Molly Lee by Andrew Joyce
It’s 1861 and Molly Lee has just turned eighteen-years-old. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets two Confederate deserters. When one them, Huck Finn, saves her from some Union soldiers, she instantly falls in love and vows to leave with him. But when Huck leaves without her early the next morning, Molly begins a thirty-four-year journey filled with danger, adventure, new beginnings, and hardship. I have to admit I almost put this book down after the first couple chapters. It is blunt, crass and somewhat uncomfortable to read. Yet, I kept reading. I can’t quite articulate what exactly it is, but there is something compelling about the story. It is fast-paced and dramatic. It is character-driven and has a Western dime store novel quality. By the end, I can say this is a good read.
*Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this novel with a request for an honest review.*