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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10)
Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin - Aunt Dimity, Bk 10
Author: Nancy Atherton
Nancy Atherton's charming Aunt Dimity series has won the hearts of cozy mystery fans everywhere. Now, Lori Shepherd, feeling a touch world-weary, decides to become a volunteer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where she can spread a little good cheer in the community. There she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a kind, retired legal secretary with no family ex...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780143036548
ISBN-10: 0143036548
Publication Date: 2/7/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) 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) 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
reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) 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
reviewed Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity, Bk 10) on + 669 more book reviews
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!
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Helpful Score: 1
A cozy to love. It has endearing characters and authentic altruism.
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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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