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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  36 reviews
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I took John's six-shooter out of its holster and shot the son-of-a-bitch in his right knee,blowing the kneecap all to hell and back. That wiped that snake smile from his face.

He fell out of the chair, shrieking in agony. It was music to my ears. As he lay on the floor holding his bloody knee and making all sorts of noise, I collected the cash from the desk a
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Published March 26th 2015 by William Birch & Assoc.
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Nick Rossi
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think it would be necessarily fair to describe Andrew Joyce's Molly Lee as historical fiction. Sure enough there are elements of a Wild West historical era that plays out in the backgrounds of the lives that are unfolding as the pages turn, but Molly Lee is more than the aforementioned genre. It's a fusion of styles and formulas that have resulted in a new kind of hybrid of storytelling: the mash-up spaghetti western.

Joyce's expertly crafted Molly Lee is almost like a character study in
Thomas Holbrook
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Molly Lee was a brief character in Mr. Joyce’s First Novel, Redemption. When we met her, it was only for a brief moment when Huck Finn brought an injured Tom Sawyer to the Lee Family farm in Virginia during the early days of the Civil War. Huck promised to take Molly with him when he and Tom left only to vanish before she arose the next morning. Molly, being a head-strong, determined young lady of 18-years, spends the next 35 years searching for the man who stole her heart.
This book is styled
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
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 nai
Karen Laird
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Molly Lee
I grew up reading Mark Twain’s books. I know Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, Becky, and many more of Samuel Clemen’s characters that he introduced us to through the years. I watched them float down the Mississippi, rescue Becky, white-wash fences, and all the various activities that got them in and out of trouble through the pages of his books. They were books to grow up with.
It was a delight to have an opportunity to wander through the pages of a story that allowed us to imagine what happened l
John Valesano
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun and enjoyable novel authored by Andrew Joyce set in the old west, and briefly using Mark Twain's characters Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. This time around the story revolves around a strong and adventurous female character named Molly Lee. Huck Finn saves her life and reputation at the outset of the book. Molly being a young and impressionable woman, falls in love with Huck only to find he vanishes from her life after promising to take her along with him on his travels. The rest of the b ...more
Pamela Beckford
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can only give this five stars? I was captivated by Molly from page 1. I felt as if I was right next to her throughout the years covered in this book. Too many times an author will make me feel like that with a character and then the book ends abruptly. Not so this time. The adventures, the trials, the accomplishments of Molly Lee will live with me a long time.

I thoroughly enjoyed Redemption, but Andrew Joyce took me on the ride of a lifetime with Molly Lee. His character development was super
Susan Jones
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only reason it took me so long to finish the book was that I was reading 2 other books from the library that were due. But when I got halfway through I could not put the book down and had to read through the night into the early morning hours, even with an appointment looming only hours away. So well worth it! My only complaint was that the ending was too soon- until I read that another sequel is in the works. I am eagerly waiting and anticipating the next saga of Huck and and Molly!
Dann Dioses
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molly Lee is a wonderful sequel to Joyce's Resurrection. Molly is left by Huck Finn in Resurrection and it is not until this book that we hear what happens to her after being left behind. It is a fast paced page turning tale that captivates the reader from beginning to end. I can not wait for the next installment. ...more
Donna Agnelly
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Andrew Joyce's follow up book. Molly is a great character and I really enjoyed following her on her journey from the Virginia farm and on to the other stops in her life. So nicely written. Looking forward to the next book - that should be very interesting. ...more
Alicia White
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andrew Joyce has outdone himself this time. He takes character development and twists to new heights at the same time maintaining the integrity of each character. The interaction and development of Molly in this book, I find to be exceptional.
Barb Taub
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was intrigued when author Andrew Joyce took on the Wild West meme and combined it with those quintessential America-defining characters, Mark Twain’s iconic Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. What happens, he asks us to imagine, when Tom and Huck grow up? They’ll go through the Civil War—Confederates, of course—and that crucible will undoubtedly change the men they become. Their tale is told in Joyce’s first book, best-seller Redemption. In that novel, there is a short encounter with a beautiful 18-yea ...more
C.J. Anaya
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This adventure is so unlike anything I have ever had the pleasure of reading, and now I've discovered this craving for Wild West type books thanks to Andrew Joyce's fabulously entertaining novel. The book closely catalogs the dangerous and exciting adventures of Molly Lee, an innocent young girl in the beginning, but one with fire, passion, and eventually a wisdom beyond her years toward the end.

There are so many things to make note of in this novel. One is the marvelous development we are priv
Colleen Chesebro
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, which follows.

The first time 18-year-old Molly Lee meets “Lieutenant” Huck Finn and “Captain” Tom Sawyer it is 1861. The Civil War has just begun to rear its ugly head. Her mother nurses Tom Sawyer back to life when a fever sets in.
When a Yankee soldier attempts to commandeer Molly’s virtue and cause harm to her family, 24-year-old Huck Finn comes to their rescue. Molly falls head over heels in love with the dashin
Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Note: I was provided with a copy of this book from the author for review.

Initially I found it hard to believe and get into, especially since it practically opens with Molly abandoning her family and running after Huck. But as the novel progressed and you see Molly change and grow, you take the story for what it is, instead of trying to mould it to your expectations.

The narration mimics the voice of the south which brings Molly’s background to light, and you see her voice gradually refine itself
Don Sloan
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Molly Lee is just the kind of strong, resourceful female protagonist you've been looking for. In this good old-fashioned western, she shines through as both the most feminine and yet the baddest of the bad. It's a combination that, in the hands of a lesser author, would come across as too complex to handle. But that's not the case here.

Molly goes from wide-eyed, lovestruck teenager to middle aged rancher in this saga that follows her through one harrowing situation after another. But getting the
Lizzy Baldwin
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So there’s a little synopsis of the first book to give you an idea where we’re starting off from. The book of Molly Lee spans her astonishing life as she ventures through the western frontier during the late nineteenth century. We follow her as she searches for Huck Finn whilst also discovering a little more about herself and getting into a number of perilous adventures. Throughout the book the author thoroughly describes the considerable character change of Molly; from sweet and naïve, a just e ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Well-written and grippingly entertaining, Molly Lee held my interest from beginning to end.

Set in the mid-1800s, we meet Molly Lee as an eighteen-year-old living on a Virginia farm with her parents, sister, and brothers. When Huck, a young Confederate deserter, happens by their farm with his wounded comrade, Tom, her family gives them shelter and sustenance. Molly Lee quickly falls in love with Huck and makes him promise to take her with him to Missouri when he leaves. But she awakens the follow
N.N. Light
Molly Lee is a young woman when the charismatic Huck Finn (yes, that Huck Finn) saves her life and steals her heart. She falls instantly in love and is heart-broken when Huck disappears and doesn’t take her with him. She does what any love-sick woman does: heads out into the great big world to find her man.

Along the way, she is attacked, befriends a madam and works in a bordello, sold to a Indian war chief, kills a dirtbag, ends up in jail and so much more. Does that keep Molly down? No way! She
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure first and absolutely loved the character of Molly Lee. It was then a no-brainer to read and review her story, Molly Lee, when the opportunity arose. I loved this book! Molly Lee is a tough cookie with a spirit and sense of self that I found refreshing, humorous, and enchanting. The narration of the story is more “tell” than “show”, similar to the writing style of Resolution. The fast pace paired with the almost lackadaisical, laid-back, old-timey ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book picks up where Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, masquerading as a Confederate lieutenant and captain, respectively, left behind Molly Lee after saving her family from Union soldiers intent on plundering.

Not for one minute did I have pause to regroup as I was reading. Just like Redemption, Molly Lee is fast-paced. I was so intrigued that there were a few times that Molly ended up in the same places Huck had been and learned of his exploits and I was wondering if she’d ever find him like she s
Originally published at Novel Escapism

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
S.K. Gregory
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molly Lee starts life out as a simple farm girl until she falls for a man named Huck. When he leaves without taking her with him, Molly decides to set out after him. What starts out as a young girls crush, becomes an adventure and not always a pleasant one. Along the way though, Molly learns how to survive and make something of herself.
Molly is a strong, tough character who takes what life throws at her on the chin and keeps going. She is smart and soon becomes business savvy. The story was wel
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kudos to Mr. Joyce for Molly Lee! Loved her, loved the entire story. At a key time in her young life, 18 year-old Molly Lee falls head over heels in love with a young Huck Finn who saves her life. When he leaves her behind to pursue his own path, a spirited and determined Molly Lee takes off after him. On that journey, she meets the good, the bad, and the ugly . . . and she takes care of the latter two with fierce justice. What a great ride! Take a road trip with Molly, you won't regret it! ...more
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's official, he's got me hooked on this series. I figured a woman's story with minimal involvement by Twain's celebrated characters might be less interesting, but I misjudged Andrew Joyce's skill in making Molly speak with her own voice and that voice being of strong personality . Looking forward to the next installment. ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Molly Lee! The sequel to Redemption was well worth the long wait!! I traveled alongside Molly from the very first page to the very last one . . . . feeling her pain, her sadness, her joy. Well done, Mr. Joyce!
Kathryn Synoracki
I was given this book by the author for an honest review! I am not into reading westerns or historical books! But this book pulled me in from the beginning! It was a great adventure and I loved it!
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received copy for a honest review.I really enjoyed reading Molly Lee. From page 1 you become addicted to Molly as she goes in search of Huck Finn after he broke his promise to her. You will literally follow Molly through all her heart ache and pain as she searches for Huck.
Mandy Sawyer
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is well written and flows nicely. I personally found it very different from all the other genre that I usually read. It's realistic of what would of happened in the 1800's so don't be looking for your fluffy HEA!
Joanne Nock
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this to review by the author and I must apologise for the length of time it took me to do it due to office moves, family illness etc.
However moving on to the book itself and I very much enjoyed it. I had previously read the Huck Fin/ Tom Sawyer stuff but that wasn't in any way required to enjoy this as a stand alone book.
Molly is a very likeable character, she has warmth, integrity and backbone and she is very much a lady whose acquaintance I would like to make if I live
Kasey Cocoa
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
The overall plot thread for Molly Lee stays straight and never wavers or gets muddled as the book goes along. The writing is dry, unpolished, and more of a telling than showing but still provides some entertainment. After about half-way through the book I was ready for it to wrap up in whatever manner the author was headed. It's a bit long with more bad things going on than good, eventually making the reader wonder if it would ever be over. Overall it's not a terrible book but it's in need of ed ...more
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Andrew Joyce left home at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn't return from his journey until years later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written seven books. His first novel, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, was awarded the Editors' Choice Award for Best Western of 2013. A subsequent novel, Yellow Hair, received the ...more

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