Mr Chen's Emporium

Mr Chen's Emporium

By  Deborah O'Brien

Perfect for book clubs, Mr Chen's Emporium is an enchanting historical love story, as East meets West in a sleepy NSW gold rush town.

Perfect for book clubs, Mr Chen's Emporium is an enchanting historical love story, as East meets West in a sleepy NSW gold rush town.

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.

Deborah O'Brien's fiction debut is a mesmerising story of forbidden love and following one's heart . . .

'A real charmer and a fine debut.' – Deborah Rodriguez, author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

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Paperback

9781742755557

April 2, 2013

Bantam Australia

RRP $19.99

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Trade Paperback

9781742755540

September 18, 2012

Bantam Australia

RRP $29.99

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EBook

9781742755564

September 3, 2012

RHA eBooks Adult

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