Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published November 27th 2014 by Amy Harmon (first published November 18th 2014)
Series : The Law of Moses #1
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.
just finished it and I’m having trouble in getting my feels fixed. Haha. Okay. I’m just keeping this as short as possible because I want all of you to read it and read it blindly and not be spoiled at all. This book will make you feel all the feels. You will feel inlove, sad, crazy, afraid, excited and happy all at the same time. The alternating POVs are very helpful because if this was one sided then it will be very frustrating. I loved all of the aspects of family dynamics that the book wanted to present. I love the relationships. Everybody’s love goes beyond measure and I think that’s what makes this book more beautiful. This book was definitely a page turner but at some point you have to stop and rest a bit to contemplate your life. You just learn to appreciate the good things for that short pause because this book does not have very happy thoughts always. That is all I can say without spoiling you guys and I really don’t want to spoil you on this one.
I’m giving this book 4 Royal Stars because it’s very touching with just a touch of mystery. I recommend it to all of you.