Phaedra PatrickCuriously Charming Fiction
THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND
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.
“A lovely, heart-warming story.” B A Paris
“A hymn to books.” Antoine Laurain
“Vibrant, quirky and real.” Amy Reichert
“Sweet and resonant.” People Magazine, USA
“A heart-warming charming story.” Sarah Morgan
RISE & SHINE BENEDICT STONE | WISHES UNDER THE WILLOW TREE
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…
“(A) clever plot and utterly charming characters.” Library Journal
“Readers will be charmed by Patrick’s quirky characters and sweet premise.” Booklist
“Heartwarming.” Kirkus Reviews
THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER
Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
When sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper discovers a mysterious charm bracelet in his late wife’s wardrobe, he sets off on a journey to find out the stories behind the charms, one by one. Along the way, he discovers his wife led a secret life before they met . . . His epic quest to find out the truth leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
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