Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s best-selling new detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, gets caught up in an affair of the heart—this one a transplant.When Isabel’s niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her... show more
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s best-selling new detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, gets caught up in an affair of the heart—this one a transplant.When Isabel’s niece, Cat, asks Isabel to run her delicatessen while she attends a wedding in Italy, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly plagued with memories of events that never happened to him. The situation appeals to Isabel as a philosophical question: Is the heart truly the seat of the soul? And it piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor’s demise? Of course, Grace—Isabel’s no-nonsense housekeeper—and Isabel’s friend Jamie think it is none of Isabel’s business. Meanwhile, Cat brings home an Italian lothario, who, in accordance with all that Isabel knows about Italian lotharios, shouldn’t be trusted . . . but, goodness, he is charming.That makes two mysteries of the heart to be solved—just the thing for Isabel Dalhousie.
Publish date: September 20th 2005
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: The Isabel Dalhousie Series (#2)
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate is the second book in the Isabel Dalhousie series. Miss Dalhousie is a philosopher and the editor of the The Review of Applied Ethics. The main draw of the book is the heroine asking philosophical questions about her life and the mysteries she solves.
Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Report: No life is perfect. Isabel Dalhousie would seem to be an exception to that rule, since she's rich, well-educated, and has a job she loves. (Hate her yet?) But all else being equal, which it never is, how can you hate a woman who believes it is a moral duty to hel...