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“Still love this series. (How could you not) Will anxiously wait for the next Aunt Dimity book.”Pamela B wrote this review Thursday, August 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This series is always a joy to read. A real British cozy mystery novel. Not any murder victims but other real mysteries. This eighteenth novel has Lori Shepard, and friend, Bree Pym searching for a missing family and trying to rescue a Russian Prince.
A wee child tells Lori about the holding of this Prince, against his will, in a dungeon in a manor house near Finch. Lori thought it was a dream story until she finds physical evidence that the imaginative child bases her stories upon reality.
Off we go with Lori and Bree as they travel from astounding house to house to seek and save the Prince.
This book is a cozy. Pure fun reading and took me about four hours to devour it. Now to wait for the next story. It is like reading a bedtime story to yourself.
I adore this series. Thank You, Ms. Atherton.”
“Aunt Dimity #18”Pam Bales wrote this review Friday, July 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cute as always. Wasn't too much of a mystery, but I like Lori's adventures.”danae wrote this review Thursday, June 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorites, I think.
Lori is back to being herself.
Atherton's strong suit is convincing portraits of unconventional characters and she really came through in this offering. ”
“I like the characters in this book, in general, and the stories have some interesting twists. The "Aunt Dimity" books aren't the most complex mysteries, but they're entertaining. That's why I read. ”Aunt Sue wrote this review Saturday, June 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lori Shepherd and her young friend Bree Pym search the local environs for an elderly man who may be a victim of elder abuse. In the process, they meet several very interesting families who own stately homes. And finally find their elderly Russian 'lost prince' via a silver troika saltcellar.”Sue Plaisance wrote this review Monday, May 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“These books always make me feel more competent in my life, since Lori is mostly the opposite.”Beth M wrote this review Saturday, May 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lori Shepherd is thrilled when young Bree Pym asks for shelter during a bitter February when William is away and the twins are stir-crazy. They all make an excursion to the Skeaping Manor with its creepy exhibits, where Lori meets Daisy Pickering who tells her a wild story about a lost prince who once owned an exquisite silver saltcellar on display at the museum. When the saltcellar turns up in a charity shop in the pocket of the parka Daisy had been wearing, Lori suspects teh worst and tries to locate Daisy and her mother, meeting people the mother had worked for who peopled the stories Daisy had told them.
This last book in the series does not maintain teh standard set by others in this cozy mystery series. Disappointing.”
“Lori Shepherd hates February. It is so cold and being home bound is not a good thing when you have two young boys. Luckily Bree Pym, a friend stops by. She comes up with a brilliant idea to go to the Skeaping Manor. The manor is a museum. There Lori and Bree meet Daisy Pickering. Daisy’s mother works as a cleaning lady at the museum.
Daisy tells Lori and Bree about Prince Mikhail. The prince is trapped locked away in a dungeon by an evil man. Daisy shows the ladies a stolen artifact from the prince that the evil man took. Before Lori and Bree can ask Daisy anymore questions she and her mother disappear. Now it is up to Lori and Bree to find the lost prince and save him.
Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince is the first Aunt Dimity book I have read. What a fun, charming, great, entertaining book. After being introduced to this series, I will go back and read more of these books.
Lori and Bree make a good duo. Lori is the more level headed of the two whereas Bree just like her red fiery hair jumps in with two feet full force. All the other people that Lori and Bree were intriguing. They are what helped to make this book so much fun to read. Lori and Bree are like the new Nancy Drew and friend. The ending left a smile on my face. Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince receives two crowns. It is a gem.