Book Review: Molly Harper by Emelle Gamble

20507534Title: Molly Harper

Author: Emelle Gamble

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Publication Date: January 9th, 2014


About the Book

(from Goodreads)

A heart-shaking women’s fiction novel with romantic elements. Set in contemporary California, Molly Harper is about a movie star, her mother and a new woman on the scene who holds the key to a startling fact about both of them. These characters were introduced in Duets, a novella appearing in the anthology collection, Once and Forever.

Molly Harper. Anne Sullivan. Norma Wintz. These three strong, flawed, passionate women will be forced to confront and reveal a secret that will rock each of their lives in the most intimate way.

In Molly Harper, each must come to terms with the errors they’ve made in hiding behind lies when it came to their family and their loved ones. And they will each be freed from the tyranny of fear they all lived with that their secrets would be discovered.

Neither Anne, Norma or Molly emerge unscathed from these revelations. But each will learn that they can make peace with the past if they acknowledge and embrace the authentic facts of their lives. Particularly Molly, whose love for Cruz Morales has been won and lost, and once again hangs in the balance as she chooses what she wants most from her life.


My Review

I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

Molly Harper is women’s fiction and is full of drama and heartache. I don’t know how many times I found a tear or two rolling down my cheeks.

Everyone in Molly Harper has big secrets. What is interesting about their secrets, though, is that they’re understandable; however, they end up hurting their loved ones unintentionally because of the secrets that they’ve kept for so long.

The women in Molly Harper are strong, yet vulnerable. I liked Molly, Norma, and Anne, although there were times that I wanted to shake some sense into Molly.

Emelle Gamble’s writing is easy to follow and flows well. I had the audiobook and the narrator, Caroline Price, did a good job for the most part but once in a while I couldn’t tell who was talking.

If you like women’s fiction, I definitely recommend  Molly Harper but keep a box of Kleenex handy.


About the Author

(from Goodreads)

7123746Emelle Gamble was a writer at an early age, bursting with the requisite childhood stories of introspection which evolved into bad teen poetry and attempts at ‘real literature’ all copies of which she has since, very sensibly, shredded. She took her first stab at romantic fiction in an adult education writing class when her kids were in bed, taught by fellow writer Carolyn Haines, in Mobile, Alabama. As M.L. Gamble, she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin. She is now contracted with Soul Mate Publishing for Secret Sister, summer of 2013, and Dating Cary Grant, an early 2014 release.

Always intrigued by the words ‘what if’, Emelle’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an extraordinary situation. She most enjoys reading stories that surprise and amaze her, and hopes her readers will enjoy the challenging and exciting journeys her characters take.

Emelle lives in suburban Washington D.C. with her husband, Phil, her hero of thirty years, and two orange cats, Lucy and Bella. Her daughter, Olivia, and son, Allen, are happily launched on their own and contributing great things to society, which has always been their mother’s fondest wish.

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