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The secrets of Love Story Bridge

by Patrick, Phaedra,

Format: Print Book 2020
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"Patrick blends romance, mystery, and quirkiness to highly entertaining effect." --Booklist

"A wonderfully hope-filled story." --Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The small English city that Patrick (The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, 2017; The Library of Lost and Found, 2019) brings to life in her new novel is known for its "love story" bridges, on which couples fasten padlocks to demonstrate their feelings. But Mitchell's job is to remove the locks to preserve the bridges. Once a promising architect, he has cut back professionally to care for his daughter, Poppy, after her mother's death. When a young woman accidentally slips while hanging a lock, Mitchell jumps in the river to save her life, thereby forever changing his own. Mitchell's heroism inspires people from all over to write to him with stories of love and loss, while the woman, who promptly vanishes, turns out to be the sister of Poppy's music teacher, Liza, and she had been missing for a year. Through a new friendship with Liza, Mitchell discovers how closed off he's been to reconciling his grief and guilt and to finding joy again. Patrick blends romance, mystery, and quirkiness to highly entertaining effect."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Single fathers -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Bridges -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :2020
Language English
Description 332 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780778309789
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