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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:331 pages
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    The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Reviews

  • Phaedra Patrick
    Oct 07, 2015

    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...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    May 04, 2016

    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...

  • Noeleen
    Mar 22, 2016

    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...

  • Linda
    May 17, 2016

    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...

  • Clif Hostetler
    May 07, 2017

    This is a charming feel good sort of novel about a sixty-nine year old English widower who after a year of isolation from the world and being closed up inside his home has decided to go through his de...

  • Susan Johnson
    Apr 26, 2016

    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...

  • Mo
    May 01, 2016

    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...

  • Pamela
    Jan 07, 2016

    Absolutely delightful!!! I ***** LOVE ***** this charming and adventurous, witty and wise, life/love affirming book!!!"He was experiencing emotions he didn't know existed. He had begun to discover ...

  • Ann Marie
    Feb 29, 2016

    To read more of my reviews, please visit Lit. Wit. Wine & Dine.Arthur Pepper misses his wife. It has been a year since she passed away. Miriam and Arthur were married for forty happy, peaceful, uneven...

  • Robin
    Jan 17, 2016

    I’m predicting this will be one of my favorite novels of 2016.Exactly a year after the death of his beloved wife, Miariam, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper is cleaning out Miriam's closet when he finds an ...