Title: In Harmony
Author: Emma Scott
Release Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tagline: “The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…”
The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…
At seventeen, Willow Holloway’s life was torn apart. The happy, driven girl is gone, and she is left wracked by post-traumatic stress her body remembers even if she does not. When her father suddenly uproots the family from their posh penthouse in New York City to the tiny town of Harmony, Indiana, Willow becomes more untethered and lost under the weight of her secret. On a whim, she auditions for a part in the community theater’s production of Hamlet and unexpectedly wins the role of Ophelia—the girl who is undone by madness, and her love of Hamlet…
Isaac Pierce is from the ‘wrong side of the tracks.’ The town bad boy. Girls pine for his attention and guys are in awe of him. That he’s an acting prodigy only adds to his charisma. Isaac utterly disappears into his characters; the stage is the only place he feels safe from his own traumatic home life. He wants nothing more than to escape to Broadway or Hollywood, and leave Harmony behind for good.
No one can play Hamlet but Isaac, and when the director pairs him with Willow in acting class, they clash again and again—neither willing to open their hearts to anyone. But clashing leads to breaking, breaking leads to the spilling of terrible secrets, and soon Isaac and Willow find Shakespeare’s words mirroring their lives. When they are cruelly torn apart, neither know how this play will end—with madness and heartache? Or healing, love, and the discovery of who they are truly meant to be.
In Harmony is a standalone NEW ADULT love story, and is intended for readers 18 and up. PLEASE NOTE, this book contains sensitive material such as physical abuse, and the aftermath of sexual assault (off the page). Reader discretion is advised.
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Emma Scott writes romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. And love always wins. Always.
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Be still my beating heart what a combination of a book. A beautiful read from an outstanding author who can write emotion that jumps off the page and right into your face giving you no chance but to take notice of the message that the author is trying to convey.
Willow Holloway was just a normal girl like any normal girl until. There are always untils in life but this one is something a woman/girl should never have to experience. Picking up the pieces is the hardest part. Telling someone without feeling ashamed and dirty nearly impossible. Feeling as if you will be judged because you apparently asked for it. Who would voluntarily ask for something like that, who wants to be so vulnerable? No one.
Her saving grace was moving to Harmony, Indiana. Her turning point a man with stormy grey eyes and a play that is one of the most well known in the world. Where she could tell her story without really telling her story.
There were times where I wanted to scream at Willow, I wanted to hug her at the same time, but she was on a journey, a journey she had to take by herself. To find herself again, to bask in the light but to live with the shadows. But thankfully she didn’t keep her silence forever.
Isaac Pearce born of the wrong side of the tracks has experienced so much pain and loss that he is sparse with his words where he be where he can also tell his story is on the stage and he truly is magnificent. With this medium he can leave it all behind a drunk for a father, being beaten on, no money only relying on the kindness of others. Truly only existing.
He is counting the days that he can leave Harmony in his rear-view mirror, but he didn’t factor Willow into turning up. He sees her, sees her sadness, her beauty and her delicateness. But he never dates younger women, but he is about to break his own rule.
Isaac and Willow both have share a deep loss that cannot be put into words although their loss isn’t the same it has changed them in ways that they will both never be the same. They share the desolation, the emptiness, of the light nearly being snuffed out. In a way Isaac is untouchable and that is what appeals to Willow.
All that is gold does not glitter. I know I’d rather have the tarnished armour when it comes to the Hero such a great Hero but blind to what he should have seen at the end.
I felt for them every step of the way and when they couldn’t avoid their feelings for one another they decide to keep it all a secret. It was a tragedy in the making.
In some way or another we all live in a Shakespearian play. Be it a tragedy, a comedy or history repeating itself. I feel as if the author put more than her all into this book. It is poignant, there is beauty in the cruelty of the world. We all deal with things in different ways and that there is no such thing as too late. Who wants to kill hope?
For the most part of the book it was in the YA realm now YA isn’t really my genre. I wasn’t convinced that the author could pull it off, but I was proven wrong. I love it when that happens.
No o/w drama, angst, rape scene explained but not truly experienced more like snippets.