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Phaedra Patrick is a British born USA Today bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction and literary fiction.

She is known for writing books such as The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (2016), her debut novel which is available in 25 languages, and Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone (2017), her second novel which received a film adaptation by Hallmark.

Phaedra, a stained-glass artist cum professional marketer, has worked over the years as a waitress, stained glass designer, film festival organizer, and communications manager.

Inspired to venture into writing after emerging victorious in a number of short story competitions, Phaedra is now a full-time writer who works from her home in Saddleworth, England.

She is agented by Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Literary, Film and TV Agency.

More about Phaedra Patrick

Genres: Contemporary , Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (2016)
  • Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone (2017)
  • The Library of Lost and Found (2019)
  • The Secrets of Love Story Bridge (2020)
  • The Messy Lives of Book People (2022)
  • The Little Italian Hotel (2023)

Omnibus Books

  1. Book Club Favorites (2018)
Omnibus Books

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

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 and healing in the most unexpected places.

Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0778319801
Publisher: MIRA
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone

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 in the form of his audacious teenage niece, Gemma. Reckless and stubborn, she 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.

NB: This book is also known as Wishes Under The Willow Tree.

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone
Director: Peter Benson
Cast: Tom Everett Scott, Ella Ballentine, Mía Maestro, Matt Hamilton, Alison Araya, Viv Leacock, Andy Nez, Matthew James Dowden, Roark Critchlow, Francesca Bianchi, Austin Trapp, Samuel Braun
Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0778330899
Publisher: Park Row
The Library of Lost and Found

A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime.

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.

Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0778309826
Publisher: Park Row
The Secrets of Love Story Bridge

A single father gets an unexpected second chance at love.

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.

NB: This book is also known as The Secrets of Sunshine.

Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0008237677
Publisher: HQ
The Messy Lives of Book People

The house cleaner of a famous author must carry out her employer's shocking last wish.

Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabestselling author Essie Starling, a mysterious and intimidating recluse. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship.

When Essie passes away suddenly, Liv is astonished to learn that her dying wish was for Liv to complete her final novel. But to do so Liv will have to step into Essie’s shoes. As Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women—one that will change Liv’s own story forever…

NB: This book is also known as The Book Share.

Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-0778312000
Publisher: Park Row
The Little Italian Hotel

When a relationship expert’s own marriage falls apart, she invites four strangers to Italy for a vacation of healing and second chances.

Ginny Splinter, acclaimed radio host and advice expert, prides herself on knowing what’s best for others. So she’s sure her husband, Adrian, will love the special trip to Italy she’s planned for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. But when Ginny presents the gift to Adrian, he surprises her with his own very different plan—a divorce.

Beside herself with heartache, Ginny impulsively invites four heartbroken listeners to join her in Italy instead while live on air. From hiking the hills of Bologna to riding a gondola in Venice to sharing stories around the dining table of the little Italian hotel, Ginny and her newfound company embark on a vacation of healing.

However, when Adrian starts to rethink their relationship, Ginny must decide whether to commit to her marriage or start afresh, alone. And an unexpected stranger may hold the key to a very different future… Sunny, tender and brimming with charm, The Little Italian Hotel explores marriage, identity and reclaiming the present moment—even if it means leaving the past behind.

Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2023
ISBN: 978-0778387121
Publisher: Park Row

Omnibus Books

Book Club Favorites

Four exceptional novels together in one box set!

The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe

For five women, their monthly meeting is a place of sanctuary and community. These women from different walks of life are each embracing the challenge of change in their own circumstances. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club—friendship.

The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

In Poland at the outbreak of the Second World War, Emma Bau takes on a new identity and a job as assistant to a high-ranking Nazi official. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the occupation, Emma must compromise her safety—and her marriage vows—in order to help the cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma must make choices that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.

Come Away with Me by Karma Brown

Tegan Lawson is consumed by grief and anger after a devastating accident that changes her life in ways she could never have imagined. But then her adoring husband, Gabe, reminds her of their Jar of Spontaneity, a collection of their dream destinations and experiences, and so begins an adventure of a lifetime. Together they explore the world and search for forgiveness, possibly to find hope.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple, orderly life. But on the one-year anniversary of his wife’s death, he discovers in her possessions a gold charm bracelet that he’d never seen before. Arthur embarks on a life-changing adventure to find the truth about his wife’s life before they met, a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

Author: Phaedra Patrick
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B07BTFJ7KS
Publisher: MIRA