Review: The Law of Moses by Amy HarmonThe Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
Published by Self Published on November 27, 2014
Pages: 298
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
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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.

Amazingly brilliant.

What an amazing story. I loved every word of this story. Even the ones that broke my heart. I was hooked from the very first page. Truly. There was just something that drew me in and I knew that when I finished this story I was going to come away from it amazed, happy, and complete.

The writing. As I said above. Brilliant. Ms Harmon did a great job with the writing. There was never a time I found myself skimming or wishing I’d hurry up and get to the end. In fact, with every page I turned I felt a sort of sadness that I would eventually reach the end and the story would be over. I didn’t want it to end. Yet I needed to know how it would end. Have you ever read a book like that? I’m weird I guess. lol

I fell in love with the characters. I felt compassion toward Moses. All that he had to endure his entire life. No one should have to experience that. Georgia was extremely persistent in her feelings for Moses. These two were completely different. You wouldn’t think they would make a great couple. All I can say is that “anything” is possible. I loved them both.

Throughout the book suspense is there. I tried to figure out what was happening to the girls, but in the end I was wrong. Darn it! Actually, I love it! I love books that keep you guessing until the end.

The sex is pretty much non-existent, and what there is is mild. The storyline itself is so strong the focus isn’t on the sex.

I almost didn’t read this book. When it first came out I heard more than once that it was paranormal. For those who don’t like paranormal, please don’t let that deter you from reading this book. I don’t think it’s paranormal. Moses has a gift. Although he doesn’t think of it that way. He’s not a shifter or demon or anything remotely like that.

Overall, I loved, loved, loved this book. I will definitely be buying it for my shelves. I hope you’ll read it.

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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy 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. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Review: A Different Blue by Amy HarmonA Different Bue by Amy Harmon
Published by Self Published on March 29, 2013
Pages: 454
Format: eBook
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Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.

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My thoughts…

This story is beautifully written, highly emotional, and completely captivating. I loved it so much. The plot is unique and the story captured my attention from the very first page. I love reading stories that draw me in and don’t let go like this one did. It’s truly mesmerizing.

The characters are rich with emotions and I thought both Blue & Wilson were interesting characters. I really enjoyed getting to know them. Blue especially. She’s a strong young woman and her journey was a rough one at times. Wilson was so charming. I was rooting for him from the beginning. Even though he had a girlfriend at the start of this book I knew he belonged with Blue.

This story covers a lot of ground or time should I say. It’s a bit lengthy, but I didn’t find myself getting bored with it. In fact, I kept turning page after page to see what would happen next. I truly enjoyed the flow of this story.

The romance scenes are basically non-existent. I was okay with that because the storyline itself is very powerful and sex scenes weren’t really necessary. There are a few romance moments which are sweet though. 🙂

A Different Blue is definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year. I’ve read one other novel by Amy Harmon and I loved it too. I can honestly Ms Harmon nailed it with this one.

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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy 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. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Review: Making Faces by Amy HarmonMaking Faces by Amy Harmon
Published by Self Published on October 12, 2013
Pages: 405
Format: eBook
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Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.(

My thoughts…

What a great book. An author I love and a fellow book blogger/reviewer were talking about this book on twitter. They highly recommended it and I decided I would give it a try. The author is new to me so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The plot was quite intriguing and I couldn’t wait to get started.

Making Faces focuses on three main characters. I guess I could say there is a hero and heroine, but there was also a cousin/friend that I feel was just as important to the story. I really connected with these characters. I loved each of them for different reasons. Not only did I like the main characters, I also liked most of the secondary characters as well with the exception of one.

The story and situations these characters faced were at times heart wrenching. I must admit that I cried several times while reading this one. The story was also well written and it not only captured my attention in the beginning, but it also held it until the very end. There wasn’t a time where I found myself skimming.

The sexual content is non-existent. As in there is none and that’s okay because this isn’t your normal romance novel. The story is much deeper than that.

I found a few situations the characters were in to be predictable, but that didn’t take away from the overall story.

Making Faces ranks up there as being one of my favorite reads of 2013. If I could describe this story in a couple words they would be “Amazingly Beautiful.”

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About Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy 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. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.