5 Stars! "Molly Harper" is no flighty cotton-candy novel. It's intense, tumultuous, and contemplative. It forces the reader to delve into the depths of their heart and examine the actions of their past. The characters and plot lines are vibrant, full, and believable--and not just the main ones....It's absolutely superb and creates the unique ebbs and flows of the adventurous tide her novel rides upon. It's quite remarkable. It's so good you don't notice it. And that's the point." Sofia St. Angeles InD'tale Magazine March 2015
"MOLLY HARPER ...is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be my last! Ms. Gamble does a wonderful job of drawing these characters and making them just leap off the page." Long and Short Reviews
"I rarely gush over a book these days. I read at least one, sometimes two books a day and so I can be hard to move. But, this one really got to me... you do not want to miss... Molly Harper." Clue Review
From the Author
Q&A with Emelle Gamble about DUETS (from Fresh Fiction)
In DUETS, movie star Molly Harper is on the verge of marrying a man who has swept her off her feet, thought perhaps hasn't swept all her feelings for her first love away. Anne Sullivan, happily married for twenty-five years, is fighting to hold onto the man she loves, and hold off a confrontation that could shatter her family's image of what they are. DUETS confronts a past secret that ties these two women's lives together, just as chance events turn Molly and Anne's worlds upside down.
Q: Why this story of these two women and these two men?
A: As a reader, I've always loved parallel narratives, where two people's or two family's lives are careening toward one another and then merge. As a writer, I'm always intrigued at examining the ebb and flow of relationships and of the suspense that comes from the unforeseen, uncontrollable events that change all the character's best laid plans. In other words, Molly Harper and Cruz Morales, and Harry and Anne Sullivan were the yin and yang of love in my head, so I decided to put them in a story together and show these two sides of love.
Q: You give Molly a very tough choice between first love Cruz Morales and new love Ben Delmonico. Do you like triangles?
A: Adore them. I think we've all lived through being one side of one, and I think being torn between two loves, two lifestyles, two men that fulfill different needs is the most challenging storyline there is for a woman.
Q: But doesn't someone always go home a loser in a triangle story?
A: Someone always goes home. But for how long? I've often wondered "but what happens next..." when a favorite story or novella ends. I love multi-part books, and continuing characters. In DUETS, I wrote about the most dramatic 'turning point' moment in the lives of two couples. In Molly Harper, we find out what happens three years after those decisions were made, and how Molly, Cruz and the Sullivan family are holding up.