Mill River

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 236 ratings

The Mill River Recluse Publisher's Summary

The sensational New York Times best seller The Mill River Recluse reminds us that friendship, family, and love can come from the most unexpected places. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy.

From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy little Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never need to lock their doors. There are newcomers for whom this appeals, from police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, to Claudia Simon, the schoolteacher who is determined to reinvent herself.

But on closer inspection, there are those in Mill River - including a stealthy arsonist, a covetous nurse, and a pilfering priest - who have things they wish to hide. None more than the widow Mary McAllister, who for the past 60 years has secluded herself in her marble mansion overlooking the town. Most of the residents have never even seen the peculiar woman. Only the priest, Father O’Brien, knows the deep secrets that keep Mary isolated - and that, once revealed, will forever change the community.

©2014 Darcie Chan (P)2014 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Mill River Recluse

    • A Novel
    • By: Darcie Chan
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy little Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never need to lock their doors. There are newcomers for whom this appeals, from police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, to Claudia Simon, the schoolteacher who is determined to reinvent herself. But on closer inspection, there are those in Mill River - including a stealthy arsonist, a covetous nurse, and a pilfering priest - who have things they wish to hide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely story with great narration

    • By E on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Mill River Recluse

    • By: Darcie Chan
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, the widow Mary McAllister has spent almost 60 years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Most longtime residents of consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, and few have ever seen Mary. But three newcomers - a police officer, 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.

    Regular price: $17.55

  • Book 2

    • The Mill River Redemption

    • A Novel
    • By: Darcie Chan
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful book from Darcie Chan

    • By E on 09-02-14

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 3

    • The Promise of Home

    • A Mill River Novel, Book 3
    • By: Darcie Chan
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Mill River, Vermont is a hub of activity. Karen Cooper and her son bid a temporary farewell to husband and father Nick, off to Saudi Arabia to work as a contractor. But when he goes missing Karen turns to the beloved nonagenarian priest Father O'Brien for counsel. Kyle Hansen and Claudia Simon blissfully prepare for their wedding - until a part of Kyle's past arrives in town and shakes up their solid romance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cute, light, refreshing!

    • By Diane Matthew on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $31.50