- Title: The Law of Moses
- Author: Amy Harmon
- Genre: Mystery, Fiction, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Publication Date: November 18, 2014
- ISBN: 978-1502830821
- Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
- Buy: Amazon
“If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare. Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start. It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager. And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away. And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all . . . a love story.”
This is my first book of Amy Harmon and I loved it! It has an interesting storyline, unique and terrifyingly beautiful. I read it in one sitting, I sobbed my way through it and I just couldn’t put down Amy’s beautiful words. It is very well-written.
Amy is one of those rare writers that could make the readers love a flawed and troubled character. She makes us (readers) see points and details of her book in a different light. She makes us understand the reality, the pains and the sufferings we had in this life.
The Law of Moses revolved around Georgia and Moses. Georgia’s ability to tame horses was excellent, she and her family uses their horses to help with other people’s therapy. Although, having this as a means of living, she still wanted to escape, to go to a far away place and seek the unknown. Not until Moses moved to their neighborhood.
Art and love and family were greatly showcased in this book. Amy let the readers see that there is still beauty and love in wreckage while dropping a few mysticism about life, death and faith in it. So as to parallel this mystery, I won’t let you guys know the very surprise of this book. YOU MUST READ TO KNOW! This one’s out of my comfort genre but the way it is written made me love it and think of wandering to look for more “out of my comfort genre books” lol!
The very thing that I loved in this book is how the main character squeezes positive out of the bad days/events. The 5 Greats. “There is something good in everything that happens.”! 🙂