Blue Shoes and Happiness: The New Novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0375422722 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 4/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 14, 2007
From the Publisher
In this latest installment in the internationally best-selling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe’s taste.

All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her inestimable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and they are, of course, up to the challenge. But there’s trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi’s own life. When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date, she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement. And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it may not buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she’ll find in the simpler things—in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is the seventh book about the lives of Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency; her assistant, Grace Makutsi; and her husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, proprietor of Tlokweng Speedy Motors.

In this book the ladies discover a cobra in their office, a nurse comes to Mma Ramotswe because a doctor is giving patients false blood pressure readings,a nearby game preserve has some problems and the cook at a local college is feeding her husband and being blackmailed because of it and her assistant cook stands to lose her job.

In addition Grace Makutsi may of scared of her fiancee Phuti Radiphuti because of her frankness.

As always the solutions are as unique as the books. The pace is slow and although these books are a mystery they can almost be called comforting. The advice handed out is sage. I will be looking forward to the next in the series.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, July 08, 2010
given to a friend to mail in the US

Journal Entry 4 by lisabb2 at Grimes, Iowa USA on Saturday, July 31, 2010
Looks like I forgot to journal this when I received it...sorry.

Just finished reading and it was another good novel in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency Series.

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