Monday, 30 December 2013

The Mill River Recluse

16127800
 
The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan
Published November 22 2012 Sphere
 
"After sixty years, the world will know her secret..."
 
I picked this book at the library due to its large bold "The love story that has touched a million hearts" banner headline on the front, and it is a great love story - just of a different sort to what I expected. Yes, there is romance but the love is deeper, more pure.
 
The story is set in the small community of Mill River. Small town = great characters and a real getting-to-know-you feel as we join them going about their daily lives. Up on the hill is a large marble mansion; home to Mary McAllister the Mill River recluse.
 
This is a story of love and friendship, hope and heartbreak. Everyone who reads it will take something different away from it. Although I guessed parts of the plot correctly, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the novel. Try it and see for yourself!

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