The Secrets of Love Story Bridge by Phaedra Patrick

In a story of life after loss, Mitchell Fisher has had a difficult time living in the present while remembering the life he had with his partner Anita. Both he and his daughter Poppy have had tremendous change in their lives and it’s been difficult to move on.

One day while Mitchell is enjoying his work of cutting romantic padlocks off a bridge, he notices a young woman who has fallen from a bridge into the water. Without thinking, he jumps into the water and saves her. This heroic gesture sets into motion a series of events which brings about a change to his life.

This book is a slow burn which I found to be endearing. The transformation of Mitchell over the course of the book is believable and I found myself rooting for him. I appreciate the character development of our protagonist - a quality I also appreciated in the author’s previous work, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.

I listened to the audiobook version of the book and enjoyed the narration of Matthew Lloyd Davies, who was perfectly cast to bring Mitchell Fisher to life. Thank you to my local library for having this audiobook in their catalogue.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.


  1. Aww this sounds like such a sweet book. Loss but with it come healing.

    1. It really was a beautiful read! Thanks for your comment!

  2. This sounds like a really sweet read, full of moving movements. Lovely review!

    Lindsey |

  3. This sounds like such a great book! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love a book with a good character development. Thank you for the review!

  5. Definitely sounds like an interesting premise, and it's been a while since I a read a slow burner! Great review.

    Anika |

  6. Sounds like a sweet and moving book, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Serena /