Cover Reveal: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon + $100 Giveaway

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The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon – Coming November 27th
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.

 

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Excerpt

It was when I sat up, shaking straw from my hair, that I saw Moses, just sitting in the far corner on a low stool my dad used for shoeing the horses. He was as far away from the horses as he could get, and thankfully, none of them seemed especially alarmed by his presence. But I was, just for a moment, and I let out a startled squawk.

He didn’t apologize or laugh or even make small talk at all. He just eyed me warily, as if watching me sleep was what I had summoned him for.

“What time is it?” I whispered, my voice scratchy and my heart heavy. He just made me feel so damn heavy.

“Two.”

“You just got home?”

“No. I went home. Showered. Went to bed.”

“You’re sleep walking, then?” I kept my voice light, soft.

“What do you want, Georgia? I kind of thought you were done with me.” Ah. There it was. A flash of anger. Quiet, brief. But there. And I reveled in it. My mom always said negative attention is better than no attention at all. She was usually talking about foster kids who acted out. But apparently it also applied to seventeen-year-old girls who were in love with boys who didn’t love them back. That thought made me angry.

“Do you love me, Moses?”

“No.” His response was immediate. Defiant. But he stood and walked toward me anyway. And I watched him come, my eyes roving over him hungrily, my heart a huge, needy knot in my chest.

I didn’t argue with him because I knew that’s what he was going to say. And I had already decided that I wouldn’t believe him.

He squatted down beside the square bales I’d turned into a love nest. But he said he didn’t love me. So maybe my bed needed a different name. I laid back down and pulled the blanket around my shoulders, suddenly chilled and incredibly tired. But he followed me, hovering above me, his arms braced on either side of my head as he watched me watch him. And then he closed the distance and kissed my mouth chastely. Once, twice. And then again, not so chastely, with more pressure and more intent.

I breathed deeply and wrapped my hands around his neck, bringing him into me. I soaked in his scent, the sharp tang of paint mixed with soap and the red striped candy mints his grandma kept in a bowl on the kitchen table.  And something else too. Something I had no name for, and it was that unknown part of him that I wanted most of all. I kissed him until I could taste it in my mouth and when that wasn’t enough, I pulled it through the palms of my hands and the brush of my skin against his as he moved his mouth to my neck and whispered in my ear.

“I’m not sure what you want from me, Georgia. But if this is it, I’m willing.”

 

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Amy HarmonAuthor Amy Harmon
Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she 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.
Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written five novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue, Making Faces and most recently, Infinity + One.
Her newest book, The Law of Moses releases November 27, 2014.

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Comments

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  2. 1. Being alive
    2. Having a husband that loves me to death.
    3. For my small group of amazing friends.
    4. For having clean water to drink.
    5. For having a place to live.

  3. Thank you so much for the chance!

  4. 1. I made it through this year. A year ago today my husband died.
    2. My kids.
    3. My parents and the fact that they live close.
    4. My faith in God (which is #1 on this list!) because I’d not get through this without Him.
    5. My pets because they show unconditional love.

  5. Teresa Richards says:

    #5greats 1) My mom, she is my hero. 2) My son and daughter. 3) My 3 beautiful grandsons. 4) My boyfriend of 19 yrs. 5) That my health issues are somewhat under control and I still enjoy time with my family. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Grateful for the giveaway, my family, my health, a roof over my head, and books. 😉

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    I’m grateful for: my health, my family, my pets, my home and my friends.

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    I am grateful for my family, friends, a warm home, our health, and my furry family!

  10. 1) My Mum… she’s so awesome even though we’re thousands of miles apart and she beat cancer.
    2) My husband… he survived another bout of DKA and he puts up with me.
    3) My health.
    4) That I have a good job that still provides health insurance.
    5) My boys (the four legged kind), the unconditional love our pets provide us always brings a smile to my face.

  11. steve weber says:

    1. my family
    2. my job
    3. my health
    4. my dog
    5. my GF

  12. Shella Monica says:

    my #5grates: 1. God, 2. Family, 3. Books, 4. Friends, 5. Job

  13. I feel great,
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  14. #5Greats
    1. my family
    2. my fangirling family
    3. my family’s health
    4. great movies
    5. great books

  15. It’s the first time I heard about this book, thank you for the giveaway!

  16. The 5 things I’m grateful for: my children
    my baby granddaughter
    my husband of 36 years
    our dogs
    to have a roof over our heads.

  17. 1. modern medicine. 2. living in America. 3. health 4. family 5. modern technology

  18. Mike Kozseluha says:

    1 Family
    2 Friends
    3 Health
    4 Nature
    5 Polar Bears

  19. 1. Fantastic Children
    2. Super Hubby
    3. Roof Over My Head
    4. Twitter
    5. Food

  20. Gabriel Rossi says:

    My 5 Greats:
    – Being alive!
    – My Grandma (she’s always been more than a mother to me!) and My Mommy
    – My Love (makes my feel a better persons and loved)
    – My Studies and Job and how I have a good life (I complain too much about nothing!)
    – All people that helped me and are always trying to do their best for me!

  21. Thanks for the chance to win! My 5 Greats – 1) my daughter, 2) my son 3) my sister 4) my Mom and 5) my friends – without whom I wouldn’t still be here.

    M

  22. 1. My family. 2. My friends. 3. My health. 4. A roof over my head and food on the table. 5. Great books to read!

  23. Mary G Loki says:

    1 My imagination
    2 My education
    3 Family
    4 Friends
    5 My dogs

  24. My husband, my garden, my house, living in the SF Bay Area!

  25. Rachael K says:

    Not sure my previous comment worked – it didn’t show up, but I’ll try again;

    Today I’m thankful for my spice cabinet, librarians, snowflakes that are still melting as they land, leftover Halloween candy, and rotary blade sharpeners.

  26. a good job
    two great boys
    a roof over my head
    we are relative healthy
    my hubby

  27. Julie Waldron says:

    5 things I am grateful for…..

    My husband
    My 2 daughters
    Our home
    Great in-laws
    That my girls have some great friends

  28. lori faires says:

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  31. Judy Thomas says:

    My kids, My family,My pets, My country (New Zealand),The fact that I am still here to enjoy those things.