotional experience for me. Reading the acknowledgment at the end of the book made me shed tears. That experience has touched my life so knowing Ms. Harmon felt that too – hit me in the heart. The whole story reflects a deeper meaning of what family and friendship have in bonding to one another.
”Sometimes it’s the smallest part that steals the show.”
Life is messy.
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About the author:
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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