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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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Things dimit imploded and left me regretting listening all the way to the end. Read it Forward Read it first. The later books stay with one main character and sometime I don’t like her much. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Even the crooks are nice. They are sitting on a bench in the middle of a maze.

Of course another thing I noticed was that despite this having been written in the 90s, this book aged fairly well overall. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The dark rumors surrounding a rock star and the near-death of the duke’s beautiful cousin confirm Emma’s suspicions, and set her–with Aunt Dimity’s ghostly guidance-on the path to Penford Hall’s secrets and the pleasure of unexpected love.

It’s a 4layer cream puff drizzled with chocolate and a hot cup of tea in a scented garden.

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I love that they are romantic mysteries and that the mysteries are so different than your traditional mystery. But the way the story unfolds is just really charming. This book was a fun quick read, but I felt that sometimes things happened too quickly without adequate development. Alles zu weit hergeholt und das mit Emma und Derek ging mir echt viel zu schnell und war nicht gerade realistisch in meinen Augen.


When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England’s glorious gardens. Sep 09, Denise rated it really liked it. And the requisite recipe is attached at the end, if you want to get even closer to the characters and eat what they are eating. I may be hooked, despite myself. Overall I think I’m going to like this series. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener.

If I had read the description first, I doubt I’d have wasted my money buying it.

Aunt Dimity And the Duke

Sep 08, Carol rated it really liked it. Email Address never made public. Thirty year-old Lori was financially low and her mother had died. It’s these interactions that make the duie and daily actions so much sweeter.

It isn’t a leap to consider we influence other people. I’m starting the third one in the series and have found connections to the first book and it’s characters, which I like. Atherton’s Dimity books are the coziest of duek, and this one is very pleasant, including castle ruins, gardens, not-so-young lovers, secret passages, and intricate and mostly pointless plot elements.

Once you get over this minor shock, however, you will love this book.


Also in Aunt Dimity Mystery. Nov 01, Pages. It seemed a very labor intensive way of setting up neighbors for Lori and family who know of Aunt Dimity. She comes from a large, gregarious family five brothers and two sisters! I am on an Aunt Dimity binge!

Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton – FictionDB

They aren’t gory or scary but a mystery even still. Mar 09, Sara di,ity it it was amazing Shelves: And Emma and Derek do work, they do. The characters are well drawn and I like most of them. Other books in the series.

I was over halfway into the book when I realized this story took place before the first book and that Aunt Dimity was still alive. Notify me of new dimigy via email. I’m totally ok with “suspension of disbelief”, but really.

Aug 29, Cyndi auht it really liked it. This author isn’t conjuring angles willy nilly. Well the romance is but not the mystery element.

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. I am so glad there are more Aunt Dimity books to be read. I found this book appealing fimity annoying with annoyance winning in the end.