An online marketing consultant, an avid reader of 400 + books a year. Professional reader, reviewer, and blogger. Enjoy ARCs and new releases.
By Darcie Chan
Series: Mill River #3
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 8/4/2015
My Rating: 5 Stars +
**Book Giveaway Contest**
Aug 4-11, 2015
A special thank you to Random/Ballantine and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Would make for a wonderful Hallmark TV series; one of my top books of 2015
Masterful storyteller, Darcie Chan returns with her inspiring, and award-winning Mill River series THE PROMISE OF HOME (Mill River #3) with extraordinary characters, family, memories, age-old secrets, and a community of warm and caring residents and neighbors.
While revisiting familiar characters from previous books; some struggle with social and economic tragedy, a painful past, while another restores an old mansion with a past, and some find a place of solace, where new adventures, promising futures, and new relationships, abound.
Old fans and new, alike will be delighted to get an inside look into Mill River's most loved town priest, Father O’Brien's intriguing historical past during the Great Depression; his childhood, family, (Loved Uncle Frank), sacrifices, secrets, and experiences shaping him into the altruistic man of today (Yum-my favorite part)!
Multi-layered, loaded with suspense and mystery; old secret letters, a bed and breakfast opening, an upcoming marriage, hearts mended, a possible new romance, a husband and father missing, a young woman's emotional struggle, and many more mysteries and surprises await in the quaint charming village of Mill River, Vermont--where family, friends, relationships, and community, unite and thrive. An idea selection for book clubs and groups discussions.
Perfectly executed, well-researched, strongly characterized and emotionally complex, readers will find themselves swept up by Chan's realistic and heart-warming characters and their raw emotions, as much a gripping emotional suspense, mystery, and historical fiction-- as a novel of love, relationships, family and a community of goodwill.
Readers, you are going to love this one, where the residents of Mill River become like family, drawing you back to a place of comfort and charm. Keeping my fingers crossed for a continuation of the series, as too good to end. More to follow!
Book Giveaway Contest
I am delighted to host an upcoming Book Giveaway Contest, on behalf of Random House to celebrate the launch, for a chance to win a complimentary copy (1 of 3 paperback,US only) of the much awaited THE PROMISE OF HOME (Mill River #3). Enter to win Aug 4-11, 2015 . Join me here for more details on August 4, with a complete review to follow. JDCMustReadBooks
Mill River Series
In the meantime while you are anxiously awaiting Aug 4, be sure and read the previous two books in the series, if you have missed them. You will fall in love with the author, the characters, and the quaint town. All 5 Stars
The Mill River Redemption #2
The Mill River Recluse #1