• judyboo added a soundbite 2 years ago
    Such a good book! Already finished?! Thanks for the loan Lisa
  • barbsuem added a soundbite 2 years ago
    I really liked this book, especially since some of the editing errors have been fixed.
  • uncrushable added a soundbite 2 years ago
    Terrible, terrible book.
  • Limelite added a soundbite 3 years ago
    Stock shlock. Cardboard characters. Wanna be bad 50s movie. Read Two Rivers if you want a VT story.
  • susan.doty added a soundbite 3 years ago
    A good book. I really like it
  • Andrea Pickett added a soundbite 4 years ago
    Not what I thought it'd be like. It was a great story I became thoroughly emotionally invested in.
  • NBM13 added a soundbite 4 years ago
    Not a bad read from a first time author. Enjoyed the small town setting.

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.

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