For 3 days this book was my "go to happy place". I couldnt wait to get into bed and devour page after page.
The story revolves around the main character, Poppy, who is engaged to a wealthy scholar. Poppy has her phone stolen and luckily finds another. She then ends up sharing a phone with the phone's owner, a businessman that is also engaged (actually its his secretary's phone, who resigned and dumped the phone). Through the course of the book there are many calamities (as one would expect) and the two get to know each other better through text messages and emails mostly... we all know exactly where this is going...
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I found this novel to be very similar to the Mauve Binchey style. Think little old ladies. Anyway its refreshing to have a new author on the block.
The Mill River Recluse follows the life of Mary who marries into a very wealthy family. She is afflicted by severe shyness and struggles to form relationships with people and to even leave the house. The story flits between her death (at the beginning, so this isnt a spoiler) and her life from her courtship with her husband in her late teens. It centers around her one and only relationship with the town priest (who has his own weakness for stealing teaspoons) and the lives of the current Mill River residents.