It’s the season to read some Christmas stories so here goes one: Aunt Dimity’s Christmas by Nancy Atherton. If you need a little pick me up or a nudge to get the spirit of Christmas into your life this is a good one.
Lori is so excited for Christmas in Aunt Dimity’s cottage. It’s the first Christmas for the twins, and she is determined that everything will be perfect. She has everything planned downed to the very last detail. She’ll bake angel cookie, they’ll decorate the cottage, and Bill will be Joseph in the church pageant. All she needs is snow.
Well, it snows alright. But underneath the snow they find a homeless man on the verge of death. Then Bill has to fly to the United States when a dear friend dies. Lori is alone with the twins and her father-in-law, and all the plans get chucked out the windows as Aunt Dimity sends her to find out the identity of the homeless man.
Lori is soon traveling all over England with Father Julian, a catholic priest in charge of a homeless shelter, in search of who the vagrant actually is. They discover his identity, but are sucked into a deeper search into his actions of the last four years.
Will Lori rediscover what Christmas really means? Will her village be able to overcome their prejudice and rally around the unfortunate? Does Bill get home in time for Christmas?
It’s a satisfying read, and one that is completely in the keeping with the theme of Christmas. I really enjoyed it!