A free extract from the charming novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 40 Years of Marriage 8 Golden Charms One Man s Journey of Discovery A charming, unforgettable story Harper s BazaarHaving been married for over 40 years, 69 year old Arthur Pepper is mourning the loss of his wife On the anniversary of her death, he finally musters tA free extract from the charming novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.40 Years of Marriage 8 Golden Charms One Man s Journey of Discovery A charming, unforgettable story Harper s BazaarHaving been married for over 40 years, 69 year old Arthur Pepper is mourning the loss of his wife On the anniversary of her death, he finally musters the courage to go through her possessions, and happens upon a charm bracelet that he has never seen before.What follows is a surprising adventure that takes Arthur from London to Paris and 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 healing, self discovery, and love in the most unexpected of places.
The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper Free Sample A free extract from the charming novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick Years of Marriage Golden Charms One Man s Journey of Discovery A charming unforgettable story Harper
Arthur s wife Miriam has been dead for a year and the time has come to go through her things That is when Arthur finds a mysterious charm bracelet in a heart shaped box a thing he has never seen before He finds a telephone number engraved on one of the charms, decides to call and so begins a wild adventure that will take Arthur well beyond his comfort zone a journey into his wife s unimaginably exotic past and change Arthur s life forever.I must confess I thought, at first, I would hate it I fou [...]
I rather enjoyed this weirdly wild tale of 69 year old Arthur Pepper, retired locksmith, who in the course of unravelling the story behind his late wife s charm bracelet ends up being attacked by a lion called Elsie in the countryside of Bath, mugged in London, romanced in Paris, life modelling for a group of students in a Scarborough college amongst other adventures Inbetween, he dispenses wisdom unknown to him previously, learns about himself, his wife, their life together and his life to come [...]
This book may feature run ins with tigers and chases through the streets of London, but it feels like a quiet sit down with a cup of tea and the loving company of old friends.It s a sweet, sentimental and a delicate exploration of grief, memory and identity, shown through the eyes of 69 year old Arthur Pepper.A year on from the death of his beloved wife, Miriam, Arthur finds an old charm bracelet he had never seen in their 40 years of marriage He sets out to find the meaning of the charms, and [...]
This book was a breath of fresh air I love, love, LOVED the character of Arthur Pepper, so lovingly crafted that you instantly become ferociously protective and loyal towards him His adventures, all done out of love for his wife and an unfaltering sense of duty towards her, are amusing and actually made me laugh out loud in some parts If there was a small piece of criticism, it would be that some of the adventures are a little TOO fantastical to be believable, however, this certainly doesn t det [...]
Buy this now It s so lovely and charming that this extract will not be enough You will need to be able to hug the entire novel so this extract won t be enough
Arthur is grieving for his lost wife, a year after her passing he decides to clear her things He comes across a charm bracelet he has never seen before and there starts his journey of recovery This is about grief and how you cope with it, about moving on with your life, about enjoying the small things with your family, about taking your wife somewhere if she asks to go, about letting people help you, not shut them out It is about many things but is heartwarming and entertaining Loved Arthur, lov [...]
This is one of my favorite books from this past year I loved A Man Called Ove, and this book reminds me of it It is a wonderful story about a man who discovers his wife s charm bracelet after she has died They were married for 40 years, and he thought he knew everything about her He starts on a pilgrimage to learn about the significance of each charm He finds out a lot of unexpected information about his wife s past life, but he also discovers many things about himself It is a sweet and wonderfu [...]
Read for book club A very sweet book that many of us could relate to how do you move on after a spouse has died After a year of staying in one place, unable to function, Arthur decides to donate his deceased wife s clothing when he discovers a charm bracket he had never seen before As he searches for the meaning of each charm he begins his journey out of a grief filled life Arthur Peppers is a charming sole and someone I d like to know A very delightful read
Picked this up on a whim and enjoyed it very much Very poignant about marriage and loving your partner for who they are in the present and not their past Arthur finds a bracelet his wife had, but kept secret from him He goes on an adventure to trace the charms and his wife s history only to realize that it did not matter, only his life with his wife, not the past.
I really liked this book and I can see it being made into a film The story follows Arthur Pepper who, on finding his wife s charm bracelet, goes on a voyage of discovery and finds out about himself, his wife and their relationship It is a charming tale and I found myself cheering Arthur on I recommend this book.
This was an uplifting feel good book, which took me on a beautiful journey.
Everyone should read this book It s heartwarming, funny, heart aching, and just overall wonderful A story about family, new discoveries, and love A wonderful read.
Illuminating and charming will be looking forward to the next book of Phaedra cheers
Sweet story with some pretty good revelations about how much is shared about ones previous life in a marriage and which memories are important Funny and light story about grief and adventure.
Charming , although that doesn t begin to cover the feel of the book Mourning the 1 year anniversary of his wife s death, Arthur sets off unwittingly, at first, to discover the stories behind the charms found on a bracelet found while he was tidying up The transition from a man drawing further and further into himself and the man he becomes over the course of his travels manages to be entertaining and engrossing and, than a little, though provoking Her characters are drawn with a light touch bu [...]
There is a new category of book that I love, and that is called Heartwarmers And the main character of this novel, Arthur Pepper, is the sweetest man recently widowed, and trying to make sense of his life When he finds a charm bracelet that belonged to his beloved wife, he begins by calling a phone number inscribed on one of them, and discovers that she had quite an exotic life before meeting him He is very shaken by this and begins questioning the wonderful years that they shared, but it all wo [...]
An easy and heartwarming read about what a widower discovers about his wife and himself by embarking on a journey one year after her death
A man deeply mourning the sudden loss of his beloved wife and their beautiful 40 year marriage discovers a curious charm bracelet hidden in one of her boots Intrigued and mystified he is compelled to learn the origin of this secret bracelet, and in the process his so thought thorough understanding of his wife is completely turned upside down Why she concealed such a colorful past and what that concealment meant about their marriage and for Arthur Pepper s future becomes the heart of Patrick s ta [...]