Hola! WELCOME TO WISHLIST WEDNESDAY. This is a weekly meme featured on Pen to Paper.
Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
This week we have:
The Law of Moses has been blowing up my feed for months . . . and it was only just released! Seeing as it’s written by Amy Harmon, I can see why all the fangirling is happening. If the reactions are anything to go by, it seems like this one is going to be a tearjerker. Have your tissues at the ready! *begins hoarding Kleenex boxes*
Publication: November 27th 2014 by Amy Harmon
Genres & Keywords: new adult, romance, contemporary
Books From Author: The Law of Moses, Making Faces, A Different Blue, Infinity + One, Running Barefoot & Purgatory series
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.
Have you read this one or any of Amy Harmon’s other books? What else is on your wishlist? Let me know what you think!