Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
The Law of Moses

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 27th 2014
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
Pages: 333
 

“I think Amy Harmon always does a great job at giving you the feels and THE LAW OF MOSES is not any different.”
~ Under the Covers

Well, I tell you I have a thing for not reading blurbs. LOL  I’ve enjoyed this author’s work in the past and I was absolutely sold on this because of that and the beautiful cover.  Blurbs?  Who needs them?  I’m not sure what I was expecting from this story other than the fact that there will be some connection with Biblical Moses, but I was nonetheless pleasantly surprised with what this book was.

Moses was abandoned in a basket at a laundromat when he was just a newborn baby.  That’s why the name.  He was the son of a crack whore and had many problems from that to overcome in his youth.  The mother was identified and he came to live with his grandmother.  He’s always been the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, not quite normal either, and always treated like an unwanted child by society.  Until he meets Georgia.

I don’t want to give any spoilers of this story.  Lets just say that Moses and Georgia have a lot of obstacles to overcome in this book.  Together and apart.  And the cuts that remain are deep and heart wrenching.  I loved going through the ups and downs with them even when it was hard for my heart to take.  There are some things that I just don’t know if anyone can recover from, and especially in Georgia’s case, I’m not sure I could’ve gone back to being a functional human being.

I was surprised at the slight paranormal element to this story, as this involves ghosts and the ability to see them as well as the messages they tried to convey.  This added a nice twist to the story that combined really seamlessly I think with the romance and the mystery (there’s a serial killer on the loose!).

The focus here is still about Moses and Georgia and everything they go through to get their HEA.  And rest assured, there is an HEA.  Bittersweet after all the loss and heartache, but satisfying nonetheless.  A lot of character growth happens in the span of a few years and that was really nice to see.  This is what I like to call a more mature new adult story, as the characters don’t drag on their whining about life.  They pick up and continue living and do the best they can.

I think Amy Harmon always does a great job at giving you the feels and THE LAW OF MOSES is not any different.  The sad parts are there, but also the uplifting ones.  One of my favorite things was the Five Greats and how that applied in several parts of the story.

I am, as always, looking forward to the next time I pick up one of her books and maybe one of these days get through that backlist.

Book Tags:

wp-audiobook wp-secondchance wp-ghosts wp-tearjerker wp-interracial

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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and New York Times Bestselling author of eight novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as The Law of Moses, Infinity + One, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her latest novel, The Song of David, was released on June 13, 2015.

She knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and 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. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

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Elizabeth

Thanks …sounds good if I can handle a tearjerker 🙂

Timitra

I enjoyed this story as well and I’m looking forward to reading Making Faces and The Song of David

Under the Covers Book Blog

I enjoyed Making Faces as well!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ve had this book on my TBR pile since it released.