Lissa's Review: In Harmony by Emma Scott
PUBLISHER: Emma Scott
RELEASED: February 13, 2018
GENRE: contemporary romance
LENGTH: 380 pages
FORMAT: ebook, paperback
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 Pearce 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.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
In Harmony is a beautiful love story. Willow and Isaac come from two different worlds. But both find solace on stage. Willow has gone through something horrible, that has torn her apart. But when moving to Harmony, she finds some peace. She finds an unbreakable love and kind friends. The story is anything less than epic. It’s an epic love story, and Shakespeare is involved. Their bond is what keeps their love together. Scott has been a go-to author for me, for awhile. She brings these broken characters to life. They feel real, and in turn, you feel their emotions, Their struggle, their love. It is quite heartbreaking but in the end, your left with a beautiful story. I loved watching these characters grow. Willow is one of those characters that you can’t help but love. She goes through something, that is just horrific. But in the end, she has the strength, the will to fight for everything. Isaac is a fantastic character as well, just the way he views the world, the way he see’s willow is mesmerizing. Overall, I have to give this Five Boundless Stars.