Release Day Launch - The Song of David (The Law of Moses #2) by Amy Harmon ~ Ava's Review and Gift Card Giveaway!
“When you’re with me. I feel like I glimpse a David nobody else knows is there. It’s the Song of David, and nobody else can hear it but me.”
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
I get excited when it’s time for a new Amy Harmon book because I know I’m going to experience an amazing story filled with unique characters as well as a plot that will break my heart but mend it at the same time.
The Song of David was no different and for that I’m truly thankful. Amy can write anything and I’ll read it. I finished the book days ago, yet every teaser or quote I see has my eyes watering. Amy’s talent is creating characters that I care for deeply, so much so, I feel protective of them and if they hurt I hurt. That’s storytelling at its finest for me.
We met David ‘Tag’ Taggert in book one, The Law of Moses, and in order to get the optimum experience you need to read this series in order. I was surprised to find Moses featured so heavily in David’s book, it worked exceptionally well but I think in order to appreciate why, you need to uncover Moses and Tag’s friendship in book one first.
Tag is unsettled in life. Scarred by the loss of his sister, he deems himself unworthy of love. He ‘d be the first to put his neck on the line for the people that mean the most to him yet he still feels he doesn’t deserve this in return. It isn’t until he meets Amelie and her younger brother Henry that cause him see the world and his self through a different set of eyes.
“Everyone is loyal is loyal to him, but it’s only because he was loyal first, because he stuck his neck out for them. Not because they asked, but because they needed help. It kind of became Tag’s purpose. I saw him change, saw him decide to live, to fight, to embrace life. I watched him find himself.”
I adored both Amelie (Millie) and Henry’s characters. Each were exceptional in their own right and formed the heart of the story. I loved Millie’s fearless attitude, and her gentle loving of David was exactly what they both needed.
“The world was a scary place for most people. For Amelie, it was downright lethal. She was completely vulnerable. If the world it too flat, people like me will slide right off. And yet she didn’t hesitate at all.”
““David?” I almost looked around to see who she was talking to and then remembered my own name. It sounded different on her lips.”
Amy has a way of creating not just two notable main characters but the supporting cast play an integral part in her stories as well. In TSoD Henry stood out for me. Tag took Henry under his wing and taught him to stand up for himself and to believe in who he was as a person. As if I needed even more reason to fall for David. I was already hook, line and sinker by chapter two!
“He’s the eyes. I’m the heart. He’s the hands, and I’m the head.”
The Song of David had me in tears, but that came to no surprise, as heart wrenching and Amy Harmon have now become synonymous for me. I cared deeply for each character and I was frantically messaging my friend throughout as I was on the edge of my seat, dreading the outcome. I trusted Amy and her words, they are forever uplifting and healing but my anxiety was high and I thought what if David’s book in the one to break me, what if it doesn’t end the way I want it to.
Of course there was no need to panic. I was left with a full heart and a smile on my face and I hope you are too. This series is one not to be missed.
Buy it. Live it. Love it.
“I’d rather have a piece of a dream than no dream at all.”
Music & Lyrics by Amy Harmon and Paul Travis – Song of David: iTunes
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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.
Amy Harmon has written seven novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Law of Moses, is now available. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com
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“I haven’t cried today,” I realized suddenly, and Moses gave in and sat down beside me, his size and heat making me curl against him and lean my head on his shoulder. He ran a big hand over my hair and left it cradled against my face. I turned my cheek and kissed his palm and felt him shudder. Then he wrapped both of his arms around me so I could bury my face in his chest and he could rest his head on my hair.
“If you keep being sweet I will break my new record,” I whispered. “And I’ll cry again.”
“Crying from sweetness doesn’t count,” he whispered back, and I felt the moisture prick my eyes, just as I’d predicted. “Gi used to say happy tears watered our gratitude. She even had a cross-stitch that said as much. I thought it was stupid.” I could hear the smile in his voice.
“Ah . . . so Gi was a believer in the five greats.” I pressed my lips against his throat, wanting to get as close to him as I could.
“Gi was a believer in all good things,” he rubbed his cheek softly against my hair, nuzzling me.
“Even me,” Moses said, lifting his hand to my chin.
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 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 and Making Faces.
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