Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

December 2, 2016 Book review 6 ★★★★½

Holy Moses!  This book!  How am I supposed to review this book except to say take everything you might assume this romance will be, roll all those thoughts into a little ball and fling them far away.  The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon is everything unexpected.

Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy HarmonThe Law of Moses (The Law of Moses, #1) by Amy Harmon
Published by Createspace on November 18th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
Pages: 332
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Goodreads
four-half-stars

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.

!@#$ BOOKLOVE CREATIVE Page-Turner Well Written

First Line of The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

“The first few words of every story are always the hardest to write”.

My Thoughts on The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

I have zillions of thoughts and feelings about this book.  Most of which I can’t share as they are huge spoilers.  However there is a theme going through this book about naming 5 great things in your life so what better way to review than sharing my 5 greats.

5 Greats about The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

1. Georgia is such a sweet character. She believes the best in people, aspires to be different in a town that wants to her to fit in, she competes in the rodeo circuit and loves with all her heart. I loved how fiercely she plotted to capture Moses’s heart and how she blurted out her thoughts.  No filters with Georgia, what you see is what you get.

2.  Moses. What can I say about Moses? He is stubborn, wants to stick to his self imposed rules and has a lot of craziness in his head.  Moses has tendencies to be remote and isolated but Georgia refuses to grant him that.  He paints what he sees in his head.  Pushes away what he should pull closer.  And I love the stubborn, crazy bones of him.

3.  The unexpected plot. I had no clue what direction this book would take. Frequently I complain about predictable love stories but this book is not what it seems. I feel like I’m teasing you with zero information but my lips are zipped on just why.

4.  The writing is vivid, colourful and truly a feast for your eyes. Amy Harmon splashes her words like paint and they form lovely imagery. The lush writing complemented the characters and the unexpected imagery just slotted so well with the unexpected plot.

5.  The feels. The prologue warns you that your chest will ache and that your stomach will flip with dread. And they did. Thanks Amy! But I regret nothing.  The emotions rocked me, however I loved how deeply I attached to the characters and the story.

Overall it was a stunning introduction to Amy Harmon’s books.  And I can’t wait to devour another one soon.

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
five-stars
Pace
four-half-stars
Did I feel it?
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

 

Who should read The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

I’d highly recommend this to you if you like strong characters, a love story to root for and plots that zig zag like a drunken man.  Fans of Colleen Hoover or Tarryn Fisher should also enjoy.

 

four-half-stars

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