Thank you to Harlequin for providing me with an advanced copy of Phaedra Patrick’s debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, in exchange for an honest review.
PLOT- After his beloved wife Miriam dies, pensioner Arthur Pepper discovers a mysterious charm bracelet hidden in a shoe box. Arthur, a man who has found little reason to travel beyond his village or change his routine, finds himself stepping outside of his comfort zone and traveling around the world, as he works through the charms to reveal Miriam’s secretive past.
LIKE- The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is utterly delightful and charming. Patrick has written a heartfelt story with plenty of humor and several memorable characters. One of the best aspects of her story, is its unpredictable. Arthur’s journey is an odd one, filled with unexpected plot twists that kept me turning the page. I liked the theme of self-discovery and it’s a joy to see Arthur’s whole world open up as he allows himself to venture outside of his comfort zone.
DISLIKE- Not a single thing to dislike.
RECOMMEND- Are you a fan of stories that leave you with the warm fuzzies? Yes? Get yourself a copy of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper ASAP! This is Patrick’s debut novel and I can’t wait to read her next project.