Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

First, a big thank you to Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews for alerting me to this utterly charming book.  I really want you to read this book but can't seem to find words that will give you a feel for it without too many spoilers.

I read it in less than a day.  The main character is an Englishman in his 60's who lost his wife a year before.  As a result of finding a charm bracelet he sets out on a series of adventures quite out of character for him. Some parts of this book are also screamingly funny.

Not only do you fall in love with this true gentle-man but I felt that the relationship with his children was incredibly well drawn.  The way families can drift apart unintentionally as a result of misunderstandings etc was compellingly dealt with.

Bottom line – read this book – I am sure you will love it. 


  1. I absolutely LOVED this book.

    Such a sweet read, and YES...I did fall in love with Arthur Pepper.

    I second Carole's commnent: "Bottom line – read this book – I am sure you will love it."

    Nice post, Carole.


  2. I will be eagerly looking for this!!

  3. I hope I can get to this one. Thanks for the review.


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