Reviews

“It’s a sweet quest and a thoughtful reminder that sometimes the person who loves us most knows us better than we know ourselves.” – Martha Stewart Weddings

“[A] charming, unforgettable story.” – Harper’s Bazaar

“Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is about finding courage, generosity, and compassion, even when all seems lost. With clear-eyed prose and a moving story, Patrick reminds us how selfless people can be – she reminds us to be brave. The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart.” – Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

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

‘A feel-good story with oodles of charm that had me rooting for Arthur all the way.’ – The Daily Mail

With many poignant as well as laugh-out-loud moments, in the vein of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, this is a lovely feel-good read.’ – Compass

We love this sweet story about self-discovery.’ – Take A Break

As charming and witty as the title suggests.’ – My Weekly

A gorgeous journey told through charms’ – 4 stars – Heat

Beautifully written, funny and moving, this is one of those books that you will always remember.” – B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors

‘(An) endearing celebration of life’ – Real Simple, US

Tender, insightful, and surprising, this wonderful debut novel is a stunning addition to the popular  genre of transformative stories of  otherwise uneventful lives. It will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of  Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine  Laurain’s The Red Notebook.” – Library Journal, US

Patrick’s debut evokes whimsy and poignancy…. This is a sweet story.” – Publishers Weekly, US

Each bad turn in the book comes wrapped in a teachable moment; each cloud has an unmistakable silver lining. The author’s outlook remains relentlessly upbeat, and in the end, this sentimental novel is as cozy and fortifying as a hot cup of tea on a cold afternoon.” – Kirkus, US

“Once in a great while, a character like Arthur Pepper comes along and quietly steals your heart. Arthur might make you cry – but he’ll also make you laugh, think, and feel grateful that you came along on his fantastical journey. I won’t just be recommending this book to everyone I know, I’ll be buying them copies.”  – Sarah Pekkanen, internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me

Filled with colorful, complex characters and adventure, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a lovely story about grief and healing. I was moved by Arthur and his journey. You will be too.”  –Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Love Walked In 

“A touching tale of rediscovering someone you love. Arthur Pepper is utterly charming and endearing.”  – Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Daughter