"New York Times "bestselling author Darcie Chan returns to the enchanting town of Mill River in a heartwarming novel of family, self-discovery, and forgiveness. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy. Josie DiSanti is starting over. Recently widowed, she has fled her New York City home with her two young daughters spirited Rose and shy Emily in tow. She takes refuge in Mill River, Vermont, to live with her only remaining relative, Ivy Collard, the local bookstore owner and a woman Josie barely knows. There, the young mother and her girls build a new life for themselves until a shocking tragedy tears the sisters apart. Years later, Josie's still-estranged daughters return to the quiet town for the reading of their mother's will, which stipulates that they must work together to locate a hidden key to a safe-deposit box containing their inheritance. Even from the great beyond, it seems Josie will do anything to bring about her daughters reconciliation. Having no choice but to go along with their mother's final wishes, Rose and Emily move back to Mill River for the summer to begin the search discovering that, in the close-knit community known for magic and miracles, an even greater treasure awaits them. Praise for "The Mill River Redemption" "" Delving into the complicated roles of siblings, parents, and neighbors, Darcie] Chan gives each Mill River character a powerful role in refining and influencing these dynamics. "New York Journal of Books" Darcie Chan paints a vivid and loving portrait of the kind of small town we all wished we lived in. This layered tale of two estranged sisters brought together by a mother's love will make you laugh, cry, cheer, hug your loved ones a little tighter. An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who make you feel more fully alive. Elizabeth Letts, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Eighty-Dollar Champion " Readers looking for a feel-good book about small towns and family bonds won t be disappointed by Chan's latest. "Kirkus Reviews" "" An engrossing page-turner, reeling readers in further with each layer that's revealed . . . a satisfying read with sympathetic and relatable characters that will be good for book group discussions and vacation reading. "Library Journal" Charming . . . compelling . . . Slow reveals and dramatic twists proliferate. "Booklist" Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.
About the Author
Darcie Chan is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the eBook sensation "The Mill River Recluse" and the novel "The Mill River Redemption." She has been featured in "The" "New York Times, USA Today, "and "The Wall Street Journal." For fourteen years, Chan worked as an attorney drafting environmental and natural resource legislation for the U.S. Senate. She now writes fiction full-time and lives north of New York City with her husband and son.
Praise for The Mill River Recluse
“[Darcie] Chan’s sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together.”—Kirkus Reviews “A heartwarming story.”—Examiner.com “A real page-turner.”—IndieReader