Aunt Dimity's Christmas

Aunt Dimity's Christmas

eBook - 1999
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Penguin Putnam
The fifth installment in the bestselling and beloved Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking!

Lori can hardly wait for Christmas this year: lean times are over, the cottage Aunt Dimity willed her is more beautiful than ever, her nine-month-old twins, Will and Rob, are thriving, and she and husband Bill have never been happier. Determined to make this Christmas the best ever, Lori embarks on a round of shopping, holly-cutting, angel-cookie making, and more. When fat snow flakes begin drifting down outside of the window, Lori feels all her holiday wishes are about to come true. But the next day, beneath the lilac bushes now covered by freshly fallen snow, Lori makes a disturbing discovery: the body of a mysterious stranger--a tramp--barely alive. 

While the nearby village of Finch continues with its seasonal preparations, including rehearsals for the Christmas Eve Nativity play, Lori puts her plans on hold and teams up with Julian Bright--a devilishly attractive Roman Catholic priest--to search out the stranger's identity. Their journey takes them from abandoned World War II airfields to homeless shelters, places where the Christmas star shines dimly, if at all. As Lori unveils the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door, she confronts painful truths about herself and discovers the real meaning of a perfect family Christmas.

Baker & Taylor
Lori Shepard's well-laid plans for holiday bliss are shattered when a mysterious stranger collapses in the driveway of her English cottage before Christmas and she teams up with a handsome Roman Catholic priest to solve the riddle of this John Doe's identity. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999
ISBN: 9781101549582
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 22, 2019

5th title in the Aunt Dimity series. As is the situation, Lori is determined to know....the facts, the truth, the circumstances.
Bright writing, enjoyable plot.

This was a first try for the Aunt Dimity series so I had to push myself to stay with it for a bit. It turned out to be an okay book. I just didn't find anything that drew me in to the characters like the Bailey Ruth ghost mystery books by a different author. And it doesn't use the ghost of Aunt Dimity nearly enough!
It was like comparing apples to rocks. Not the same at all.
Guess it was entertaining enough. I have a couple more of the series but just don't know if I want to invest the time when the author doesn't draw you in the way I am used to with other "cozy mysteries".

I read a little of it but gave up. Try again?

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