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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2)
Friends Lovers Chocolate - Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her deli, she meets a man with a most interesting problem.  He recently had a heart transplant and is haunted by memories of events that never happened to him, The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? — That makes for parti...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400077106
ISBN-10: 1400077109
Publication Date: 8/29/2006
Pages: 272
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 82 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Second enjoyable book of the Isable Dalhousie series. Like a visit to Edinburgh.
tranquility avatar reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 25 more book reviews
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Good book in the series, it should be read in order with the others, I liked the main character and her life in a Scottish village and how she lives her life.
Cattriona avatar reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 200 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A light and lovely story about a "May - December" friendship, between an older woman and a young graduate student.
reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 41 more book reviews
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This was the first of his mystery books I have read - it is not a "typical" mystery book but a quick and easy and delightful read
dvitz avatar reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
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reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on
If you like Alexander McCall Smith's style of writing, this is right on par. I enjoyed it as an easy reading, not have to think too much, nice rainy day to read kind of book.
reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
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?
booknookchick avatar reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 113 more book reviews
This is my first read by Smith and listened to the audiobook. Davina Porter's Scottish accent was delightful(although she was born in Britain).

It took six chapters to finally get involved in the story. The author does meander off on tangents (often musing some philosophical notion).

This story vaguely reminded me of The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg. If you enjoyed her book, you might enjoy Friends, Lovers, Chocolate too.
reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 11 more book reviews
The second in the Isabel Dalhousie series is an easy , interesting mysterious read.
reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 936 more book reviews
When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her deli, she meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is haunted by memories of events that never happened to him, The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? â That makes for particularly tricky problems -- both practical and philosophical -- for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mystery.
kkowert avatar reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 44 more book reviews
Cozy mystery, fun read

I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Isabel Dalhousie series and am glad to see the characters from the Sunday Philosophy Club are still just as entertaining. The main character Isabel, a part time philosopher and self appointed amateur detective is an intellectual who doesnt take herself too seriously, with a good sense of humor and a genuine interest in her fellow human beings. I find her interesting and definitely want to hear what her next witty comment will be.

While Isabels niece (Cat) is away on vacation, Isabel is running the deli and meets a man with a heart transplant. She discusses philosophy and psychology with him, and is drawn into solving a mystery for him. This is not a mystery with extreme suspense or violence, just a fun, entertaining look at life in Edinburgh Scotland with a little philosophy thrown in. This book is a lighthearted, pleasant read.
reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on
I am addicted to this series. Keep them coming Alexander McCall Smith.
reviewed Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 2) on + 28 more book reviews
light, fun reading... no blood and gore here. Setting: modern day Scotland. The first book in the series was :The Sunday Philosophy Club, and the author also wrote the series that began with the book, The #1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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