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Friday, January 29, 2016

Molly's Misadventures by D.E. Haggerty (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Molly's Misadventures by author D.E. Haggerty!

Book Review

Molly's Misadventures by D.E. Haggerty
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: January 8, 2016
Format: Paperback - 225 pages
               Kindle - 904 KB
               Nook - 301 KB
ISBN: 978-1523236169
BNID: 2940152480153
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy / Women's Fiction

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

I’m having the suckiest day ever. First, my father, aka Mr. Grumpy Pants, calls to say his nurse just walked out on him. Likely story. I rush home to pack only to walk in on my husband getting it on with his younger, skanky secretary. Unfortunately, my quick weekend trip home to fix Dad’s problems turns into a stay of a few weeks. Luckily, I’ve got Danny, the neighbor boy I had a crush on when I was a dorky, braces-wearing, nose-buried-in-a-book teenager, and a brand-spanking new blog to keep my mind off things. Before I know it, I’m writing product reviews of vibrators and getting questioned by a store rent-a-cop at the world’s worst date ever. All while trying to figure out how to take things with Danny to the next level. Not to complicate things or anything but my boss decides to give me an ultimatum – come back in four weeks or don’t come back at all. How in the world did my life get so complicated?

My Book Review:

If you are looking for a thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy that will keep you stitches, then look no further, Molly's Misadventures is the book for you!

Author D.E. Haggerty weaves a delightfully humorous tale written in the first person narrative that follows the trials and tribulations in thirty-something Molly's life. Molly's life was going well: a great job and family in NYC, who could ask for more ... that is until her life got turned upside down when she received an urgent call from her father in Wisconsin, oh and she just happened to catch her husband cheating with his secretary on their living room couch! Can it get any worse for Molly? Molly takes a leave from her job and travels to Wisconsin to take care of her dad because the home health nurses keep quitting due to his obnoxious behavior. While seeking a replacement nurse to take care of her dad, Molly starts a blog called "Molly's Misadventures," detailing her woeful dating experiences with all the Mr. Wrongs; while also renewing her crush on Danny, the boy next door who happens to be very single! Molly's misadventures eventually leads her on a personal journey of re-evaluating her life and rediscovering herself.

Molly's Misadventures was such a fun book to read! I loved Molly's snarky humor and sassy demeanor, she's my kind of girl! The reader can't help but get drawn into the quirky trials and tribulations that occur in Molly's life, it has a sense of reality that anyone can relate to, especially when life gets a tad bit crazy. I found myself snickering as I followed Molly's blog, there is a lot of humor and wit to what she writes about that simply made me smile. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Molly's obnoxious dad provides a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, and reconnecting with best friend Dianne and Danny was just what Molly needed to help her rediscover herself.

Molly's Misadventures is a fast-paced romantic comedy about dealing with life's complications and rediscovering oneself along the way.


About The Author

I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Woman. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage every once in a while to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. Another job change, this time from lawyer to B&B owner and I was again fed up and ready to scream I quit, which is incredibly difficult when you own the business. Thus, I shut the B&B during the week and in the off-season and started writing. Several books later I find myself in Istanbul writing full-time.

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Contest Giveaway

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Virtual Book Tour Event

Tour Schedule:

January 18 – Back Porchervations – Review
January 19 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
January 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review 
January 21 – Christa Reads and Writes – Guest Post
January 22 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – Guest Post
January 23 – Escapes With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
January 24 – Babs Book Bistro – Spotlight
January 25 – A Chick Who Reads – Review 
January 26 – Musings and Ramblings – Guest Post 
January 27 – I Read What You Write – Review 
January 28 – Thoughts in Progress – Spotlight 
January 29 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review
January 30 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
January 31 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review


  1. Thanks for reading & reviewing Molly's book. I'm glad you liked it!

    1. Hi D.E.! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. I really enjoyed reading this fun book! :)

  2. Molly's Misadventures sounds like a fun read. It's been added to my TBR list.

    1. Hi Peggy! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it. This is a really fun book, hope you get to read it. :)

    2. Thanks for stopping by Peggy. Good luck with the giveaway

  3. I have read many reviews on this one and they all say the same - it's a fun read and an enjoyable adventure. It's on my wish list.

    1. Hi Joan! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you get a chance to read this delightful story. :)

  4. I liked the review. Sounds like a good read.

    1. Hi Rita! Thank you for visiting my blog and posting your kind comment, I appreciate it. :)

  5. From your review, this sounds like my type of book too. I love snarky characters; they make me giggle no matter where I'm reading. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. I love snarky people! Molly's character was actually based on a friend on mine who was going through a divorce and started dating again. The book is nothing like her actual life but I can totally imagine my friend saying a lot of the things Molly says.

    2. Hi Diane! Thank you for stopping by and visiting with D.E. :)

  6. What is your favorite genre?

    1. Wow. That's a difficult one. It really depends on my mood. If I just want to chill out and not think, I may grab a romance. I'm really into paranormal romance at the moment. I like mysteries and suspense as well - although I can't read military suspense much as I was in the military and it drives me crazy when writers have no idea about the military. I love funny books, doesn't matter if it's a mystery, a romance or something on the fantasy side. And I always have a non-fiction history book I'm reading on the side. I'm a geek like that.

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