Book Reviews of Aunt Dimity and the Duke (Aunt Dimity, Bk 2)

Aunt Dimity and the Duke (Aunt Dimity, Bk 2)
Aunt Dimity and the Duke - Aunt Dimity, Bk 2
Author: Nancy Atherton
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ISBN-13: 9780140178418
ISBN-10: 0140178414
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 187 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
An enjoyable mixture of mystery and romance. Stick with this one. Though there are different characters than the first Aunt Dimity book, the story is important to the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 7
This was a really cute cozy mystery. It is the second book in the Aunt Dimity series, but since it was recommended that I read it first, I did. Aunt Dimity's character is not really explored much in this book, but that's okay. That characters are a lot of fun, and I loved the setting (fictional Penford Hall in England). The book was very lighthearted and entertaining. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 6
I love this series. Probably the best cozy mystery series I have ever read. This is the second book in the series but the first book chronologically in the storyline.
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Helpful Score: 4
The prequel to the series of Aunt Dimity books. Should be read first if possible-but any time makes the series more fun.
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Helpful Score: 4
An early Aunt Dimity, a little different than the others as she does not play a constant role but merely sets the stage.

Emma, a fat, forty, frumpy, recently jilted American amateur gardener is in England on a gardening vacation when she meets 2 elderly women who insist she visit a particular not very well known garden.

A gentle and magical read!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a wonderful book. Although written second, it is a prequel to Aunt Dimity's death. I read it first, and am so looking forward to reading the rest of the series. I definately recommend this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the 2cd book in the Aunt Dimity Series. I was a little disappointed that Aunt Dimity really wan't in the story, but I still enjoyed the book.

From FantasticFiction.com:
A compelling prequel to Aunt Dimity's Death. When avid gardener Emma Porter's longtime lover dumps her, she sets out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings Emma to Penford Hall, where dark rumors and suspicious circumstances lead her on the path to mystery--and unexpected love.
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Helpful Score: 2
A really fun series, a little mystery, a little romance, some sly humor that sometimes made me laugh out loud cause it was so unexpected. I have read four of these and three of them were great, the other one was just okay. Plan to read the rest of them.
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Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyed this very much, sort of a prequel to Aunt Dimity's Death. About Emma and Derek and how they met. Was good, as usual, a cozy.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a whimsical mystery with a ghost, crooks and the delightful heroine Emma. She is not beautiful, thin or young and recently the victim of being jilted. Then she goes to England and the fun begins.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fun book with a few twists.
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Helpful Score: 2
An absorbing story that kept me reading late into the evening. Not a typical mystery but intriguing characters and unusual setting. Definitely a cozy, and I recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Delightful book, though it is a bit confusing if you don't know that this book is the PREQUEL to book one! Fun book
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent! I was a little hesitant to read this as it does not center on Lori Shepherd, but does tell the story of Derick & Emma. I'm glad I read it. Book two in this great series!!
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Helpful Score: 1
A quiet, pleasant adventure on the English countryside feature the inimitable Aunt Dimity, a deceased person who communicates through writing in her old blue-bound journal. Cozy as can be, but special.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a breath of fresh air. An interesting mystery without sex, gore and guts. I intend to read more by this author!
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Helpful Score: 1
It goes back in history of the characters, which I didn't expect. It was to familiarize you with Derek & Emma, Peter & Nell. I enjoyed it a lot - am looking now for the 3rd in the series since this was the second of the series.....
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Helpful Score: 1
Good English cosy mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just love the Aunt Dimity books by Nancy Atherton. Cute stores of love, mystery and a healthy dose of charm. I have read almost the entire series and find one more delightful than the next!
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Helpful Score: 1
2nd in the series. I really enjoyed this "cozy" book.
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A broken heart, a missing lantern, and a dead rock star...thank goodness being dead won't stop Aunt Dimity from lending a helping hand!
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Aunt Dimity certainly has a hand in making all things right! Wish I had an Aunt like her! Lovely light read ...
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I just love a "cozzzzzy" mystery and this one has a nice twist at the end. Can't wait to read all of Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity Series.
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exellent series, recipes included. Won't part with my copies :-)
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Good characters, good plot, and good development. This is a new series to me and I really am enjoying it. I look forward to the next books that follow.
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The prequel to Aunt Dimity's Death, and the first of the series, it gives us an indepth look at Emma and Derek and their daughter. It's such a good series!
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Aunt Dimity's series are funny mysteries.
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Very good. Love Aunt Dimity.
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A broken heart, a missing lantern, and a dead rock star...thank goodness being dead won't stop Aunt Dimity from lending a helping hand!
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This one doesn't take place in Finch and Aunt Dimity is still alive.
Still it was well worth the read and I would recommend it to everyone
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I love this whole series and can't wait for the next book!
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aunt dimity books are fun, a short read, and very entertiaining. loris friend emma is dumped by her boyfirend and goes to the country to stay. while there she accidentally meets a duke, with 2 children, fixes up his garden and falls remantically in love before she finds out who he is. a very entertaining novel of nancy athertons
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From the back: The most unusual continuing character in contemporary mystery fiction-the late Dimity Westwood is at it again...All the ingredients of the feminine gothic-one ghost, one relic, three mysteries, a second chance at love.
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I have just recently started reading the "Aunt Dimity" series. I have read 5 books in the series so far and enjoyed every one. Currently have 4 left to read on my TBR shelf.