After a devastating loss, Mitchell Fisher finds comfort in a rigid schedule designed to help him raise his young daughter. On a sweltering hot day, he breaks his disciplined timetable and courageously saves a woman who has fallen from a bridge into the treacherous waters below. Hailed as a hero, Mitchell has no idea that his actions will change his life forever. I loved the journey Mitchell takes from his stagnant existence to the small steps he takes to start living his life again. I especially enjoyed the letters Mitchell receives from complete strangers who shares their thoughts, stories and feelings with him after his selfless act. Filled with charming, eccentric characters that Phaedra Patrick writes so well, I found this to be the perfect tale of hope in these uncertain times.— Lisa
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.