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While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dim While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor--setting Lori off on an adventure through London--and through history--to put a piece of Aunt Dimity's past to rest.  In the meantime, a new family has moved to Finch. The villagers are thrilled because their new neighbors are avid metal detectorists. Metal detectors soon become all the rage in Finch and the villagers unearth a lot of rubbish (some of it quite embarrassing) before one of them stumbles upon a trinket that could hold the key to the origin of Aunt Dimity's bracelet.  Is the bracelet a priceless and protected national treasure? Was Aunt Dimity's lovesick suitor a common thief? If so, how will Lori break the news to Aunt Dimity? And what will she do with the bracelet? As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity's heart. 


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While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dim While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor--setting Lori off on an adventure through London--and through history--to put a piece of Aunt Dimity's past to rest.  In the meantime, a new family has moved to Finch. The villagers are thrilled because their new neighbors are avid metal detectorists. Metal detectors soon become all the rage in Finch and the villagers unearth a lot of rubbish (some of it quite embarrassing) before one of them stumbles upon a trinket that could hold the key to the origin of Aunt Dimity's bracelet.  Is the bracelet a priceless and protected national treasure? Was Aunt Dimity's lovesick suitor a common thief? If so, how will Lori break the news to Aunt Dimity? And what will she do with the bracelet? As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity's heart. 

30 review for Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure

  1. 4 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    . Nancy Atherton continues to entertain with this adorably clean and wholesome series. Prepare to immerse yourself in this cozy mystery that presents pieces of the past that cross paths with the present in the small English village of Finch. It begins with Lori's discovery of a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet in their attic that had belonged to Aunt Dimity. Aunt Dimity responded very emotionally when presented with the sight. She was insistent that Lori returns it to Badger, the man that had gi . Nancy Atherton continues to entertain with this adorably clean and wholesome series. Prepare to immerse yourself in this cozy mystery that presents pieces of the past that cross paths with the present in the small English village of Finch. It begins with Lori's discovery of a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet in their attic that had belonged to Aunt Dimity. Aunt Dimity responded very emotionally when presented with the sight. She was insistent that Lori returns it to Badger, the man that had given it to her, or his descendants if not him. Lori quickly ascended to the request, hoping to put Aunt Dimity's past to rest regarding the jewelry piece. In the meantime, a new family has moved to Finch. The villagers are thrilled because their new neighbors are avid metal detectorists. Metal detectors soon become all the rage in Finch and the villagers unearth a lot of rubbish (some of it quite embarrassing) before one of them stumbles upon a trinket that could hold the key to the origin of Aunt Dimity’s bracelet. Each of the villagers is excited to try out the new fangled metal detector. Unfortunately, the finds they discover cause rifts between families, friends, and the past. Meantime, Lori searches for answers in another village altogether and meets new people along the way. She is sure to check in with Aunt Dimity, which is an enchanting and endearing form of communication. Is the bracelet a priceless and protected national treasure? Was Aunt Dimity’s lovesick suitor a common thief? If so, how will Lori break the news to Aunt Dimity? And what will she do with the bracelet? As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity’s heart. I've read numerous books in this series and cannot ever remember having been disappointed. This is my first time listening to one audibly, but it was an interesting way to digest a new book. I appreciate the clean and wholesome deliverance, the ability for each book to stand on its own, and a H.E.A. created for each scenario. So, of course, I would recommend them to anyone interested in the genre of cozy mysteries.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton is a 2016 Viking Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Lori is back with another charming Finch village mystery, but this one is just a little more sentimental for Aunt Dimity, and turns into a very interesting treasure hunt and adventure for Lori. Lori is digging around in her attic when she makes a curious discovery of an old and very expensive bracelet, that definitely does not belong to he Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton is a 2016 Viking Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Lori is back with another charming Finch village mystery, but this one is just a little more sentimental for Aunt Dimity, and turns into a very interesting treasure hunt and adventure for Lori. Lori is digging around in her attic when she makes a curious discovery of an old and very expensive bracelet, that definitely does not belong to her, which has her consulting Aunt Dimity. As it turns out, the piece of jewelry could be priceless, and was a gift to Aunt Dimity from a special friend, whose heart was broken when she did not return his romantic feelings, causing them to fall out of touch. Although Aunt Dimity doesn’t usually make this sort of request, she asks Lori to find her long lost friend and return the bracelet to him as well as explain how sorry she is for breaking his heart all those years ago. This means Lori must travel to London, a task she is not looking forward to. However, once she begins her search, the hunt becomes exhilarating and she soon finds the history, facts, and methods surrounding archeology fascinating. In the meantime, Finch has some new neighbors who happen to be detectorist, and has the whole village taking up the hobby, which happens to unearth a few very interesting items, one of which could taint Aunt Dimity’s memories of her long lost friend. Can Lori find her Aunt’s friend and find out the truth about how he came to own such an interesting piece of jewelry? This series was my first introduction into the ‘cozy’ genre as we think of it today. I was gifted an ‘Aunt Dimity’ book for Christmas one year by a relative who meant well, but obviously didn’t know what direction my taste ran, which is more on the dark side. However, I felt obligated to read the book and discovered how delightful these characters are and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Thus began a new respect for this genre, which has become a favorite over the years. So, ‘Aunt Dimity’ holds a special place in my heart. Having said that, I was thrilled to receive an ARC copy of this novel and eagerly lost myself in Lori’s adventure and enjoyed getting reacquainted with Finch village. This novel has all the hilarious screwball antics of the villagers, which had me laughing out loud once or twice, but I also found this story to be a little more on the poignant side this time around. The mystery is also a little different, but was interesting. Any buried treasure found, by rights, belongs to the crown, so harboring such artifacts would be considered illegal, something that could complicate matters for Lori. In the end, this story turned out to be a bittersweet tale, and a treasured installment in this series. I loved touching base with Lori and her busy family and, of course, learning more about Aunt Dimity’s past. This is a solid addition to this long running series, but one new fans can enjoy as well as loyal ones.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carol Jones-Campbell

    First Read: This is my first read of the Aunt Dimity Series. What a delightful book, and it touched my heart. I like books with a touch of the paranormal, and this had just the right amount. I love this series so far. Loved it--and now comes the wait and hunt for the next Aunt Dimity book! I would like to see more of Lori and Bill's relationship next time, too. I love their relationship. I don't think I've read any of these before or not, but I sure liked this one. Recommend. This whole book in First Read: This is my first read of the Aunt Dimity Series. What a delightful book, and it touched my heart. I like books with a touch of the paranormal, and this had just the right amount. I love this series so far. Loved it--and now comes the wait and hunt for the next Aunt Dimity book! I would like to see more of Lori and Bill's relationship next time, too. I love their relationship. I don't think I've read any of these before or not, but I sure liked this one. Recommend. This whole book in ways can be spoilers, but I don't want to be one. Too fun :-) Another light-hearted story centering around Lori Shepherd, her family, and the villagers in the small English village of Finch. The villagers are all excited when a new family moves in, as they all jostle each other to get the first glimpse of the new people, their furniture, or anything, really, to share and gossip about. The new neighbors prove to be nice people and the husband is soon sharing with the villagers the joy of his hobby, metal detecting. Soon everyone is trying their hand at it, leading to some fun and embarrassing finds in the village square. Meanwhile, Lori has discovered a beautiful arm band of gleaming gold and garnet, obviously very old and very valuable, in the attic of the house that once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Dimity shares the story of how she came to own the jewelry, she convinces a reluctant Lori to try to return the item to the man who once gave it to her--a nearly impossible task. These are gentle, cozy reads, made to be read while curled up in a comfortable chair with a nice cup of tea. They are actually stories about people and the things that have happened in their lives, and very much about personalities and choices. One might expect to see Miss Marple sitting in the corner, knitting away. A pleasurable way to spend an afternoon, and highly recommended. Second Read: Another light-hearted story centering around Lori Shepherd, her family, and the villagers in the small English village of Finch. The villagers are all excited when a new family moves in, as they all jostle each other to get the first glimpse of the new people, their furniture, or anything, really, to share and gossip about. The new neighbors prove to be nice people and the husband is soon sharing with the villagers the joy of his hobby, metal detecting. Soon everyone is trying their hand at it, leading to some fun and embarrassing finds in the village square. Meanwhile, Lori has discovered a beautiful arm band of gleaming gold and garnet, obviously very old and very valuable, in the attic of the house that once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Dimity shares the story of how she came to own the jewelry, she convinces a reluctant Lori to try to return the item to the man who once gave it to her--a nearly impossible task. These are gentle, cozy reads, made to be read while curled up in a comfortable chair with a nice cup of tea. They are actually stories about people and the things that have happened in their lives, and very much about personalities and choices. One might expect to see Miss Marple sitting in the corner, knitting away. A pleasurable way to spend an afternoon, and highly recommended.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    This was the perfect book to end my reading slump. The story was a light, cozy mystery told in a breezy way and with no real danger involved. It was nice to welcome new residents to the Village of Finch. And it was lovely to meet new characters based in London. This book fit so well with what I needed right now. It distracted me from my current situation, and it helped me to forget my cares and just sink into a good story. Looking forward to the next instalment in the series!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Comfort reads for me, because I know everything will always work out. Also a good look at small village life in England.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Frances Dowell

    DNF. I loved so much about this book in its early pages. The writing is lovely, the narrator is funny, the English village folk are a delight. But alas, Aunt Dimity is not for me, solely based on the device of ... I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say. But I will say it, after I say "possible spoiler alert ahead." I'm not exactly sure if this is a spoiler or not, but I do want to be careful, so you've been warned. It appears that there is a magic journal, in which the ghost of Aunt Dimity communicat DNF. I loved so much about this book in its early pages. The writing is lovely, the narrator is funny, the English village folk are a delight. But alas, Aunt Dimity is not for me, solely based on the device of ... I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say. But I will say it, after I say "possible spoiler alert ahead." I'm not exactly sure if this is a spoiler or not, but I do want to be careful, so you've been warned. It appears that there is a magic journal, in which the ghost of Aunt Dimity communicates with Lori, the book's narrator. Lori asks the journal a question and the journal replies. I'm assuming this happens in every Aunt Dimity book. This may not be a problem for you. If it's not, and if you like cozy English village fiction/mysteries, then by all means pick up this book and give it a try! Lots to love here. But I personally can't get past that device, and so, much to my sorrow, had to put the book down.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Megan Davis

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. SPOILERS ... I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I listened to it, and Christina Moore's reading was very pleasant. I have a beef with the ending... The decision not to dig up the Anglo-Saxon hoard kind of annoyed me. The whole, "oh, leave it where it belongs" theme in some literature feels so--I don't know, self righteous and fake. Furthermore, with the Anglo-Saxon student Adam playing such a crucial role in the story, I felt it would be an ideal resolution for him to excavate the site, giv SPOILERS ... I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I listened to it, and Christina Moore's reading was very pleasant. I have a beef with the ending... The decision not to dig up the Anglo-Saxon hoard kind of annoyed me. The whole, "oh, leave it where it belongs" theme in some literature feels so--I don't know, self righteous and fake. Furthermore, with the Anglo-Saxon student Adam playing such a crucial role in the story, I felt it would be an ideal resolution for him to excavate the site, giving Badger's father credit and launching his own career. It just makes so much more sense ... For some reason, I also can't help but mention that it annoyed me how every time Lori mentioned Dimity's handwriting, she had to say, "royal blue ink." Not once could she simply say, "blue ink." I may be a little petty. ;) All in all, entertaining and charming. I will be reading more in the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kasey Ashton

    3 overall, sweet story

  9. 4 out of 5

    Doward Wilson

    Lori and Bill are the proud parents of an almost eight month old daughter and nine year old twin boys. They live in the delightful small town of Finch in rural England. The funny, lovable and wacky residents of Finch pride themselves on their friendships and the depth of their knowledge about each other. When a retired husband and wife move in, almost the entire village is on hand to discreetly check the couple out as their moving van unloads. When several boxes are unloaded with Museum marked o Lori and Bill are the proud parents of an almost eight month old daughter and nine year old twin boys. They live in the delightful small town of Finch in rural England. The funny, lovable and wacky residents of Finch pride themselves on their friendships and the depth of their knowledge about each other. When a retired husband and wife move in, almost the entire village is on hand to discreetly check the couple out as their moving van unloads. When several boxes are unloaded with Museum marked on them, the village grapevine is up and running. Lori and her daughter are pressed into immediate duty to find out what those boxes mean. Having learned that the newcomers are both retired teachers and that the husband is an avid user of metal detectors, Lori persuades him to give the village a demonstration. With everyone in the village taking turns to use the equipment, secrets and treasures are found. Lori is also investigating a close held family secret of her Aunt Dimity's. This is a delightful series that will enchant you with the characters and all their human faults and take you on a mystery adventure that will keep you turning the page. This is the twenty-first book in the series and it is just as entertaining and refreshing as every other book is. The characters continue to grow and expand, while the mysteries just get better and better.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Ellis

    These books are such a delight to read! They're very lighthearted and relaxing, as well as being thoroughly enjoyable. I love following the characters, especially Lori's growing family, and am always amazed at the number of adventures they have in the tiny village of Finch in the Cotswolds. :) The latest excitement is caused by two new residents, who introduce the hobby of metal detecting to the ever curious and snoopy villagers. This leads Lori to discover in her attic an antique bracelet, whic These books are such a delight to read! They're very lighthearted and relaxing, as well as being thoroughly enjoyable. I love following the characters, especially Lori's growing family, and am always amazed at the number of adventures they have in the tiny village of Finch in the Cotswolds. :) The latest excitement is caused by two new residents, who introduce the hobby of metal detecting to the ever curious and snoopy villagers. This leads Lori to discover in her attic an antique bracelet, which turns out to actually be an Anglo-Saxon armlet. In the usual convoluted by romantic way, the treasure involves the ever-present spirit of Aunt Dimity, and Lori becomes involved in a search for an old love. As always, total entertainment and enjoyable reading!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    3.5 stars...Sometimes the characters in a long running series get a little boring, and was true for me of Lori Shepherd, the luckiest girl ever. She has the perfect husband home and kids, and was getting a bit smug about it. I almost didn't read this one because I was getting tired of reading how wonderful she is. Am very glad I did, as this one was very enjoyable. This series typifies "cozy mystery" in every way, with a little twist of the supernatural for fun and plot points. Atherton also mak 3.5 stars...Sometimes the characters in a long running series get a little boring, and was true for me of Lori Shepherd, the luckiest girl ever. She has the perfect husband home and kids, and was getting a bit smug about it. I almost didn't read this one because I was getting tired of reading how wonderful she is. Am very glad I did, as this one was very enjoyable. This series typifies "cozy mystery" in every way, with a little twist of the supernatural for fun and plot points. Atherton also makes use of the WW II theme (isn't everyone these days?), but in a very non obtrusive and interesting way. New characters are introduced, and Ihope we see more of them in future books, as I am now back on the Aunt Dimity bandwagon.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nancy H

    This is another good entry in the Aunt Dimity series. Although mystery purists will probably say there isn't enough mystery and/or adventure, this series is very good for its gentle and lovable characters, great sense of place, and good all-around plots. It is still one of my favorite series. This is another good entry in the Aunt Dimity series. Although mystery purists will probably say there isn't enough mystery and/or adventure, this series is very good for its gentle and lovable characters, great sense of place, and good all-around plots. It is still one of my favorite series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Elisabeth Ensor

    Adorable book! Loved how the plot got more detailed as you read- you can't help but love Lori and her adventures with aunt Dimity! Great summer read Adorable book! Loved how the plot got more detailed as you read- you can't help but love Lori and her adventures with aunt Dimity! Great summer read

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cyndi

    I never fail to enjoy my visits to Finch and Lori's adventures. I never fail to enjoy my visits to Finch and Lori's adventures.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Another great Aunt Dimity adventure.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    Aunt Dimity and her Past Lori is happily married to Bill and they have twin sons and a baby daughter. They are settled in the cottage, her father-in-law, William, is living in Ivy Cottage with his new wife and they are all as happy as can be in the village of Finch. For the village, moving day is an exciting day, someone new is moving in and everyone wants a good view of the new neighbors and their household items. Trouble starts when they notice that there are boxes labeled "Museum" and they or Aunt Dimity and her Past Lori is happily married to Bill and they have twin sons and a baby daughter. They are settled in the cottage, her father-in-law, William, is living in Ivy Cottage with his new wife and they are all as happy as can be in the village of Finch. For the village, moving day is an exciting day, someone new is moving in and everyone wants a good view of the new neighbors and their household items. Trouble starts when they notice that there are boxes labeled "Museum" and they order/ask Lori to go in and get to the bottom of those boxes. She makes friends with the new people and when she learns that the movers broke the blender, she offers one of the blenders she has in her attic from when she and Bill got married. When she goes to the attic to find a blender to give the new neighbors as a housewarming gift, she finds an armlet and goes to the study to talk with Dimity. She learns that it was a gift from a young man that she knew after the war and their time together ended badly and she asks Lori to find the man, she only knew as Badger, and explain to him why she was not able to commit to him.    I really enjoyed the story and enjoyed hearing it with my children as we drove in the car running errands and taking care of things. I enjoyed the progression of life for Lori and her family and all that is happening in the village. I like how people change and grow and allow for fixing things others did when they were younger. I also enjoyed Lori's search for the truth behind the gift. I loved the involvement of men and women who served in the wars and how their lives progressed after the war and the way they don't consider themselves heroes for what they did during the war.     

  17. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    No Murder, Still Good A new couple has moved into the village of Finch and Lori has been shoved into finding out about the boxes marked museum. Lori is invited in by Felicity and James Hobson and finds out his hobby is metal detecting and their blender didn't make it through the move. Lori offers one of her extras, and finds a armlet, and that starts the journey of finding Badger for Aunt Dimity to deliver a message. The story and characters were quite good but my problem with the book was it seeme No Murder, Still Good A new couple has moved into the village of Finch and Lori has been shoved into finding out about the boxes marked museum. Lori is invited in by Felicity and James Hobson and finds out his hobby is metal detecting and their blender didn't make it through the move. Lori offers one of her extras, and finds a armlet, and that starts the journey of finding Badger for Aunt Dimity to deliver a message. The story and characters were quite good but my problem with the book was it seemed to drag in parts and I really could care less about all the attention the village people gave her new 8 month old daughter or how cute she is. For me it added nothing to the story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marcia

    Missed last summer's installment of the Aunt Dimity series and caught up while on vacation. I really like this gentle series that takes the reader away to the little village of Finch with its quirky residents and the gossip, oh, my, the gossip. Missed last summer's installment of the Aunt Dimity series and caught up while on vacation. I really like this gentle series that takes the reader away to the little village of Finch with its quirky residents and the gossip, oh, my, the gossip.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Loraine Nunley

    I liked coming back to the town of Finch and visiting with Lori and her family. These books have become my comfy place. I know what to expect in the writing, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the mysteries and interactions with the characters. I liked coming back to the town of Finch and visiting with Lori and her family. These books have become my comfy place. I know what to expect in the writing, but I'm pleasantly surprised by the mysteries and interactions with the characters.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This was the most recent in the series. I liked reading of exploring London, but this offering seemed rather predictable to me. I might try reading these in German - seems doable.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Minx

    This was a cute little cozy mystery that had a touch of paranormal with Aunt Dimity speaking from beyond the grave!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Angie Bauman

    Such a cute quick cozy mystery! Funny I picked up one of the last books in the series but I’ll definitely go to more for a fun escape!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    This is #21 in the Aunt Dimity series and I've only read one other. It's not really necessary to have read others to understand and follow along. It's an easy read and an engaging story. Characters and place descriptions are well written. Just a nice, sweet book. This is #21 in the Aunt Dimity series and I've only read one other. It's not really necessary to have read others to understand and follow along. It's an easy read and an engaging story. Characters and place descriptions are well written. Just a nice, sweet book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Coller

    This was my first Aunt Dimity book and I'm already in love with the characters, premise, and setting of the series. It's not often that you find a happily married mother as a heroine; that, and the fact that they're set in England, is what really attracted me in the first place. This particular mystery was fun as my husband and I having a growing interest in archaeology having watched the first 15 seasons of Time Team on YouTube. Also set in England, the team is always finding neat artifacts lik This was my first Aunt Dimity book and I'm already in love with the characters, premise, and setting of the series. It's not often that you find a happily married mother as a heroine; that, and the fact that they're set in England, is what really attracted me in the first place. This particular mystery was fun as my husband and I having a growing interest in archaeology having watched the first 15 seasons of Time Team on YouTube. Also set in England, the team is always finding neat artifacts like those involved in this story. I love reading cozy mysteries but find it difficult to find clean ones. I picked this one up at our local library, taking a chance that it would be ok. I was pleasantly surprised as, for the most part, there wasn't much in it that was objectionable. After reading reviews on the series as a whole, it sounds like most are not murder mysteries and that most readers are finding them to be clean. I've got books one and two on reserve at a local library and will give them a go, too.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    My library surprised me with notification that an e-copy was available. I enjoyed a visit with Aunt Dimity and Lori, her family and the Village of Finch. Newcomers bring a metal detector to the village. It is now a major topic and activity of the village. Lori discovers a bracelet hidden behind a chest in the attic while searching for an item. Lori is startled by Aunt Dimity's response to the I formation. Aunt Dimity tells Lori of an individual she believes she hurt shortly after World War Two. My library surprised me with notification that an e-copy was available. I enjoyed a visit with Aunt Dimity and Lori, her family and the Village of Finch. Newcomers bring a metal detector to the village. It is now a major topic and activity of the village. Lori discovers a bracelet hidden behind a chest in the attic while searching for an item. Lori is startled by Aunt Dimity's response to the I formation. Aunt Dimity tells Lori of an individual she believes she hurt shortly after World War Two. She asked Lori to find the man and let him know that he helped her recover her life after the war. The twists and turns the story takes will relax you. The ending is pleasing. I highly recommend this book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lorraine

    This is great. I believe that I enjoyed Aunt Amity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton the most of all the ones in this series that I have read! The villagers keep on being the villagers. A new couple moves to Finch, and, of course, this interests the villagers tremendously. Even Lori gets out with her 8 month old daughter, Bess, to take a peek at the new members of Finch. The author has two story lines in this book one relating to part of Aunt Dimity's life which I found particularly fasc This is great. I believe that I enjoyed Aunt Amity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton the most of all the ones in this series that I have read! The villagers keep on being the villagers. A new couple moves to Finch, and, of course, this interests the villagers tremendously. Even Lori gets out with her 8 month old daughter, Bess, to take a peek at the new members of Finch. The author has two story lines in this book one relating to part of Aunt Dimity's life which I found particularly fascinating. I do enjoy learning new bits of information, and that I did with this addition to the Aunt Dimity series. I thank Ms. Atherton on a job well done!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    I sat down this morning with this sweet book and could not stop till I finished it. Although I did not want to leave this delightful village of Finch . I have read this entire series and this is the best one in a while. I recently reread Aunt Dimity's Death because it had been about 15 years since I read it and I enjoyed it so much. It takes place in a very small village in the Cotswolds- which is a beautiful spot . The characters are so human , engaging yet rather quirky . I would love to visit I sat down this morning with this sweet book and could not stop till I finished it. Although I did not want to leave this delightful village of Finch . I have read this entire series and this is the best one in a while. I recently reread Aunt Dimity's Death because it had been about 15 years since I read it and I enjoyed it so much. It takes place in a very small village in the Cotswolds- which is a beautiful spot . The characters are so human , engaging yet rather quirky . I would love to visit this place and have a chat with Aunt Dimity.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Miki

    Yes, I know I said I wasn't going to read any more Aunt Dimity books. So I lied. Sue me. I just couldn't resist. Other readers are right - this isn't really a mystery, but that's okay. It's much better than the last ones - Lori has calmed down a lot, doesn't dote quite as mawkishly over the baby, and at least Bill makes an appearance. I miss Bill. And Emma. And Derek and Nell and Peter.... Overall it was okay, although still not up to the early Dimity stories. Yes, I know I said I wasn't going to read any more Aunt Dimity books. So I lied. Sue me. I just couldn't resist. Other readers are right - this isn't really a mystery, but that's okay. It's much better than the last ones - Lori has calmed down a lot, doesn't dote quite as mawkishly over the baby, and at least Bill makes an appearance. I miss Bill. And Emma. And Derek and Nell and Peter.... Overall it was okay, although still not up to the early Dimity stories.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Allyson Faith

    I love this series, and after some sweet but not-as-compelling recent entries, I found this latest one to have more spark in it once again, no doubt because Atherton found a way to being Aunt Dimity's own story back in as the major plot line. Loved it--and now comes the wait for the next Aunt Dimity book! I would like to see more of Lori and Bill's relationship next time, too. I love their relationship. I love this series, and after some sweet but not-as-compelling recent entries, I found this latest one to have more spark in it once again, no doubt because Atherton found a way to being Aunt Dimity's own story back in as the major plot line. Loved it--and now comes the wait for the next Aunt Dimity book! I would like to see more of Lori and Bill's relationship next time, too. I love their relationship.

  30. 5 out of 5

    SueEllen

    Even though I have not read any of the previous books in this series, I was intrigued by this book on display at the library. It is a well-written cozy that that makes you feel like part of the adventure. My only problem with the story was the "Blue Journal". Paranormal, fantasy, etc. activities are not really my thing. Those who have faithfully read the series will understand to what I refer. Those who have not, you are warned. Even though I have not read any of the previous books in this series, I was intrigued by this book on display at the library. It is a well-written cozy that that makes you feel like part of the adventure. My only problem with the story was the "Blue Journal". Paranormal, fantasy, etc. activities are not really my thing. Those who have faithfully read the series will understand to what I refer. Those who have not, you are warned.

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