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The Smallest Part

De : Amy Harmon
Lu par : Almarie Guerra
Durée : 12 h et 4 min

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“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.” (Unknown)

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 the 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.

©2018 Amy Harmon (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧
  • 03/09/2018

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

I started this book and wasn't really feeling it so I stopped it, then a friend told me I had to listen to it and explained a little about the connection to Laws of Moses. I decided to re-listen to Moses first for a refresher and then listen to this one and I am so glad I did! Starting this one the second time I was pulled in from chapter one! So if your on the fence about giving this a shot, I suggest listening to Moses first (its amazing so its totally worth a re-listen).

This book was surprising to me because I expect Young Adult from this author and this book was about 3 adult friends who've know each other since childhood. This book hits a lot of emotions and the biggest in my opinion is grief and guilt. Hearing these characters find there was though loss felt so real, it wasn't fluffy and sweet all the time, it was raw and real. I loved that! I also loved the couple chapters with Moses in them, it was like getting a phone call from an old friend! The ending was perfect and left me with a smile on my face.

The narration was perfect! I don't think they could have cast a better narrator for this book!

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  • Renee
  • 11/09/2018

The Smallest Part steals the show....

"Just because something is meant to be, doesn't mean it has to be right now." I have said it before and I will say it again: If Amy Harmon writes it, I will read it. While it is not necessary, I would recommend reading The Law of Moses prior to this because you will recognize a few familiar faces. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to reach through the pages and smack some sense into each of the 3 BFF's: Noah, Mercedes and Cora. Regardless, this story was more about true friendship and second chances than romance.

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  • Pamela R. Johnson
  • 25/11/2018

Story Line and Characters are Enchanting

Each time I read an Amy Harmon book I think that I can’t love a character as much as the characters I would’ve just been introduced to. Then I read another and am proven wrong.

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  • DD
  • 29/06/2018

The Smallest Part

At first, I did not know how I felt about this book. Some of it was predictable, but to me it did not take anything away from how good I thought the story was. I did not like Cora, even after the author tries to explain that she was broken due to a tragedy. Cora did not realize that our choices, whether good or bad, affect not only us but those around us. Our choices interconnect us in some strange way. And Cora's choice affected Noah and Mercedes, but their choices also created situations that could not be undone.


Once my emotions settled down, I could see the subtle and not so subtle messages with the story. Some people are broken. They can be healed, but you must be careful when connecting or yoking yourself to a broken person. Be prepared to face battles and trials that you may never have wished to come to your doorstep when you are connected to them.


Some people are like Mercedes, willing to accept the smallest part, just so others won't be hurt. They are willing to accept the crumbs from the table, not realizing or too afraid to realize that they deserve more. And then there are the Kee gans of the world, who are parasites and leeches. They only need you to fulfill their purposes. They have no genuine love for you or themselves.

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  • Julie Anne Jones
  • 08/09/2019

Enjoyable but Not Amy Harmon's Best

This was an enjoyable book and I liked the way the author pulled in the characters from The Book of Moses, but this wasn't one of my favorites of hers. The narrator in particular really didn't work for me. She was a bit monotone and struggled with articulation on some words (din't instead of didn't). That just bugs me.

If you've read The Book of Moses, you'll like this and it's worth reading, just not one I'm raving about after finishing it.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 30/06/2018

The Smallest Part

Amy does it again, this book has it all, from the emotions to the connections I couldn’t stop listening. I was hooked from the very beginning and this book didn’t let me go until it was over and even then I am still in a fog. This is something Amy does to me a lot and I LOVE IT.

This book wasn’t really about YA like most of her other books and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and wish she would write more books like this because it was nice to read about adults.

I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say if you read The Law of Moses and loved it then you’re going to enjoy this one. We have a little bit of Moses in this book and it was nice to see the books connect like that.

I very much liked the narration I feel like Almarie Guerra did a fantastic job bringing all these characters to life in so many ways.

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  • Ruth R-Evans
  • 21/05/2020

Sweet Romance

OK this is a sweet muliti-detailed story that kept me interested enough to finish. The characters real & likable tho I Really Can Not the lack of True Real Meaningful Conversation....The simple question " What Are you Thinking or What Are you FEELING?" Is just So Absent...I'm just ready for real people having REAL Meaningful conversations. Good time filler, fun/interesting detail tie-ins. Sweet Ending

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/03/2020

Good but not great

I love Amy Harmon and have been almost exclusively reading her lately. This one was good, but just not great. It was a bit slow and there was a bit too much back and forth from characters I felt. Overall good story though.

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  • Shauna Brown Holdt
  • 02/03/2020

Adorable heart warming and adversity in love!

The perfect example of love endures! A new family is the prize. Love always wins!

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  • squishy
  • 06/01/2020

Got tedious

The narrator def needed to blow her nose!! God, it got ridiculous at times,sounding so congested. I did enjoy the storyline until it just started dragging on and on between Noah and Mercedes. By chapter 15 (after a weird shower scene) I got tired of the “want it/don’t want it vibe”. Mercedes being a damn saint got really tedious. She had no life outside of Noah her character never grew. Boring. I did want to find out how things turned out, it just took soooo long,I gave up.

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  • Mary A. Martin
  • 27/06/2018

Plays your heartstrings so beautifully.

I read the book and I loved it. getting the audiobook edition, listening to it made me fall all over again for this novel in a really deeper way. I loved the characters. Especially Mercedes. And the narration/voice acting did a really good job putting life to the characters. I loved the story and enjoyed listening to this audiobook.