‘The law of Moses’ by Amy Harmon

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.

All start with Amy Harmon comming in France. One of my friends read The Infinity + one and recommends it to me. To sum up, the author comes in my country and I didn’t read one of her books but I knew that I will like them. SO I bought the three books (Infinity+one, Making faces and The law of Moses) to sign them by Amy Harmon herself. It’s not really an advice but, it’s better when you read the books before the meeting. Because now, I finished The law of Moses and I’m feeling so fustrated because I will have so much appreciated to speak about it with her ! Whatever it’s done and I will tell you what I’m thinking…

First, Wow, this story is something. Like really something. So good and awesome. I was intrigued, because everyone was telling me that it wasn’t the best of Amy Harmon’s books. BUT WHAT ? This one is SO GOOD ! WHAT IS NEXT ? Honestly I was surprised, I didn’t expect this type of story. I loved the fact that it’s not just a contemporary romance but we have the paranormal/fantasy in it and also the thriller atmosphere. It works ! Good combo ! Well done !


I loved the characters (I will just talk about Georgie and Moise because… ! No spoils here !). The relationship between the two is surprising and touching. It’s good to read two points of view so different. You see the difference when Georgie speaks and thinks. I liked to discorver a contemporary story in one of the cowboy town in the US and especially the fact that Georgie is a grown woman  who works with her horses and do the “men job”. About Moses, two words : intriguing and charming. Believe me, it’s better to read him ! The two make me so emotional ! I cried, smiled and laughed for and with them. It’s not an easy read, some moments are hard and sad. But it’s why I loved it, their story isn’t perfect but also beautiful at the same time.

Final point about Moise and his paintings. WHERE ARE ALL HIS PAINTINGS ? Sorry, but I want to see his masterpieces. Moreover, I just discovered that the book Confess by  Colleen Hoover will be adapted in a TV show. If you didn’t read this book yet, do it. In this one, we also have an intriguing and charming artist painter and the book is full of his paintings ! So you can understand that I’m a little disappointed about that… Because I am sure, I’m not the only one who want to see his genius.

Awesome book with love, action, mystery, and more. One of my favourite story, first book of Amy Harmon I read, I can’t wait to discover the others.

Published : November 24th 2016

French Edition : Robert Laffont, collection R

Pages : 425 pages

Série : The Law of Moses

Genre : Young Adult, romance, New Aldult, fantasy, contemporary, paranormal

Price : 17,90 €


Read little babies, x.


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