Mr Chen's Emporium

by Deborah O'Brien
$29.99

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

ISBN: 9781742755540

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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"'A real charmer and a fine debut.' - Deborah Rodriguez, author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Mr Chen's Emporium is an enchanting tale of forbidden love and following one's heart... In 1872, seventeen-year-old Amy Duncan arrives in the Gold Rush town of Millbrooke, having spent the coach journey daydreaming about glittering pavilions and gilded steeples. What she finds is a dusty main street lined with ramshackle buildings. That is until she walks through the doors of Mr Chen's Emporium, a veritable Aladdin's cave, and her life changes forever. Though banned from the store by her dour clergyman father, Amy is entranced by its handsome owner, Charles Chen ... In present-day Millbrooke, recently widowed artist Angie Wallace has rented the Old Manse where Amy once lived. When her landlord produces an antique trunk containing Amy's intriguingly diverse keepsakes - both Oriental and European - Angie resolves to learn more about this mysterious girl from the past. And it's not long before the lives of two very different women, born a century apart, become connected in the most poignant and timeless ways."