It’s 1861 and the Civil War has just started. Molly is an eighteen-year-old girl living on her family’s farm in Virginia when two deserters from the Southern Cause enter her life. One of them—a twenty-four-year-old Huck Finn—ends up saving her virtue, if not her life.
Molly is so enamored with Huck, she wants to run away with him. But Huck has other plans and is gone the next morning before she awakens. Thus starts a sequence of events that leads Molly into adventure after adventure; most of them not so nice.
We follow the travails of Molly Lee, starting when she is eighteen and ending when she is fifty-six. Even then Life has one more surprise in store for her.
Molly Lee is the story of a woman who knows what she wants and starts out to get it. Molly is about to set off on the quest of a lifetime . . . of two lifetimes.
★★★★★: Awesome!!! I really loved this book! (Highly recommended)
Huck Finn is one of the classic kiddie tales that I have loved when I was younger. He and Tom Sawyer are a naughty bunch, and I swear, there was a time I thought they had a bromance. (LOL) When I read their names in this Andrew Joyce penned book, Molly Lee, I was pleasantly surprised. Reading Molly Lee took me back to the 1860s, a fascinating time when life was turbulent, girls are either treated as slaves or wh0res, and men dig gold mines to earn a living.
Molly Lee was a spirited, gutsy yet naive girl of eighteen, who fell in love with the Lieutenant, the man who protected her family from them Yankees. The Lieutenant, was none other than Huck Finn, while the Captain was Tom Sawyer. Huck was a fine gentleman who didn’t take advantage of Molly Lee’s family after saving them. To Molly, he was an honorable man, the man she was destined to spend her lifetime with.
But things didn’t turn out the way she envisioned it. The next day, Huck Finn and Tom rode out and was far gone when Molly woke up. That was the day everything changed for her. The day when she was abused, abandoned, anguished and soon stood up and faced what lay ahead.
Molly Lee went from one place to another, hoped to catch Huck in one way or another, faced death multiple times, got robbed and sold to the Indians, got rich and burned and damned, got married and widowed and kept on going until 35 years later, she found the one she was looking for. . From an 18-year old country girl emerged a feisty, strong woman who ruled her world.
This had been a really exciting and thrilling adventure – the ride of a lifetime indeed! Andrew Joyce captured the beauty of 1860s and beyond. Andrew Joyce’s book is full of passion and action. His characters are a pleasure to read. I even thought about them during the times I couldn’t read the book. The ordeals and tribulations that Molly Lee experienced were nothing compared to that of the men and women she encountered. And Andrew Joyce was able to captivate that in this swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime.
Andrew Joyce is the author of the best-selling novel REDEMPTION: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. He lives on a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his dog, Danny
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