The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

By Phaedra Patrick

  • Release Date: 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
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From 140 Ratings
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Description

"Tender, insightful, and surprising… [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook." — Library Journal, starred review

Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing 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 joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities.

More Praise:

"Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart." — Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

Reviews

  • Such a wonderful story!

    5
    By GabiP
    Loved Arthur Pepper. It's never too late to embrace life and change. ☺️
  • A Beautiful story!!!

    5
    By Seabrooklr9
    I loved this book! I couldn't put it down until I had read the whole thing to find out what Arthur found out about Miriam's secret life! Wonderful rich characters, touching encounters, a satisfying ending! Just wonderful!!!!
  • New Author, Great Story

    5
    By texasfan2011
    This book was such a treat to read. It's been a long time since I stayed up until 3 am to finish a book. This one is worth the sleep deprivation I will have to cope with in a few hours.
  • Hard to put down

    5
    By Marcia in Downey
    This book was thoroughly enjoyable. Hard to put down- the first book in a long time that I've had that "problem" with! Loved the characters and plot. Can't wait to read her next one!
  • What a "Charming" book!

    5
    By Crazyiphonemama
    I thoroughly enjoyed this gem of a book. I really fell for Arthur Peppers and wanted him to be able to find the answers to each charm. I loved watching his transformation with each discovery. I highly recommend this book!
  • Amazing story

    5
    By MurphyBorder
    A story of love and life. Arthur Pepper reminds us that we should embrace life no matter our age.

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