Atherton’s second novel proves more amusing than her first (Aunt Dimity’s Death) as it recycles several characters from that mystery/ghost story. Bostonian. The beloved Aunt Dimity returns in this delightful follow-up to the book that launched the Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton’s latest, Aunt. Aunt Dimity And The Duke By Nancy Atherton – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Secondly, Atherton breaks another rule by swapping out the characters almost entirely. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Aynt out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The sisters and Aunt Dimity send her to Penford Hall where she finds a mysterious duke and a handsome carpenter. I am on an Aunt D Love these books!

Emma Porter is a frumpy, amateur gardener going on a garden tour of England when she meets the twin Pym sisters. This is a very sweet story with lovable characters and was a joy to read. Atherton’s Dimity books are the coziest of cozies, and this one is very pleasant, including castle ruins, gardens, not-so-young lovers, secret passages, and intricate and mostly pointless plot elements.

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Even if you have not read all the books in this series, I have not, you can enjoy and immerse yourself in this cozy mystery. It seemed a very labor intensive way of thd up neighbors for Lori and family who know of Aunt Dimity. Sep 08, Rhode rated it it was ok Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


This is such a good book! Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. Oct 01, Joan rated it liked it Shelves: Emma goes to Wnd to look at gardens, gets sent by twin Pym sisters to a specific location where she finds mysteries and of course, love. It is a book for reading when life is grey and you just want some comforting, undemandi 2. I have never left. Once sunt hundred years – so the family legend goes – an ancient artifact known as the Lady’s Lantern must light of its own accord or the Penford line will come to an ignominious end.

Apr 13, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: Another quaint duk by Nancy Atherton. This time a Ms. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t very good either.

Frankly, I enjoyed it. Be the first to discover new talent!

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The other thing I noticed was that you didn’t have to have read the previous book to enjoy this one. But sometimes I was side-eyeing them. This book made me long for the days when I would sit on the floor in the hall outside my son and daughter’s bedrooms while reading “chapter books” to them as a nightly bedtime story! I really enjoyed this book. The second book in the Aunt Dimity series, however in this book Aunt Dimity seemed to be more of an afterthought than a key figure.


Nice and light read about a mystery in the English countryside with a 39 year old spinsterish heroine and likeable characters. The thing is, you could sit down and thf holes in this, but somehow, someway, like Duke Grayson, it sails through on its charm.

On of them involves s This is such a good book! Leave auht Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It isn’t a leap to consider we influence other people.

View all 7 comments. I seem to have read two books in a month where unqualified tourists are drafted to design ancient gardens and have the freedom to postpone all sorts of responsibilities in order to stay in luxury with wealthy homeowners.

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