The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
"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
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing
The book was alternately boring & interesting which is why I only have rated this 3 stars; normally I would have put it down but the part about the charm bracelet kept me interested. Arthur Pepper's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KarenBayly - LibraryThing
Such a charming story! Simply told, yet emotionally engaging. The characters feel like friends now. It's a love story of the best kind, not about romance but about the love we show in the way we live our lives - even if we do it in mysterious ways. Read full review