The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper (Paperback)
"This is a tale of mystery, hope, and above all a love. story. You will be charmed by 69 year-old Arthur, you really can't help it. His story begins on the one year anniversary of the death of his beloved Miriam. They had always lived a simple life, and kept to a strict schedule, which Arthur continued to maintain. Sorting through her belongings, he discovers a charm bracelet that he has never seen before. He finds a telephone number engraved on the bracelet, which takes him on a journey to find the mysteries of the charms, and the mysteries of his love, Miriam. If you enjoyed A Man Called Ove, or The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, this is your next favorite book."
June 2016 Indie Next List
“Arthur Pepper has finally gotten around to cleaning out his deceased wife's clothes when he comes across her charm bracelet. He doesn't remember seeing it before, and the charms pique his curiosity about the life his wife led before they met. Thus begins an adventure that will have Arthur learning to embrace life more fully and becoming more present in the lives of those he cares about. Grab a seat and get lost in this charming read with characters you will cheer on, laugh with, and perhaps shed a tear for.”
— Lisa Fabiano (E), An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA
Look for Phaedra Patrick's newest perfectly charming read, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge. "An endearing celebration of life." -RealSimple.com Perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove, this curiously charming debut follows a lovable widower and his life-changing adventure of love and self-discovery. 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 and healing 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 reminder of life's infinite possibilities.
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