Praise for Phaedra Patrick:
`A feel-good story with oodles of charm' Daily Mail
`Eccentric, charming and wise, this will illuminate your heart' Nina George
For generations, the Stone family have been making wishes on the old willow tree in their garden. And this year they're wishing harder than ever...
In the small village of Noon Sun, Benedict and Estelle thought they'd found their happy ever after. But, unable to have the children they've longed for, their marriage has hit the rocks and Estelle has moved out. Devastated but unwilling to accept defeat, jeweller Benedict vows to win her back - he just doesn't know how.
The unexpected - and uninvited - arrival of his estranged sixteen-year-old niece, Gemma, is the last thing he needs. But when a decades old secret is brought to light, Benedict and Estelle realise they're not the only ones in need of a second chance. And that maybe the family they wished for has been there all along...
Praise for bestselling author Phaedra Patrick's award-winning debut The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper:
`A charming, unforgettable story' Harper's Bazaar
Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organiser and communications manager. Her short stories have won competitions run by Penguin and Darley Anderson and she now writes full time. She lives in Saddleworth with her husband and son. Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is her second novel.