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.
6 Heart Wrenchingly Beautiful Stars!
Wow, holy book coma!
Amy’s writing never ceases to amaze me, and every book I read by her leaves me speechless, and in the best way possible.
It’s been more than a week since I finished The Law of Moses and yet these characters are sketched into my mind still speaking their words. I don’t even know how another book could be better than this one.
My 5 greats are as followed
The Law of Moses
and this book!!!
I know, I know I may have listed 5 greats that are just simply the same thing over and over but how could I not. This is such a favorite book of mine, I know it will forever be a book that I recommend to friends and readers. The Law of Moses is the BEST book I have read this year! I still feel as if words are just inadequate and won’t do any justice for this book! It’s EVERYTHING! I promise you now that you won’t be disappointed when you read the story of Moses & Georgia.
Now I must warn you, I didn’t say it was an easy story to get through. It left me utterly raw and feeling so many emotions. This is such a beautiful and Heart Wrenching book that will likely pull some tears from you. I know I spilled some of my own, but that is part of why I love this book so much. It is capable of pulling such great emotion out of you, and leaves you reeling. I absolutely LOVED this book, and wish that I could formulate better thoughts to describe it, unfortunately I just can’t do so and that means you must experience it for yourself.
I’m not going to give any details about the story for fear that it would spoil it for other readers but trust me, you will love the characters so intensely. ❤
Amy you words are absolutely beautiful, you write such unique stories that make my heart constrict with pain, while at the same time healing it.