Author: Amy Harmon
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: November 27, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Romance, Romance
Related Books: The Song Of David
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.
I have been struggling with this review for months!!! Months I say! I loved this book so much but I didn’t think I had the right words to express it. I don’t know if it’ll make sense or sound cheesy, but oh well, these are my feelings. 🙂
“There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.”
Sometimes a book is more than just the words on the pages. It’s about the feeling and emotions that the words evoke. Words that drip warmth into your veins and make your heart feel full and my heart is full. I don’t know how to explain how much I loved The Law Of Moses but I’m going to try.
“….You’ve always been drawn to danger like moth to a flame.”
Amy Harmon has this amazing way with words and every piece and every layer, of this story drew in and kept me captivated my attention. Moses and Georgia’s love story wasn’t easy and it wasn’t simple but it was truly amazing.
“Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.”
Georgia and Moses first met as kids. The story of Moses birth and upbringing always fascinated Georgia. Moses was broken but it drew her to him and she was determined to find her way into Moses heart. Georgia wasn’t your typical seventeen-year old girl. She didn’t care about how she looked or what boys thought of her. Georgia was her own person and she took on challenges and danger head on. She loved horses, she was tenacious, determined, and loving.
“She was like glass – pure and clear and plain as day. And like glass, her honesty cut me.”
Moses had a difficult beginning. None of his family members knew how to handle this behavior and eccentrics and he was bounced family member before moving home with his great grandmother. Moses is broken or cracked as Georgia called it but he had so much beauty and talent shining through. He was a phenomenally talented painter and it was the one thing that gave him peace. Moses didn’t love anyone, he didn’t have friends, and stayed away from most. Though he fought it, there was something about Georgia that drew him back to here.
Little by little, Georgia broke through his walls to the point where he wanted her company despite himself. As their story unfolds, their intense feelings bring them together, but circumstances and tragedies pull them apart.
“If you don’t love, then nobody gets hurt. It’s easy to leave. It’s easy to lose. It’s easy to let go.”
I loved how this story unfolded. There was love, suspenseful, heartbreak, and other elements that really kept me captivated. There were parts that broke my heart and parts that made me smile and think. I didn’t want this story to end. It truly beautiful and I found myself connecting with the characters and their emotions. There were things I didn’t expect and this book and it made love it even more.
I love Amy for writing not only diverse characters but for writing stories and story lines that are outside of the box. The premise of this book was so unique and beautiful. It was refreshing. I can’t wait to see what her next novel holds.