Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone (Paperback)
"I really wasn’t prepared to like this book so much. It’s the story of Benedict Stone—an overly predictable, stuck in a rut jeweler—and the completely unpredictable daughter of his estranged brother, who shows up on his doorstep in the middle of the night. The relationship they forge and how they change each other’s lives is the heart of the story, but they also encounter several charming, quirky characters who make up the town of Noon Sun. Oh, and you’ll learn a lot about gem stones! Now it’s time for me to read Patrick’s first novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper."— From Julie's Staff Picks
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"A perfect read for lovers of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove." --Library Journal, starred review
"Phaedra Patrick understands the soul." --Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop
A delightful gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and finding your way from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
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.
Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.
Look for Phaedra Patrick's newest perfectly charming read, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge.