The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

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Harlequin Mills & Boon, Limited, Apr 7, 2016 - Charms (Ornaments) - 384 pages
'A charming, unforgettable story.'

- Harper's Bazaar

40 years of marriage.

8 golden charms.

One man's journey of discovery.

Having 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.

Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and heart.' - The Sun


Readers have fallen in love with The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper:

'I enjoyed this lovely book so much. Recommended if you want to read a poignant, warm-hearted story'

'A lovely book and very well written with gentle humour and charm'

'A little gem of a book peppered with humour'

'Will leave you feeling warm and content by the end'

'Absolutely the best book I have read in a long time. The story was lovely'

'I truly loved every page! The most beautiful story that I've ever read!'

'A delightful read. I adored it'

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

There seems to be a new fiction genre that concerns older British men who are set in their ways and living lives of quiet desperation until they get a nudge from a person or a past event or both and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Romonko - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful book of aging and loss. When the story begins, we meet 69 year old Arthur Pepper. His wife of 40 years passed away a year before this book begins, and Arthur has been living alone ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organiser and communications manager. Her short stories have won competitions run by Penguin and Darley Anderson and she now writes full time. She lives in Saddleworth with her husband and son.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is her debut novel.

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