Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

Large Print - 2013
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When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly. The object had mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons. Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But Lori's search for the sleigh's true owner leads to a tangled web of secrets.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410456960
141045696X
Branch Call Number: LT M ATHERTO NANCY
Characteristics: 351 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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May 31, 2019

18th in the series.
I like Atherton's writing; her words carry a style.
I read her series because it's good restful therapy for my weary mind. And that makes it a positive experience.

Ah...this plot was colorful because of the people Lori and Bree met along the way of their search.

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savtadina
Dec 06, 2017

This is the 18th book in the Aunt Dimity series. I had stopped reading the series for a while because the newer books didn't have the charm of previous books. This one again brings that charm back. I really enjoyed it and enjoyed the story of the little girl being involved and helping her to find her "lost prince." There is a little bit about the protagonists twin boys but the main focus is on solving the mystery of the valuable antique silver sleigh salt celler missing from a private museum and found in a little's girl's donated coat and who the little girl's 'prince' is....and why she has disappeared.

I agree that this could be a good starting place for those unfamiliar with the series and may enjoy a light touch of the paranormal. It is delightful...a mystery but not about murder or anything evil.

samdog123 Feb 20, 2014

This is the 18th book in this cozy mystery series. I still enjoy reading about Aunt Dimity and the main character, Laurie Shepherd. But I do wish the author would come up with more clever way of tidying up her storyline. She's done the mad run around for naught plot just a bit too often and it makes our heroine look like a dimwit.

LaughingOne Feb 02, 2014

I thoroughly enjoy this series. It's whimsical, imaginative, and generally light reading. A great escape from day-to-day life. Lori Shepherd, an American who moved to the village of Finch after she inherited a house from her "Aunt" Dimity, has settled in well (over many books in this series). This latest one explores areas nearer to Finch, with surprising results. But do start at the beginning of the series as each book builds on the previous one.

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Palomino
Jan 31, 2014

I liked it, but don't believe it's a real novel, it's beach reading, it's like being a child and having someone tell you a story. As cozy mysteries go, it's fine, and quick to read.

rowanquincy Aug 02, 2013

Love this series of cosy mysteries. Just a nice read.

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gsh7768
Jun 13, 2013

I couldn't get into this book, or the last few Aunt Dimity books. Early in the series, Lori Shepherd came across as young but capable. In the last few books, she comes off as rather ditsy needing to be corralled by Aunt Dimity.

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