The Law of Moses
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Hosted by: Alpha Literary Services
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.
Amy Harmon’s new book, The Law of Moses, is like waking up Christmas day to find the tree overflowing with gifts. Each gift is a surprise, sometimes half-expected and hoped for, sometimes completely out of the blue, some delightful, some moving, but ultimately not a single pair of socks in any of the brightly colored boxes.
Harmon is masterful at creating believable and engaging characters. Georgia is a fiery, confident young woman with a little too much daredevil in her. She’s drawn to Moses like a moth to a flame, and like most teenagers, she doesn’t pay attention to future consequences or the high probability she might get burned.
Moses is a haunted soul, the grown-up crack baby that nobody has really wanted since birth. Within the first few pages, Harmon paints a picture of him with so much empathy and understanding that you can’t help but fall in love with him.
Georgia and Moses are not just flawed, they’re damaged. There’s something remarkably beautiful about that. The lesson Harmon imparts isn’t that love heals everything, because it doesn’t, but that love can still exist somewhere among the wreckage.
Harmon’s books are never formulaic. This isn’t your typical romance. You don’t have two characters that meet and then a lot of things happen while they march towards happily ever after. Instead, life happens, and Harmon allows her characters time to grow separately before bringing them back together again, changed.
Ultimately, this story is Moses’s story even more than Georgia’s. Don’t be afraid to share this book with the men in your life. There are elements of humor, male bonding, and a touch of thriller in this book that will appeal to men as much as women.
The Law of Moses is an excellent book that is as good as, if not better than, any of Harmon’s other books (yes, even that one that’s your favorite!). Consider putting this on your Christmas gift list, and your friends and family will love you for it.
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About the Author:
Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story.
Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written five novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue, Making Faces and most recently, Infinity + One.
Her newest book, The Law of Moses releases November 27, 2014.
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In celebration of her release, Amy is hosting a 5 Greats Giveaway! Enter to win:
1 Kindle Paperwhite
1 $50 Amazon giftcard
3 signed copies of The Law of Moses