This is a novel about Arthur Pepper whose wife Miriam has died unexpectedly of pneumonia. One year to the day of her death Arthur decides to go through her belongings and discovers a charm bracelet hidden in her boot that he doesn’t recognize. Confused, he decides to go on a quest to discover who his wife was before their long and loving marriage.
Of course, Arthur discovers many things about his wife that he hadn’t known before, but most importantly, he discovers the parts of himself that have been hiding in the dark. I loved this novel. I’ll just say that the charms bring him adventures, confusion, and in the end he realizes that the life he lead with Miriam was more than what he originally thought.
I highly recommend this book. Well done Phaedra Patrick! I’ll be thinking about Arthur Pepper and his story for some time to come.