Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

Book - 2014
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Cozy mystery lovers' favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her nineteenth otherworldly adventure

When a strapping young Australian named Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his late uncle's affairs, heads turn in the sleepy English village. But when Lori volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle's overgrown garden, they discover something even more shocking than a stranger turning up in Finch.

After Lori laughingly tosses a coin into the garden's old well and makes a wish, she is baffled to find that the wish seems to have come true. Word spreads, and the villagers turn out in droves to make wishes of their own. But as they soon learn, one person's wish is another person's worst nightmare and the village is thrown into chaos.

As more and more wishes come true, Lori resolves to find out what's really going on. Is handsome Jack somehow tricking his neighbors? Or are they fooling themselves? With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori discovers that the truth is even more marvelous than a magical wishing well.

Look out for  Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure  coming from Viking on May 24, 2016. 
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2014.
ISBN: 9780670026692
Characteristics: 278 pages ;,22 cm.

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grinder Jun 07, 2016

Full disclosure. I almost never read mysteries and don’t tend to read a lot of series. Which might be part of the reason I really disliked this book. The predictability and stock characterizations really spoiled my enjoyment.
The babyish main character is probably a big part of my dislike. She hits her thumb with a hammer and this is a main plot line of the story. Really! She is in her mid-thirties (I assume) and her friends are in their mid-twenties and her husband “made our young friends here feel pretty small for leaving you alone with a toolbox full of dangerous weapons”. This is a one (of many) rage inducing passages that made me dislike this book.
I would give it half a star for the readers who don’t want sex, swearing or violence.

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merlinsilver
Oct 29, 2014

Nice little cozy, very enjoyable.

rowanquincy Jul 18, 2014

A nice cosy mystery. I always enjoy these books, although I do find the main character annoying. I like all the other characters and the stories of village life.

LaughingOne Jun 23, 2014

Another fun book in this series. And the last bits leave me with many ideas of things to come, and to look forward to.

samdog123 May 25, 2014

Another installment in the delightful Aunt Dimity series! This one has the inhabitants of Finch convinced that a wishing well in an overgrown garden is making their dreams come true. But sometimes things are too good to be true....

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sandraperkins
May 19, 2014

I adore the Aunt Dimity series! They are lovely stories with wonderful characters, set in a charming English village. This latest story is terrific, and it made me laugh and cry (but happy tears). As always, I recommend starting with the first book (Aunt Dimity's Death) and reading the whole series in order for maximum enjoyment. This book reminds me of that first book, which was so good I read it twice. I highly recommend these books!

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