Friday, June 10, 2016

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick


Book synopsis(via Goodreads):


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.
 

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Harlequin for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***

This insomniac's opinion: 


Absoluetely delightful and lovable novel in the same vein as The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. One feels nearly instantly enamored with Arthur and then we are brought along on a mysterious journey where we meet many other adorable and fascinating characters. Lovely, lovely read. 

Rating: 


4 stars. 

Worth staying up all night to read?


YES. 
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