2 New Mill River Recluse Books Coming Out

by Greg on April 18, 2012

Here’s some great news for fans of The Mill River Recluse (still only 99 cents). Darcie Chan‘s next two novels, both of which will be set in Mill River, Vermont, will be published by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House. Both new books will be available in ebook format as well as in print.

“ENT gave my debut novel, THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE, its first introduction to readers. That initial feature began a life-changing journey for me as a writer. For the support of ENT, and of the many thousands of readers who receive recommendations through ENT and who gave my first novel a chance, I’ll always be most grateful.” Bestselling Author, Darcie Chan

If you haven’t picked up a copy of this great book yet, make sure to check it out – it’s a bestseller that has spent many weeks on Amazon’s Top 100 List and it’s only 99 cents!

The Mill River Recluse
by Darcie Chan
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Category: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99


Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends 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, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, 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, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River–a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher–are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps–one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.

The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.

Get The Mill River Recluse here: The Mill River Recluse

About The Author

Darcie Chan was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the small towns of Brandon, Wisconsin, La Junta and Cheraw, Colorado, and Paoli, Indiana. She has two younger sisters, with whom she is very close.

Thanks to loving and supportive parents who are both educators, she learned to read and write at an early age. As a child, she fell in love with books and became quite obsessed with Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series of books, among many others. Her passion for reading and writing continued through college at Indiana University, Bloomington, and law school at the University of Baltimore.

Currently, Darcie is an attorney and lives in northern Westchester County, New York, with her husband and their son. In her spare time, Darcie enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, gardening, playing the piano, and cooking.

The Mill River Recluse is her first novel.

Be Sociable, Share!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ingrid April 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

I absolutely loved this Book and am so excited that 2 more coming out, wonder when we can buy them, would love to have them on my Kindle. 🙂

2 Christopher Smith April 18, 2012 at 8:33 am

Way to go, Darcie! I’m so proud of you!

3 joanie April 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

i should try this book again, i couldn’t get interested in it i thought it was very slow going, have to un archive it…maybe 🙂

Previous post:

Next post: