The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

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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.

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For more about the Author, click here : AMY HARMON

 

 

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Nancy

 

 

three-half-stars
I love Amy Harmon, her writing is flawless… And just like the two other books I’ve read of hers, Making Faces and A Different Blue, it never fails to tug my heartstrings. And I really did like this book, just not in love with it though.

The first quarter of the book, I struggled to get into the story.

Georgia, is perfectly good, too perfect in fact, one who doesn’t own any mean bone in her body. She is a small town country girl who loves horses and whose loving parents fosters messed up kids. And just like the people around her small town, she is curious about Moses, the little baby that was left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict. The troublemaker, delinquent crack baby who became her hero. And she plans to court Moses until he is hers.

To begin with, I just find Georgia obsessed with Moses! A young sweet girl who has a huge crush. And the more Moses turns her away, the more she chases after him. She definitely cannot get enough about Moses’s eyes!

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his oddly-colored eyes…
his light eyes…
his yellowish-green animal eyes…
those weird wolf eyes…
his cool eyes…
his golden-green eyes..

I did wish Georgia shows just a little bit more attitude along the way… to be angry and have some fight.

Moses, is a troubled guy who is fighting some inner battles. He is a loner who is obsessed with painting. He lives by his own law…

“Thou shall paint. Thou shall leave and never look back. Thou shall not love.” 

I thought Moses was plain Trouble with a capital “T” that seriously needs help at the start of the story. But then again, there were some unexplainable things he does that lead me to thinking there was definitely more to Moses than meets the eyes. Here enters the paranormal side of the story. (To avoid spoiler, I will leave it to you to find out what it is about.)

So…. we got a troubled lead male who carries a lot of emotional baggage and who seems to rebel with everyone to keep his distances and a sweet and loving lead female who can’t keep herself away from said male lead and will do everything to help him … Sounds familiar?

That said… halfway through the book, I was hooked! I was intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the story, as it progresses on a slightly higher level of emotional struggle.

I loved the twists and surprises and I did like the the second chance romance … and that perfect ending.

Now I’m curious about Tag, Moses’s best friend.… 😉

 

 

WARNING Spoiler Alert below : 

I couldn’t help but wonder…. There is a time lapse here as the story moves forward seven years later, as a lot has happened inside that same time frame. Seven years seems a long time and I wondered, if not for Eli, would Moses come back to Georgia?

 

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