The Right Attitude to Rain (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 3)
The Right Attitude to Rain - Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 3 Author:Alexander McCall Smith When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce -- a bigwig at home in Texas -- several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom’s young fiance’s roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. — But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show... more » for Isabel herself? And she can’t forget about her niece, Cat, who’s busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mama’s boy.
Of course Grace and Isabel’s friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake -- when to tell the truth and when to keep one’s mouth shut, to be precise -- and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics.
In any case, she’s certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again -- especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.« less
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This is the third delightful installment in the Isabel Dalhousie series and I am always glad to return to Edinburgh and its quirky characters. Isabels cousin and husband visit from Dallas and introduce Isabel to a wealthy Texan who is newly engaged. There is something not quite right about this relationship and Isabel is trying to restrain herself from getting involved. Cat, of course, has a new boyfriend with a new set of problems to deal with and Isabel has her own drama in her life. This is a fun, engaging read about an interesting group of characters in Isabels life.