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.
Emma Scott easily wormed her way on to my favorite author list with her remarkable books, including The Full Tilt Duet, The Butterfly Project, and Sugar & Gold. She was my most read author last year, and her most recent release, Forever Right Now was my favorite book of 2017. That book is so special to me that I still have not been able to find the words to express myself in a review. Even after re-reading it. I’m terrible! Sorry Emma.
Her next title, In Harmony, is set to release next month and I am really digging the cover. The synopsis makes me want to pick it up right now and knowing Emma, this book will probably go on my favorites list for 2018. At least I’m hoping.
Emma is hosting a $20 gift card giveaway on her author Facebook page so if you’re a FB user head on over there to enter. And if you stan Ms. Scott and her novels, In Harmony is available for pre-order on Amazon right here.
What do you think?