The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

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In this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a curiously charming debut and a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.

Title:The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780778319337
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    The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Reviews

  • Phaedra Patrick

    I loved writing this and I hope you love reading it too. It's a lot about real life, and I'm influenced by fables too. Remember when you used to sit on your parents' knees for story time. You never qu...

  • Linda

    I love small books--happy books--easy-to-read, relaxing books. "The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" was all of these things. Actually, it was like going on a vacation with good friends and coming hom...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Charming!!! Many modern charms each have inspirational meaning. Charm jewelry make lovely gifts with added meeting to cherish. Author Phaedra Patrick gave us her gift with this charming- inspirational...

  • Steph

    My 60-year-old dad died very suddenly of a brain aneurysm almost two months ago. I've lost one of my best friends and my very favorite book buddy. We would read the same books and go meet authors toge...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    How could a charm bracelet stir up so many emotions and curiosity?After Arthur's wife passed away and he was cleaning out her things, his discovery of a hidden charm bracelet had him curious about wha...

  • Mo

    This novel was a stinker… and there was nothing “charming” about it.When I first started reading it I was worried that it would be a clone of “A Man Called Ove”. Well, that was one thing I d...

  • Fergus

    We never stop growing. There are so many various and multifarious sides to the world, we have to eventually abandon our inwardness.Arthur Pepper has stuck with an inward-looking life, and lingered the...

  • Noeleen

    My thanks to Harlequin (UK) Limited and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra PatrickThis endearing story starts on the first anniversary of t...

  • Susan

    This is one of the most delightful and heart warming novel that I have read in a long time. I think it would be impossible to put this book down and not be in a happy mood and a little in love with Ar...

  • B.A. Paris

    I love this story of Arthur Pepper! He’s so wonderfully endearing that you can’t help fall in love with him as he travels around the country trying to solve the mystery behind the charm bracelet. ...