The Law of Moses
by Amy Harmon
Cover design by: Hang Le
Hosted by: Alpha Literary Services
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.
1. My Mom & Dad ~ No matter how many mistakes I've made in my life they've always been there to catch me. Hold me up. Love me. I couldn't ask for better parents.
2. My Husband ~ Through all our ups and downs over 15 years of marriage he still supports me, loves me and makes me laugh like no one else can.
3. My Sister ~ My best friend. I couldn't ask for better. I wouldn't want to share our nightly talks of books (even with the constant interruptions from kids talking to dogs barking to husbands grumbling) along with the total obsession of all that is Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller) with anyone else.
4. Belle ~ There is nothing better than the unconditional love of a dog.
5. The Twilight Saga ~ Not only are they great books by themselves but they opened up a whole world of stories and characters, created by some amazing authors, that I never could have imagined. I had no idea that a book, I borrowed from my niece to pass the time on the airplane, would have created such an addiction.
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.