Phaedra Patrick

Curiously Charming Fiction

Hello and thanks for visiting!

I’m Phaedra, the USA Today bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Rise and Shine Benedict Stone, The Library of Lost and Found, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge (UK title, The Secrets of Sunshine), The Messy Lives of Book People (UK title, The Book Share) and my forthcoming novel, The Little Italian Hotel.

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My Books

My debut novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper has been published in 25 countries worldwide

My second novel Rise and Shine Benedict Stone is now a Hallmark movie


My third novel The Library of Lost and Found was selected as The Great North West Read 2019 in the UK

My fourth novel is The Secrets of Love Story Bridge (US title)/The Secrets of Sunshine (UK title) 

My fifth novel The Messy Lives of Book People (US)/The Book Share (UK) was the Barnes & Noble fiction pick for June 2022



My sixth novel The Little Italian Hotel will be published in spring/summer 2023!

About Me

Phaedra qualified firstly as a stained glass artist before gaining her professional Marketing qualifications. She has worked as a waitress, stained glass designer, film festival organiser and communications manager. She enjoyed her first real writing success when she entered and won several short story competitions, and she now writes full time. She lives in Saddleworth with her family and small dog.

Contact Me


Clare Wallace   Darley Anderson Literary, Film and TV Agency     


Sheila David – Darley Anderson Literary, Film and TV Agency   


Emer Flounders, HarperCollins    


Lucy Richardson, HarperCollins  


My preferred contact is via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter

Praise for Phaedras Books

“Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. This book will illuminate your heart.” – Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

“Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and the heart.” – The Sun

“A charming, unforgettable story.” – Harper’s Bazaar

“A feel-good story with oodles of charm.” – The Daily Mail 

“Witty and delightful.” – Colleen Oakley, author of The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

“Phaedra has a knack for creating memorable and touching characters.” – Sarah Haywood, The Cactus

“The perfect book if you need a lift.” – Clare Pooley, The Authenticity Project

“A lovely heartwarming story to restore your faith in human nature.” – B A Paris, Behind Closed Doors

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