Book Reviews of Snowbound (Aunt Dimity, Bk 9)

Snowbound (Aunt Dimity, Bk 9)
Snowbound - Aunt Dimity, Bk 9
Author: Nancy Atherton
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780143034582
ISBN-10: 0143034588
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Snowbound (Aunt Dimity, Bk 9) on + 85 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
When Lori Shepard's friend persuades her to break her post-Christmas funk with a hike, she figures on a pleasant five hours walking through the beautiful English countryside, possibly seeing lambs gamboling in a field. But she takes a wrong turn and England is hit by the blizzard of the century. Lori finds herself snowbound in a strange house deserted except for an ancient caretaker with a shotgun, plus two fellow Americans who were also caught by the unexpected blizzard. Thank goodness Lori brought along Reginald and Aunt Dimity.

The odds of three Americans being caught by snow in one out of the way house don't seem high and Lori is suspicious. She gets even more suspicious when the caretaker tells the tragic story of the late owner of the home and her hatred for anything American. She follows Aunt Dimity's advice and starts a treasure hunt for whatever the building's owner had stolen. But Lori isn't the only person hunting and her suspicions quickly turn to Wendy the long distance hiker who just happens to have a crowbar in her pack. And, what about Jamie?

This is a light fun mystery. Aunt Dimity serves up hints for both Lori and the reader. Wendy and Jamie, along with Catchpole the caretaker are interesting and well developed characters.

Lori has an unfortunate habit of being terribly attracted to one of the suspects in each of the Dimity mysteries and this is no exception. Jamie is exactly the tall handsome and intelligent type that gets Lori going, husband and children not-withstanding. In this book, Lori's little weakness (which she suppresses naturally) adds rather than detracting from the narrative.

Fans of light English set cozies will definitely want to grab this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really like this series....very well written. Kept me turning pages all the way thru. Had trouble putting it down at night.
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Helpful Score: 1
Needing a break from her exhausting Christmas Holiday, Lori decides that a nice hike in the country will do her good. Unfortunately, an unexpected winter storm and her lack of map reading skills put Lori at Ladythorne Abbey with what appears to be to other stranded hikers. With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori finds out the mystery of the Abbey and discovers the ulterior motives of her fellow houseguests. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous, Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday. Very little is mentioned of the steady cast of characters that make Atherton's books so charming and homey. Hot Cocoa and Aunt Dimity. http://tinyurl.com/yp7zvc
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Helpful Score: 1
Another one I couldn't put down so I finished it in one day. What fun. I hate to see them come to an end.
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A good "ghostly" PAPERBACK mystery!
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Lori goes on a solitary hike to recharge and gets lost, ends up snowbound in an old mansion with a couple of other people. A bit more far-fetched than others in this series, but still a fun read.
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When her friend persuades her to break her post-Christmas funk with a hike, Lori Shepherd figures on a pleasant five hours walking through the beautiful English countryside, possibly watching lambs gamboling (whatever that is). But when she takes a wrong turn and England is hit by the blizzard of the century, Lori finds herself snowbound in a strange house--deserted except for an ancient caretaker with a shotgun, and two fellow Americans, similarly caught by the unexpected snowfall. Those, along with her stuffed rabbit and the notebook that contains the spirit of Lori's Aunt Dimity.
The odds of three Americans being caught by snow in one small building don't seem high and Lori is suspicious. She gets even more suspicious when Catchpole, the caretaker, tells the tragic story of the late owner of the building--and her hatred for anything American. Following Aunt Dimity's advice, Lori starts a treasure hunt for whatever the building's owner supposedly lost--or had stolen. But Lori isn't the only person hunting and her suspicions quickly turn to Wendy--the American backpacker who just happens to have a crowbar in her pack.

Author Nancy Atherton serves up a fun light mystery. The ghostly Aunt Dimity serves up hints for both Lori and the reader but Lori uses her own common sense and judgment as well. Wendy and Jamie, along with Catchpole are interesting and well developed characters. Lori has an unfortunate habit of being terribly attracted to one of the suspects in each of the Dimity mysteries and this is no exception. Jamie turns out to be exactly the tall handsome and intelligent types that get Lori going--husband and children not-withstanding. In this book, Lori's little weakness (which she womanfully suppresses) adds rather than detracting from the narrative.

Fans of light English-set cozies will definitely want to grab this one.
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Another good read in this series!
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A fun read!
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Lori with the blues? Well, that will never last in an Aunt Dimity book, will it?

In no time at all, the twists and turns of this adventure take away any blues Lori (or you) may have had.

Lori's attractions are always interesting and fun to see how the author will handle.

This series is so much fun to read. May they never end!
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I enjoyed this cozy, wintry mystery set in Ladythorne Abbey. I liked how Lori discovered the truth and, with help, made things right again. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin.
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Another delightful sojourn with Lori and Aunt Dimity. Has a bit more twist than some, but it certainly is not to be missed!