Adult Fiction ATHERTON
Summary: This latest in the Aunt Dimity series offers Nancy Atherton's fans the perfect treat to top their Christmas list. Never has her "irresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernatural" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) held more appeal than in this touching tale of her lovable heroine's Christmas wish and the truths it teaches her.Lori Shepard's plans for a perfect family Christmas are derailed when a mysterious charismatic stranger collapses in the driveway of her cozy English cottage. While the nearby village of Finch prepares to celebrate the season with a nativity play on Christmas Eve, Lori teams up with Julian Bright--a devilishly attractive Roman Catholic priest--to search for the stranger's identity. Their journey takes them from hospital wards to homeless shelters to insane asylums, places where the Christmas star shines dimly, if at all. As Lori unveils the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door, she confronts painful truths about herself and discovers the real meaning of a perfect family Christmas.
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Dimity Westwood, aka "Aunt Dimity"
Mother of nine-month-old twins.