Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well
19th in Series
Viking (April 17, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 288 pages
E-Book File Size: 1179 KB
Amazon ASIN: B00DMCVXJA
B&N ISBN-13: 9780698151512
Welcome to Finch. A small Cotswold Village in England. Lori Shepherd moved from the U.S. when she inherited a sizable estate–after she discovered the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity’s English country cottage. She now lives there with her husband Bill and their two sons. She now communicates with her “Aunt Dimity” in a very special way.
In this 19th installment Australian Jack MacBride comes to Finch to settle his uncle’s estate. When he arrives he find his uncle’s property in need of attention. Lori volunteers to help him. While clearing the garden they find a hidden well. Lori laughingly tosses a coin into the garden’s old well and makes a wish, she is baffled to find that the wish seems to have come true. Word travels fast in this little town and soon Jack has several visitors wanting to make wishes of their own. More and more wishes start to come true and with Aunt Dimity’s help Lori tries to find out what is really going on. What she discovers is that the truth is even more marvelous than a magical wishing well.
What a breathe of fresh air!! This book is the perfect Springtime read. It is a true English mystery without any dead bodies or murderers running about. Just a mystery of a wishing well and a stranger in town. This author’s work has been called “adult fairy tales” and that describes them perfectly.
Who wouldn’t love a wishing well that actually granted wishes? The problem is one person’s wish can really mess up another person’s wish or their life. Some of the wishes of the residents of Finch are really causing trouble. Thankfully Lori is on the case. She needs to solve the mystery before there is an actual murder in this quaint little village.
I haven’t read an Aunt Dimity story in years and when I was asked to review this one I jumped right back in and was so happy I said “YES!”. This story reads well as a stand alone too. I wasn’t lost at all. Aunt Dimity was a friend of Lori’s mother and her ghost lives on in her home and has an interesting way to communicate with Lori. That’s all you need to know to enjoy these wonderful stories.
Whether this is your first Aunt Dimity story or you have read them all or like me you fall somewhere in between, you will love this story. This series is a cozy lover’s favorite for a very good reason. I think we all wish we had an Aunt Dimity.
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