Published by Independently Published on November 18, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Inspirational
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.
“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.”
“Those are my five greats for Georgia today. Those were my five greats yesterday and they will be tomorrow and the next day, until your kisses get old. Then I’ll have to think of something else.”
So this brings me to my most recent read (or listen). I have the Kindle AND the paperback of The Law of Moses, I just have not had much time to read lately, or I just can’t make myself sit still and read. So I finally relented and purchased the audio version of The Law of Moses. (Have I mentioned I’ve not had much luck with audio books either?)
Well, let’s put it this way, The Law of Moses was no doubt a 5-star book for me. I could not stop listening to it. The story line was so intriguing, and I will admit at first I thought it was a paranormal book. 🙂 But what made this story line even better for me, and literally made the book come alive, was the dynamic duo who narrated the book, Tavia Gilbert and JD Jackson. I really feel sorry for those who read the book and did not get to experience the sad and happy moments as narrated by these two! Amazing is all I can say.
When I recommend this book from here on out, it’s always going to be to go with the audio version!
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