Friday, April 14, 2017

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from  Harlequin MIRA via netgalley for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


Phaedra Patrick's debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, was hailed as "poignant" and "utterly endearing." Now she returns with Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone, a gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and one man's second chance at happiness.


Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone cover

Synopsis:

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…
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

Review

Looking for a light, warm touching book to take with you on Summer vacaation? This is the book! (since it's coming out NEXT month)! 

Not only is it a light read, it will keep your attention and leave you smiling throughout! No gruesome murder scenes here! Just a lovely story of how one little change can alter our world and show us a life we didn't realize we were missing! Not to mention how family really can get you through the unexpected pitfalls of life. You'll be sad to read the last page and know you're leaving Benedict and Gemma behind! patrick gives us another lovely book that you'll be sharing over and over this Summer!


About the Author:

Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organiser and communications manager. An award-winning short story writer, she now writes full time. She lives in Saddleworth, UK, with her husband and son. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is her debut novel. Check out her website, www.phaedra-patrick.com for more info.

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