Title : The Law of Moses
Author : Amy Harmon
Series : N/A
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb : 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.
Review : I so far read I think every book of Amy Harmon and I love her style. But somehow I could not connect to that book – and belive me – as I love the author so much – I really really tried. I cannot even tell you why honestly … maybe it was a certain expectation I had after reading her other novels ? I am not sure – But something was missing. Others have commented that the “paranormal” things going on in the story were an issue – but NOPE not in my case as my absolute favorite of hers is and will be “Slow dance in Purgatory” and if that is not paranormal than I do not know the definition of that word. Somehow I was missing that “spark” between the to leading characters of the story – She was always saying how much she loves him and he was always denying the love … throughout the whole story and that gets kind of old. I can not feel that it changes for Moses at any point. I know it was only supposed to be him SAYING he does not love her – but honestly – it actually FELT that way too.. so it seemed strange for them to really have a HEA … well
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