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Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Nancy Atherton
Adult Fiction ATHERTON

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Having inherited an English cottage from her mother's good friend, Dimity, American Lori Atherton (last seen in Aunt Dimity Digs In) is now settled into the village of Finch with her husband, Bill, their twin sons and her father-in-law. Shortly before Christmas, Lori's idyllic holiday plans are shattered when a derelict collapses in their snowy driveway. While the nameless man lies comatose in a local hospital, the late Dimity, who communicates from the other side by writing in a special journal, encourages Lori to pursue the man's identity. Bill is suddenly called to Boston for a funeral, so Lori teams up with the kindly Father Julian, a Catholic priest who runs a local homeless shelter, and who knows the man but not his real name or background. The mystery unwinds as Lori and Father Julian trace the trail of the charismatic stranger, who seems to have touched so many people in a positive way. As the duo discover the nameless man's fascination for WWII airfields, and uncover his family history, they and the other villagers experience a Christmas like no other. Though Atherton's novel requires a hefty suspension of disbelief, her charming characters and heartwarming narrative will make believers out of most readers. In this most unusual mystery, Atherton offers a glimpse of the finer side of human nature. Mystery Guild featured alternate; author tour. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Fans of the ghostly but helpful Aunt Dimity (Aunt Dimity Digs In) will appreciate this story of a stranger who collapses on Lori Shepherd's doorstep on Christmas Eve. Lori and a Catholic priest learn about themselves as they look for the man's identity. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Dimity Westwood, aka "Aunt Dimity"
Female
English

Lori Shepherd
Female
Age: 30s
American
Mother of nine-month-old twins.

Bill Willis
Male
Age: 30s
American
Lawyer

Julian Bright
Male
Priest



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