Mitchell went from his job as an engineer to the job of removing padlocks placed by lovers on bridge railings and padlocks that were starting to weigh down the bridges.
Mitchell lived alone with his daughter since his wife died, and he had a difficult time making ends meet, keeping her entertained, and trying to not think about love since he still grieved for his wife.
One day as Mitchell was removing the padlocks, he saw a woman falling over the edge of the railing. He jumped in after her and rescued her.
Of course he didn't like the attention he received from his rescue, but he did keep thinking about this girl. His only regret was that he never got her name.
We follow Mitchell as he looks for this woman and finds out that her sister is his daughter’s music teacher and that she had disappeared a year ago. He then becomes involved in the family’s search for Yvette. He also finds out that there are some secrets in this family.
Besides helping the family search for Yvette, Mitchell is pulled into a journalist's story about his heroics when the journalist asked readers to write to him. His involvement is to read the hundreds of handwritten letters that have made their way to her desk.
Ms. Patrick has written another heartwarming book with characters you will fall in love with and a story line that will keep you turning the pages.
I always enjoy Ms. Patrick's books because they are uplifting and sweet. THE SECRETS OF LOVE STORY BRIDGE will warm your heart just as all of her books.
A truly enjoyable read. 5/5
This book was given to me by the publisher and BookBrowse in exchange for an honest review.
PHOTO CREDIT: SAM RALPH
Phaedra Patrick is the author of The Library of Lost and Found, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone and The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which has been published in over twenty countries around the world.
She studied art and marketing, and has worked as a stained-glass artist, film festival organizer and communications manager.
An award-winning short story writer, she now writes full-time. She lives in Saddleworth, UK, with her husband and son.
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THE SWEENEY SISTERS
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Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife, Lian Dolan has a new novel out this Spring by William Morrow and it’s ideal for book clubs to jumpstart conversations about DNA testing and its life-changing results.
THE SWEENEY SISTERS (William Morrow; Hardcover; April 28, 2020)
PRAISE FOR THE SWEENEY SISTERS: "This is a
big-hearted belly-laugh of a book, told with wit and poignancy.
Family secrets, laughter and tears, shocking reveals, and an
uplifting ending make this a story to savor--and share." (Susan Wiggs, New York
Times bestselling author of The Oysterville Sewing Circle)
her experience in podcasting with her own sisters to craft
believable women characters who worry about real problems and
use wry humor to push through dark moments . . . . A warmhearted
portrait of love embracing true hearts." (Kirkus)
ABOUT THE SWEENEY SISTERS:
Maggie, Liza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart.
Their one touchstone is their father, Bill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers. When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home.
They aren’t quite sure what the future holds without their larger-than-life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man of his stature.
But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by whiskey, has crashed the party. It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister.
When Washington, DC based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50% genetic match with a childhood neighbor—Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut. It seems Serena’s chilly WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney—one that has remained totally secret until now.
Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for William’s literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir he’s stashed away, and what will it reveal? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister—a blond among redheads—fit into their story?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
PHOTO CREDIT: Brookes Treidler
Lian Dolan is a writer and podcaster. She is the host of Satellite Sisters, a podcast she created with her four real sisters.
She is the author of two bestselling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife and the co-author of two collections of essays, Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses and You’re The Best: A Celebration of Friendship.
She has written columns for O, The Oprah Magazine andWorking Mother and is currently a columnist for Pasadena Magazine.
A graduate of Pomona College, she lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, two sons and a big German shepherd.
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