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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2)
Friends Lovers Chocolate - Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2 Author:Alexander Mccall Smith 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 trul... more »y the seat of the soul? And it piques her insatiable curiosity: could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Grace, of course, thinks it is none of Isabel's business. Add to the mix the lothario Cat brings home from the wedding in Italy, who, in accordance with all that Isabel knows about 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.« less
This is the second book in this series. It is a light mystery, i.e. no murders or bad stuff. Similar to the Ladies #1 Detective series, it mysterious dilemmas in a life. Fairly intellectual with discussions on W.H.Auden and the Scottish poets in between the story line. Very good writing as is typical of AM Smith.
Really loved this book, but then there is more than just a little bit of the lady philosopher in me. And there is the aura in her relationship with her friend Jamie of the Edwardian lover who keeps her own good council and yet hopes for more. Jane Austin would be proud of her and think her a proper lady. But she does smolder doesn't she?