Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

Law of MosesTitle: The Law of Moses

Author: Amy Harmon

Released: November 27, 2014


Book Summary:

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.



Amy Harmon is amazing! I should have been cleaning my house and preparing for Thanksgiving but instead I spent an entire day last week reading this book which I could not put down. I should have known better than to start one of Amy’s books when I had something else I should have been doing.

The Law of Moses is beautifully written. Everything I look for in a book was in this one. The story line drew me in, it was both original and memorable. The characters were well developed and likable. I laughed, I cried, I loved, I hated.

Releasing this one Thanksgiving was perfect due to its focus on “5 greats”.

I highly recommend this great book.

5 stars

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!

Content: moderate language scattered throughout, implied sex but no actual sex scene

Source: Ebook review copy

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  1. Angel Haze says:

    Oh wow! To have everything you want in a book . . . . I don’t read too many love stories, but your passion for it makes me want to stray from the action-filled books I’m used and get lost in this book!

  2. Eileen @ BookCatPin says:

    So happy you loved it! I read her Making Faces because of your review and now I’m excited to get this one 😀