5 November 2012

Book News: The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

Darcie Chan's new novel The Mill River Recluse is one some of you may have heard of, or already read because it's been out as an eBook for quite a while now. In fact, it's a huge bestseller, and has done amazingly well in America, especially considering it was self-published by the author! In the UK, publishers Sphere have picked it up for its paperback release, and it's due out on 22nd November, complete with a gorgeous snowy cover! I think it sounds like a really interesting read and I can't wait to read it myself.

"Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, the widow Mary McAllister has spent almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, an elderly priest, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, and few of them have ever seen Mary. But three newcomers - a police officer and his daughter and a new schoolteacher - are curious about the reclusive old woman. Only the town priest truly knows the Mill River recluse, and the secret she keeps . . . a secret that, once revealed, will change the town, and the lives of its residents, forever.

In the old-fashioned tradition of Kim Edwards (The Memory Keeper's Daughter, The Lake of Dreams), The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the mysterious ways that love can come from the most unexpected places."

You can buy The Mill River Recluse as a paperback or an eBook now.

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