Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blog Tour: A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

A Different Blue
By:  Amy Harmon
Published:  March 27, 2013
Source:  Author/Supa Gurl Tours
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Book Blurb: 

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is.  She doesn't know her real name or when she was born.  Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old.  At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on in life, she is just a senior in high school.   With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing. 

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody.  It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love.  But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are.  Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.

My Journey:

Blue Echohawk doesn't remember much about her real mother.  She only knows that she left her on a car seat, only to be found by a drifter, named Jimmy Echohawk.  Jimmy and Blue live like loners, from town to town, no real roots.  They have a truck that pulls a trailer that they live out of.  Jimmy teaches Blue a lot of life lessons, and gives her the special treasure and wisdom is carving.  Jimmy goes from town to town selling these treasures so they can live and survive.  They have a dog named, Icas, that is her only friend.  Blue never thinks much of it, until one day when Jimmy leaves to search for some special Mahogany to carve, and sculpt with, and takes Icas with him, never to return.  After several days, Icas returns alone, and it is apparent that her dog is in very bad condition.  She drives the truck, and gets picked up by the police, and the only thing they let her keep of his are his tools to carve with.  Blue is devastated.  From that point, they look for Jimmy, and Blue is put into the foster system temporarily, then left with Jimmy's half sister Cheryl, to take care of Blue from then on in Boulder City.  The devastation takes Blue to a whole other place, and she tries to commit suicide but fails.

When Blue is in her last year of high school, she is known for her difficult, sarcastic behavior.  No one ever wants to deal with her till the new teacher in town puts in the time to help her find herself.  Mr. Darcy Wilson, who isn't that much older than her helps teach Blue life lessons, including letting go, and how to release hers fears and guilt for the things she feels she hasn't done in life.  The friendship that her and Wilson develop is a very special and unique bond.  He helps her find her answers, and let go of the past, and smile once again.  Blue is beautiful, has big blue eyes, long black hair, and is Native-American.  She has absolutely no positive opinion of herself, was promiscuous, and thought that she was good for nothing but sex.  She had a chip on her shoulder.  Blue learns from Wilson how to live in the moment, treasure each one, and understand  happiness in life, and that she deserves to live once again.  She is always searching for the answers of who her mother was, how old she herself really is, what her birthdate it is, and her heritage. 

Blue changes because of a life altering event, and finds out that she's not such a bad person after all.  There are secrets that Wilson withholds from Blue that come to fruition.  They both have a common bond, though different.  They both are seeking answers, and have questions that only one person can answer.  There are a lot of twists to this story that will keep you reading late into the night, searching for the answers to their questions.  This book goes full circle.  I loved this book, filled with grief, sadness, loss, and triumph.  This is a must read to add to your library.  These two characters will leave you wondering, along with them, how a mother can abandon her child.  This is a heart-wrenching story, that will have you torn in so many directions, until the last page is turned.

I loved, A Different Blue.  For the reader, who is really like an investigator, the kind that wants to know every answer, and turn over efvery rock, this novel is for you.  Ms. Harmon does a fantastic job.  Her prose are wonderfully discriptive, and her storyline is timeless.  I give, A Different Blue, 5 soul-searching, Lost-desperate, Love-thirsting, Cherished Stars!


Author Bio:  

Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, so 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. Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called "What I Know" - also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold.  She lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband and four kids, and doesn't plan to ever move somewhere, because nowhere is sublime.  She has written Running Barefoot, and the Young Adult books Slow Dance in Purgatory and the sequel, Prom Night in Purgatory.  A Different Blue is her fourth novel.

Amy Harmon's:  Website/Facebook/Goodreads


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  1. I'm really glad to know about Amy Harmon, I think this book should be a must read. I always fond of such type of stories. I'm looking forward to ordering it now. Thank you Lindy for posting this blog.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark Duin
    Motivational Speaker

  2. This looks a great book and i know if i dont win, ill be buying it!

    Id like to ask Ms Harmon, how long has she been writing for, and how long on average does it take to write a book?
    Thank you!

    1. Claire, I love your name! My nine-year-old daughter is named Claire. I have been writing for as long as I can remember, but didn't start writing full-length novels until about six years ago. It took me a year to write my first novel, but only about six months to write A Different Blue.

  3. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win


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