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Book Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

A unique story with a roller coaster ride of emotions that kept me turning pages until the very end.

As the book was coming to an end I just kept repeating “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!” and as I was begging I knew I had a great story on my hands.

Parts of this book were unexpected for me. There is a sort of paranormal aspect to it as well as a mystery surrounding everything. It is a romance too though. This one is hard to classify and I don’t want to say too much so I don’t give anything away. It’s almost better if you go in blind on this one and try to figure life out with Moses and Georgia.

I really REALLY liked the story, but I can tell you exactly why I didn’t love it. There are a couple of things that I didn’t particularly like, I can understand why it happened, but I still don’t have to like it. *******ATTENTION: SOME SPOILERY THINGS BELOW!

1. Georgia loving Moses with nothing held back, not taking a hint, not protecting herself from anything. I can explain this away though. She grew up with and has always worked with people like Moses. Not exactly like him, but silent and guarded kids just like him. She knows halfway what to expect so she’s sort of perfect for the job of loving him.
2. Moses running away from her “for good.” I don’t have to go into detail, I know why it happened and I understand why he did it, but again I don’t have to like it.
3. The huge time jump without much build up or reasoning. I felt my mouth fall open when I read …years later.
4. Moses gets to see EVERYONE else, but never gets to see Gi again…

With that out of the way, I can focus on the awesome writing. The story flows really well. I liked that it wasn’t completely character driven, but also by this weird mystery that was kind of in the background. Not only that, but I loved what Moses does for a living. It is interesting and I have never read anything like it.

“Any time you start feeling sorry for yourself or you go into a rant about how bad life sucks, you immediately have to name five greats.”
“Georgia’s eyes. Georgia’s hair. Georgia’s smile. Georgia’s personality. Georgia’s kisses.”

I won’t make this out to be a light fun romance because there is a lot of heartbreak, she warns you in the prologue. I just wasn’t sure what kind of heartache it was going to be and it came at me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t expect that and I love when a story surprises me.

“Everyone always talks about being color blind. And I get that. I do. But maybe instead of being color blind, we should celebrate color, in all its shades. It kind of bugs me that we’re supposed to ignore our differences like we don’t see them, when seeing them doesn’t have to be a negative.”

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