QUICK NOTE...Update: 10/10/19
Good news: We're back home! Bad news: It's like Apocalypse Heck Part III.
The one year Hurricane Michael anniversary is already here. Where did the time go...and yet it feels like forever. You don't realize how much you take for granted until it's all gone. I'm grateful my family/fur babies survived, and I know they are just "things", but sadly, in this life, those "things" help us get through every day. So yes, "happy" yet not. Every day is still a struggle...not just for my family, but so many others.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Aunt Dimity Down Under by Nancy Atherton
We delve into the land of Mysteries again with the selection of the day, however things are not always what they seem and people are not always where they are anticipated to be (dont worry that last part should make sense momentarily). In the spirit of knowing and sharing, today's book of choice is....
Aunt Dimity Down Under
A story steeped in the beauty of the world that surrounds us, with a mystery at the heart of a matter with the utmost urgency. The Pym sisters have been blessed with many things. Long lives (exact age was unknown, but the community figured them at well over 100), good neighbors, agile hands, loving hearts, and a "built-in" life long friend in each other. They were twin sisters, and they loved nothing more than to share what they had with their small community. Eventually, a time comes when we all must part ways leaving behind those we love....that day has come for the Pym sisters. As they lay on their sick beds, the hours drifting by, Lori Shepherd is summoned to their bedside. It would seem that the sisters have a loose end that needs tying and she is just the woman for the job. A few words escape their weary lips....please find Aubrey.....contact Fortescue Makepeace...he will explain it all. (Hmmm, mysterious, right? But you've got to love the name of the guy that is to handle some of their final affairs...Mr. Makepeace as in MAKE PEACE....) Will Lori be able to keep the promise she's made and to what ends must she go to accomplish it? Will the twins survive to see the end result? Furthermore...who is this Aunt Dimity character that the title refers to? (♪ ♪ You'll have to read it....♪ ♪)
ARC for review courtesy of Viking Press (Penguin Group USA). As of the date of this post, the book release was scheduled for 02/18/10. For more information on the series or the publisher, just follow the links within the post! (Hey, I try to make it easy for you guys to discover your next read....hopefully it works!)
The theme of travel within this book got me thinking.....if you could travel ANYWHERE, what would be your top choice? If you've been lucky enough to do any sort of travelling, what was your favorite place and why? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
Until next time....happy reading!