Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #17)
by Nancy Atherton
5 out of 5 stars
Lori’s new neighbor, Amelia, is hiding her identity from her crazed art fans, and searching for historical documents about the fate of a witch who lived in their village in the 17th century. Lori will have to go snooping through the church graveyard and into her neighbor’s old stone cottages to find the clues. But is there another clue, an affair of the heart, that Lori is missing?
I loved this book so much! This is definitely one of the best books in the series! I especially loved the history that is unfolded in this plot, and we get to learn more about the little village of Finch. I really enjoyed the puzzle aspects of the story!
The plot has many little details that made it fun and engaging. I still think it’s hilarious that Aunt Dimity is a ghost who talks to Lori through a journal. I still love Lori’s delightfully stubborn character, and her relationships with everyone in her little town. I love seeing Lori meet new people in every book, making friends and enemies, and being her own wild self.
The writing is good, clear, and funny! The characters are adorable and complex.
This book in particular has some really sweet emotional scenes that deal with grief and suicide, and we get to see these characters comforting and encouraging each other in a really meaningful way. It’s not all fluff all the time with Aunt Dimity. But there are also some really hilarious scenes. There’s an excellent balance of serious subjects with more light-hearted scenes.
I love it all!