Book Reviews of Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) (Large Print )

Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) (Large Print )
Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin - Aunt Dimity, Bk 10 - Large Print
Author: Nancy Atherton
ISBN-13: 9780786273324
ISBN-10: 0786273321
Publication Date: 5/17/2005
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) (Large Print ) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
"Needing a break from heavier books, I always return to Aunt Dimity for a bit of R&R.

During Lori's volunteer work at Radcliffe Infirmary, she is saddened to learn that Elizabeth Beacham, a legal secretary, has had no visitors during her stay. Well, that just can't be, so Lori packs off with her book cart and approaches Elizabeth with books and conversation. Soon a kindred friendship develops, but it ends way too soon.

Finding out that Elizabeth did have a relative, one who could have visited, she sets off to find this wayward brother and of course this is where the mystery begins. Being left with a letter and two keys, Lori finds out about Lizzie's life; and of course it wasn't what it appeared to be. Elizabeth was a much more extraordinary woman than even Lori could have imagined and because of Lori's kindness, the loved ones in Lori's life will benefit from a woman that they didn't even know.

I enjoyed this book, may of the previous characters are mentioned and their storylines are moved forward. I had been disappointed in the previous book (Aunt Dimity Snowbound) but this one has made up for that. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/yofpyh

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reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) (Large Print ) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
"Needing a break from heavier books, I always return to Aunt Dimity for a bit of R&R.

During Lori's volunteer work at Radcliffe Infirmary, she is saddened to learn that Elizabeth Beacham, a legal secretary, has had no visitors during her stay. Well, that just can't be, so Lori packs off with her book cart and approaches Elizabeth with books and conversation. Soon a kindred friendship develops, but it ends way too soon.

Finding out that Elizabeth did have a relative, one who could have visited, she sets off to find this wayward brother and of course this is where the mystery begins. Being left with a letter and two keys, Lori finds out about Lizzie's life; and of course it wasn't what it appeared to be. Elizabeth was a much more extraordinary woman than even Lori could have imagined and because of Lori's kindness, the loved ones in Lori's life will benefit from a woman that they didn't even know.

I enjoyed this book, may of the previous characters are mentioned and their storylines are moved forward. I had been disappointed in the previous book (Aunt Dimity Snowbound) but this one has made up for that. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/yofpyh
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Helpful Score: 1
Anther success in the Aunt Dimity series. I read an Aunt Dimity when I'm in between serious books! It works every time! Can't wait for the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
"Needing a break from heavier books, I always return to Aunt Dimity for a bit of R&R.

During Lori's volunteer work at Radcliffe Infirmary, she is saddened to learn that Elizabeth Beacham, a legal secretary, has had no visitors during her stay. Well, that just can't be, so Lori packs off with her book cart and approaches Elizabeth with books and conversation. Soon a kindred friendship develops, but it ends way too soon.

Finding out that Elizabeth did have a relative, one who could have visited, she sets off to find this wayward brother and of course this is where the mystery begins. Being left with a letter and two keys, Lori finds out about Lizzie's life; and of course it wasn't what it appeared to be. Elizabeth was a much more extraordinary woman than even Lori could have imagined and because of Lori's kindness, the loved ones in Lori's life will benefit from a woman that they didn't even know.

I enjoyed this book, may of the previous characters are mentioned and their storylines are moved forward. I had been disappointed in the previous book (Aunt Dimity Snowbound) but this one has made up for that. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/yofpyh
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this series. The premise is that Aunt Dimity, who is dead, can communicate with Lori Shepherd via a journal. Lori talks and Dimity writes her responses for Lori to read. I can accept this because these stories are rich in friendship, love, trust, caring, and community.

Lori's twins boys are now 5 and as active as ever. Lori stays active in the town of Finch, the church, and now visits at the Radcliffe Infirmary those patients who have no other visitors. It's at the Radcliffe that Lori meets Elizabeth Beacham, a retired legal secretary. They hit it off immediately and become friends. But as is the nature of cancer, Miss Beacham dies and Lori is devastated. Then she learns that Miss Beacham has left her a desk in her will. Lori feels that she has to find Miss Beacham's brother who disappeared years ago to find out why his sister died with no family at her side.

Of course this starts the chain of events that cause Lori to learn that Miss Beacham was more than she appeared to be. She also learns that cities can also have communities as tight knit as Finch. She recruits helper on her journey to find Kenneth Beacham and manages to lose her temper, jump to conclusions, and finally approach her goal.

As usual, there is a message to the book. This one examines our preconceptions of people and their roles. If you haven't read any of the previous Aunt Dimity books you can start with any of them including this one but why rob yourself of a wonderful, relaxing, reading experience--start at the beginning with Aunt Dimity's Death. Enjoy!
reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) (Large Print ) on + 85 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love this series. Aunt Dimity, who is dead, communicates with Lori Shepherd via a journal. Lori talks and Dimity writes her responses for Lori to read. This series is rich in friendship, love, trust, caring, and community.

These books take my mind off where I am and what I should be doing. I don't ask a lot of those books: just smooth writing, comfortable settings, likeable characters and enough interest to keep the pages turning.

And that's exactly what's served up here. Visiting a nursing home, Lori befriends Ms. Beacham, a legal secretary who dies almost immediately and become friends. But as is the nature of cancer, Miss Beacham dies and Lori is devastated. Then she learns that Miss Beacham has left her a desk in her will. Lori feels that she has to find Miss Beacham's brother who disappeared years ago to find out why his sister died with no family at her side. Lori learns that this unassuming woman has left legacies to all sorts of people, including herself. Lori agrees to take on a quest to locate Ms. Beacham's next of kin.

Of course this starts the chain of events that cause Lori to learn that Miss Beacham was more than she appeared to be. She also learns that cities can also have communities as tight knit as Finch. She recruits helper on her journey to find Kenneth Beacham and manages to lose her temper, jump to conclusions, and finally approach her goal.

As usual, there is a message to the book. This one examines our preconceptions of people and their roles. If you haven't read any of the previous Aunt Dimity books you can start with any of them including this one but why rob yourself of a wonderful, relaxing, reading experience--start at the beginning with Aunt Dimity's Death.

Sometimes you don't want a meaty tome, sometime you cn be satisfied with an airy, exquisitely baked puff pastry. Enjoy.
reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next Of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) (Large Print ) on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A cozy to love. It has endearing characters and authentic altruism.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book really spoke to me. The main character felt a connection to another human being even when she didn't have to. It reminded me why we need to pay attention to the world around us. A nice afternoon read and a great series.
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Linda and Geri, I loved your reviews and echo your feelings about the whole Aunt Dimity series and this book.

I felt this title had an especially good message all conveyed lovingly through a warm, wonderful story as you find in all Aunt Dimity books. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening!
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I've enjoyed all the "Aunt Dimity" books that I've read, this one included. They are an easy read with a unique mystery to be found in each one. I like how the characters have been developed by Nancy Atherton, and I'm sure I would enjoy meeting these people.
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I have enjoyed all of the Aunt Dimity series. Nice, quick read, entertaining and fun!
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Great book. Great series. You should read them in order because each one builds on the previous one. Good twists and turns. Lori gets herself into some wierd predicaments and always manages to send a message to the reader that will make her/his life better.
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Another really excellent book in the series. An unexpected short friendship, a death, and a whole lot of mystery to solve about both the friend, her brother, and the fortune left.

These books are dangerous, though. They make me want to move to some cottage in England with my (as yet non-existant) husband, lol.

5 stars.
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I really like the Aunt Dimity series of books but this was one of my favorites. I loved the plot development and it had several surprises in it. Great book!
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As usual a wonderful cozy mystery
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Wonderful continuation of the Aunt Dimity series, sure to please fans!
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I've read all of this series. This latest is not quite as good as earlier books, but still good enough that I kept turning the pages and read it in one sitting. The coziest of cosys.
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Great cozy mysteries!
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There's no murder and little mystery, and the ending seems too pat. But it's still pleasant reading for fans of the series.
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Another good Aunt Dimity story
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I simply love this series, and this was another great one!

For people like my Mother, who love mysteries, but hate murders, this one has plenty of mystery, but nary a murder.

Nancy Atherton continues to come up with characters that you fall in love with.

If your family has many complexities, petty jealousies, etc., just wait till you see how far they can actually go in this book...enjoy!
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Trying to find the relative of a deceased person doesn't sound like a real problem, but once again Aunt dimity gives Lori the encouragement to do whatever it takes and it really does take some doing!

Most enjoyable read!
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I'm just starting the Aunt Dimity books and am loving them so far!
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great story, hard to put down
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Aunt Dimity never fails to entertain me