The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon is out TODAY! I have been looking forward to this release for awhile so I’m ridiculously excited about this. Our friend, Kris, over at Pretty Words Book Blog was lucky enough to read an advance copy of The Law of Moses and she has been teasing me with amazing little tidbits of information. This book sounds EPIC.
One of the themes in this story is ‘Five Greats’, which is basically five things that are great about today & life in general. Such positivity! I love it so much that I’m going to share my Five Greats with you guys. Here goes –
1. My children. They are the greatest things in my life.
2. Books. I can’t imagine not being a reader. Reading brightens up every day!
3. …which leads my to my ‘Book Buddies’. I have a few awesome book buddies that I can talk and talk to about books and it never gets old! Charm (BFF) and Amy (of course), but also Kris (Pretty Words Book Blog), Kay (we met on Twitter and now she’s stuck with me). Thank god for Whatsapp 😉
4. New Zealand. Decent public education system, decent health-care system, no giant-ass man-eating spiders, no snakes, and best of all….we have Richie McCaw. Reow!
5. Blank Space by Taylor Swift – that song is my JAM!
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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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, Run-ning Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Best-seller, 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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