The Law of Moses

The Law of Moses

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace, 2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781502830821
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 23 cm

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Futuregohangurl
Jul 31, 2017

a very good book but sad. i loved how it told the life story of a kid who had a hard life but at the end he was able to have a family and find love

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trosado
Mar 22, 2017

Because this is a much-loved and well-reviewed book, I didn't read any reviews or hints to its contents. Instead, I simply read it, because Amy Harmon wrote it.
I never, and I mean NEVER, read books with any type of paranormal aspects. All I can say is, I would have missed out "big time" if I had any inkling as to the contents. Thank goodness I stuck to my guns and didn't read any comments or reviews. Although, as a whole, I will still avoid the paranormal genre, I will not avoid any book written by Miss Harmon. Also, I would not classify this book as paranormal even though the events within might warrant that classification. It is more along the lines of a M. Night Shyamalan movie - hints of paranormal with amazing twists.

If, like me, paranormal isn't your forte', don't let that dissuade you from this amazing story, Give it a chance and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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