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Phaedra Patrick - book author

Phaedra Patrick's debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, is set to be translated into over twenty languages worldwide and film rights have been optioned in the US.

She originally studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organiser and communications manager.

An award-winning short story writer, she now writes full time. She lives in Saddleworth, UK, with her husband and son.

To find out more, please visit:
www.phaedra-patrick.com
www.facebook.com/phaedrapatrick
Twitter @phaedrapatrick

Phaedra Patrick is the author of books: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, The Library of Lost and Found, Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone, The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper: Free Sample, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge, The Secrets of Sunshine, Wie Arthur Pepper sich vor seiner Nachbarin versteckte und am Ende doch sein Herz fand: Roman, Burning Bright / The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper / The Vanishing Year / I'm Still Here (Reader's Digest Select Editions, volume 4, 2017a, Wanted / Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone / Vanishing Season / Talk to the Paw, Book Club Favorites: The Book Club\The Kommandant's Girl\The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper\Come Away with Me

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In this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a curiously charming debut and a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.
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Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible.

All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend--her grandmother Zelda--who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda's past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.

Filled with Phaedra Patrick's signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.
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Phaedra Patrick's debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, was hailed as "poignant" and "utterly endearing." Now she returns with Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone, a gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and one man's second chance at happiness.

Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth… In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start…
And then a surprise arrives at his door.

Gemma is Benedict's audacious teenage niece-the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track…

Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.
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A single father gets an unexpected second chance at love in the heartwarming new novel from the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

It’s summer in the city and passions are soaring along with the temperature—for everyone but Mitchell Fisher, who hates all things romance. He relishes his job cutting off the padlocks that couples fasten to the famous “love story” bridge. Only his young daughter, Poppy, knows that behind his prickly veneer, Mitchell still grieves the loss of her mother.

Then one hot day, everything changes when Mitchell courageously rescues a woman who falls from the bridge into the river. He’s surprised to feel an unexpected connection to her, but she disappears before he can ask her name. Desperate to find out her identity, Mitchell is shocked to learn she’s been missing for almost a year. He teams up with her spirited sister, Liza, on a quest to find her again. However, she’s left only one clue behind—a message on the padlock she hung on the bridge.

Brimming with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and a sparkling cast of characters, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge follows one man’s journey to unlock his heart and discover new beginnings in the unlikeliest places.
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Single dad Mitchell Fisher has said a firm goodbye to romance. He relishes his job cutting off the padlocks that couples fasten to his hometown’s famous ‘love story’ bridge. Only his young daughter Poppy knows that behind his prickly veneer, Mitchell is deeply lonely – and he still grieves the loss of her mother.

Then one hot summer’s day, everything changes when Mitchell bravely rescues a woman who falls from the bridge into the river. He’s surprised to feel an unexpected connection to her, but then she disappears. Desperate to find the mysterious woman, Mitchell teams up with her spirited sister Liza to see if she’s left any clues behind. There’s just one – a secret message on the padlock she left on love story bridge…

Brimming with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and a sparkling cast of characters, The Secrets of Sunshine follows one man’s journey to unlock his heart and discover new beginnings in the unlikeliest places.
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BURNING BRIGHT: It's an impossible escape scene - and that's just the beginning of this thriller about an ex-Marine and in investigative reporter on the run.

THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER: For the simple and precise Mr. Arthur Pepper, the discover of a charm bracelet turns out to be, precisely, anything by simple.

THE VANISHING YEAR: Step into the simmering suspense of a world where bad things are happening, past secrets won't stay hidden, and no one is who they appear to be.

I'M STILL HERE: A young woman in a coma and a young man torn by the turmoil within his family. Can they possibly get through to one another?
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THE WANTED: It's when the hired killers make an appearance and the bodies start piling up that Elvis Cole's detecting talents may prove not to be enough.

RISE AND SHINE, BENEDICT STONE: Benjamin is a bit glum, but some brightness arrives when his American niece Gemma shows up at his door. But wait. Benjamin has a niece?

THE VANISHING SEASON: One of the worst serial killers of all times is back. Or is he? Is it a copycat? The too-vivid imagination of a police officer with a secret past?
Or something even more sinister?

TALK TO THE PAW: Jamie Snyder has declared that this will be "The Year of Me." Only one thing can prevent her from taking control of her life: a mischievous cat with his own ideas about things.