Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Aunt Dimity: Snowbound

Blurb taken from Amazon:
This newest one finds Lori Shepherd overtaken by the blizzard of the century. Fortunately, she’s soon safe and dry with two other stranded backpackers in Ladythorne Abbey, the fabulous home of the late Lucasta DeClerke. Or is she? In the abbey’s cloisters and passages there still lingers the haunting presence of Lucasta, a mysterious madwoman—not to mention the danger posed by an unstable caretaker.

When Lori thinks she’s learned of a plot to steal a priceless DeClerke family heirloom, she attempts to prevent the theft and, moreover, keep herself out of harm’s way. But as Aunt Dimity says, "Old sins cast long shadows." And Lori will need all the Dimity wisdom and compassion she can get to banish the hatred and guilt that shroud Ladythorne Abbey in a blanket considerably thicker than the accumulating snow.

Here's another one of those series that I love to read. I've enjoyed all the books of the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton. They're wonderfully cozy and they bring me hours of entertaining reading. All I need to do is sit down and enjoy.

Once again Lori finds herself stuck in a mansion, trying to figure out who her companions truly are and why she finds herself in a unique mansion that once was a recovery hospital during WWII. The mystery revolves around the DeClerke family heirloom, the former owner believed that it was stolen, but she was also thought as mad. Aunt Dimity wants Lori find the answers and bring peace to the estate.

It was perfect Sunday afternoon read. I cozied up on the couch with the book and several cups of tea, and had a great time reading. My only complaint so far is Lori wandering eye whenever there's an appealing man in the story, I can't figure out why the author repeats it but it's not going to make stop reading her books though.

Aunt Dimity: Snowbound by Nancy Atherton (3.5/5) Contemporary Mystery: Paranormal; Published: Viking (2004); Series: # 9, Aunt Dimity; Books 2010 (49);

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