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 recommend you start this book, without reading any reviews. You will not want to know anything upfront and just go in blind. This review is completely spoiler free, as I simply talk about my feelings about The Law Of Moses.
I have so much trouble reviewing Amy Harmon's books. Seriously my review of Making Faces is probably the worst I've ever written. It's just that her stories leave me speechless. There were moments I wanted crawl up into a ball and cry to let out all of the emotions I was feeling. I can not seem to put in words how this book left me feeling. She has a way with words that I have not come across before and time and time again she spins them together into a masterpiece.
Amazing, wonderful, tragic, dreamlike, raw, passionate, art, emotional waterfall and about a thousand other words I could use to describe The Law Of Moses, and I would still feel that it wouldn't be enough.
Every time I start a book by Amy Harmon, I have no idea what to expect plotwise. You try to figure out what is going on or what might happen next, but it turns out you have no clue. So many unexpected twists and turns, creates an unique reading experience.
Amy Harmon has quickly become one of my favourite authors and her books are an absolute must read. Finishing The Law Of Moses has left me a bit lost and somehow with a new appreciation for life. The philosophy of the 5 greats, I find so inspiring that I am now applying it in my own life. If I could give this book six stars I would.
Amy Harmon has written six novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue.