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10 thoughts on “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  1. Phaedra Patrick Phaedra Patrick says:

    I loved writing this and I hope you love reading it too It's a lot about real life and I'm influenced by fables too Remember when you used to sit on your parents' knees for story time You never uestioned which bits were true or not You just enjoyed them So thats what I did for Arthur I wrote his story straight from the heart and gave him a poignant fun and adventurous journey Happy reading If you enjoy this book you'll probably like my second book Rise and Shine Benedict Stone known as Wishes Under the Willow Tree in the UK too x

  2. Linda Linda says:

    I love small books happy books easy to read relaxing books The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper was all of these things Actually it was like going on a vacation with good friends and coming home well rested and contentedThis is the book that you choose when you get stuck in the same genre or nothing strikes you as interesting It's for everyone at any time It's a little treasure that was a joy to experienceIt may be Phaedra Patrick's first novel but I'm hoping it won't be her last

  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Charming Many modern charms each have inspirational meaning Charm jewelry make lovely gifts with added meeting to cherish Author Phaedra Patrick gave us her gift with this charming inspirational book literally and figuratively A charming storyabout a charming man named Arthurabout a ‘charm bracelet’ I HAD NO IDEA I had not read the reviews that Arthur finds which belonged to his deceased wife Miriamabout the journey Author takes — new discoveries about Miriam his adult son and daughter new people he meets and himselfabout loveArthur discovers strengthwhich is kinda ‘charming’ THIS IS NOT A HEAVY MEATY NOVEL IT DOESN’T REUIRE TISSUES THANK GODDo you know what I’ve been reading lately? I HAVE ONE HOUR LEFT TO FINISH LISTENING TO “Only Child” by Rhiannon Navin An AUDIOBOOK that ‘does’ reuires TISSUESI don’t want it to end yet I’m dying to know how it will end at the same time so I’m taking a break from it for a few hoursITS A STORY ALL ABOUT THIS AMAZING KID ZACK He can come to my houseI’d take care of him anytimeSoTaking an adventure with Arthur and meeting his new friends was lightly charming Great preventative medicine lol

  4. Steph Steph says:

    My 60 year old dad died very suddenly of a brain aneurysm almost two months ago I've lost one of my best friends and my very favorite book buddy We would read the same books and go meet authors together; our latest book obsession was Fredrick Backman's stories We even went to meet him a few months ago My dad got a good selfie with him as he often did with authors I bought The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper for my dad for Christmas because I had heard that it was a lot like A Man called Ove which he was actually in the middle of reading again when he died I haven't been able to bring myself to truly pick up a book and read since I lost my dad but I thought maybe listening to the audiobook of the last book I ever bought him might be worth a tryI'm so glad this book found me at this time in my life A story of grief and hope; a journey after the loss of someone you don't know uite how to do life without Beautiful story and now that I've read it I know that it's time to pick up a book and start reading again Let's do this 2017

  5. Elizabeth of Silver& Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    How could a charm bracelet stir up so many emotions and curiosity?After Arthur's wife passed away and he was cleaning out her things his discovery of a hidden charm bracelet had him curious about what each charm meant He also wanted to know ​why he never saw Miriam wearing it and why she had it hidden ​in the toe of a bootThis charm bracelet pulled him out of his hermit slump and onto adventures he never dreamed of as he traced where each charm came from and what their meaning was to Miriam He had a few surprisesEvery adventure made him wonder what his wife's life was like before she met him He couldn't stop searching for the meaning of each charm These adventures also made him feel guilty he never took Miriam anywhereArthur's finds and discussions with the people he met left him happier and confident He also was helping those he met come to grips with what they were dealing withArthur was an ​absolutely endearing charming sweet character for me I really enjoyed his antics and his thinking​ and especially the adventures he took us on​ We traveled the globe with him I wanted to know the answers about the charms too and loved sharing Arthur's daysTHE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER is an adorable enchanting uplifting read Be prepared to fall in love with Arthur Pepper​THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER has a very clever enjoyable story line that gives you a nice cozy feeling It felt like a big hug that you didn't want to end Give yourself a marvelous treat and don't miss reading THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER There aren't enough delightful words to describe this book 55This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review

  6. Mo Mo says:

    This novel was a stinker and there was nothing “charming” about itWhen I first started reading it I was worried that it would be a clone of “A Man Called Ove” Well that was one thing I didn’t have to worry about Arthur was no Ove and I don’t mean that as a compliment Arthur was a world class ditherer worrywart and second guesser He was an insecure little man who felt threatened at the thought that his wife might actually have had a life before she met him I found him to be completely annoyingEverything about this story felt forced and contrived It was riddled with implausible circumstances convenient coincidences and unbelievable occurrences I rolled my eyes throughout a good portion of the book It was all so clichéd A member of my book club nailed this early on in the book she said it was nothing than “juvenile writing” and that’s exactly what it turned out to be Even the story’s interesting premise couldn’t save it I was so disappointed because I was really looking forward to reading this and expected to thoroughly enjoy itAs The Man in Black would sayRead with SBC book club August 2016

  7. Noeleen Noeleen says:

    My thanks to Harleuin UK Limited and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra PatrickThis endearing story starts on the first anniversary of the death of Miriam Pepper Arthur’s wife Aged sixty nine married for forty years and still mourning the death of his beloved Miriam Arthur discovers a mysterious charm bracelet when he finally has the courage to go through Miriam’s belongings The discovery of the bracelet sets Arthur not only on a uest to find the meanings behind each charm and a part of Miriam’s life that he was unaware but also on his own voyage of self discoveryThis is a very well written novel and the characters are wonderful I found the story captivating and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to experience Arthur's journey with him a journey which brought him to the most unlikely situations with an assortment of eually fascinating characters and places While Arthur himself is just adoring his search for answers to the charms and his uest for purpose in own his life is helped by many other delightful characters in the book his estranged children Lucy and Dan his neighbours Bernadette Nathan and Terry I loved all of these characters in their own right still laughing thinking of Terry’s lawn it must be the best mowed lawn in the UKThis moving story is like a warm fuzzy hug that just wraps itself around you from the first page It was enchanting charming and humorous At times it jogged memories of the past for me personally or made me ponder and reflect on my own life experiences At times it was emotional without being overly dramatic It is a uirky story full of hope with the message that life is for living and new experiences It is a gem of a book that I really loved an excellent debut I hope this book is a huge hit in 2016 I loved it a lot

  8. Susan Johnson Susan Johnson says:

    This is one of the most delightful and heart warming novel that I have read in a long time I think it would be impossible to put this book down and not be in a happy mood and a little in love with Arthur Pepper It reminds me of Britt Marie Was Here or really any of Fredrik Backman's works It is about a semi elderly person who comes to a crossroads in their life and must decide how to live their remaining time On the first anniversary of Miriam's his beloved wife of 40 years death Arthur decides to pack up her belongings He has been living a very regimented life in the past year He does the same things at the same time and rarely leaves his house He has little contact with his two children and has been miserable As he packs he discovers a charm bracelet in one of Miriam's boots He has never seen it before and it raises major uestions What was Miriam's life like before she met him? Using the charms on the bracelet as a map he retraces her steps and makes amazing discoveries not only about her but himself He goes places and does things he could not even imagine before this He has a run ins with an elephant some tigers and an adorable dog As the changes happen he maintains his steadfast devotion to his wife and it is so lovely If you are in the mood for a delightful book that makes you feel good this is the book for you Fall in love with Arthur Pepper I know I did

  9. B.A. Paris B.A. Paris says:

    I love this story of Arthur Pepper He’s so wonderfully endearing that you can’t help fall in love with him as he travels around the country trying to solve the mystery behind the charm bracelet Beautifully written funny and moving this is one of those books that you will always remember

  10. Clif Hostetler Clif Hostetler says:

    This is a charming feel good sort of novel about a sixty nine year old English widower who after a year of isolation from the world and being closed up inside his home has decided to go through his deceased wife's clothes in preparation for donating them to charity In doing so he comes across a charm bracelet that he doesn't recall having seen before There is a name and telephone number with it that he decides to check into From this contact he learns about additional information that leads to still other contacts Ultimately he ends up traveling to various destinations in the manner of a sleuth trying to piece together enticing clues about his wife involving her life prior to their marriageThrough his adventures he ends up meeting many interesting people and experiencing exciting adventures—including almost being eaten by a tiger This prompts him to begin to appreciate life in a new way He also learns to appreciate the years of marriage to his wife with a greater depth of understanding The story ends on a happy note with him looking forward to what life still has to offerUpon reflection after completion of the book it occurs to me that one interpretation of the story is that the ghost of his wife felt sorry for him after noticing what a sad life he was leading Conseuently she decided to plant some clues for him to find that would lead him on a scavenger hunt for historical evidence about her younger years Her motive in this fairytale interpretation of the story would have been to help him break out of the shell he had formed to socially isolate himself from others The reader who has completed the book will have learned that she was a nice person and the type who would do such a thing At the end I can image her spirit being pleased that her conniving had managed to make her husband happy in spite of himself

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