The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan
At AMAZON this (downloaded) book sells for only 99 cents. It is well worth 99 cents.
This story is set in rural Vermont. A main character in the novel is Mary Hayes. The story is set in two different times frames: (1) takes place in the early 1940’s (2) takes place now. Mary is a very shy person. In fact, it is more than just being shy-she has a mental condition.
Mary marries into a very rich family -the McAllister family. She meets her husband when she is only 19 years old-he just graduated from Harvard. Throughout this story, Father O’Brien is very helpful to her. As an adult, Mary spends most of her time (alone) in a large mansion on a hill over-looking the Town of Mill River, Vermont.
At times, the story drags on too long. It is well written and enjoyable to read.
MY RATING: 7 plus This is the first novel by Darcie Chan.