Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith

 Synopsis :

Life is good for Mma Ramotse as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people's problems, heal their misfortunes and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting.  And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road.  A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper.  The Mokolodi Game Reserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings.  To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiance.  Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge.

Blue Shoes and Happiness is the seventh book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series which features Mam Precious Ramotswe and set in Botswana.  I would recommend this series any opportunity I can.  I really enjoy the serenity that this series carries with it.  While it is not blue skies and roses all the time, it certainly comes close to having a good relaxing massage when reading this series.

In Blue Shoes and Happiness, Grace Makutsi nearly made a booboo when she wasn't careful with her speech and she thought she lost the man that would be her husband.  Mr Polopetsi took it upon himself to help Mma Ramotswe in solving a case in the game reserve.  She wasn't very happy about it.  

Mma also tried to go on a diet in this book as she seems to be rather sensitive and pressured when the people around her seems to feel that she needs to do so and make fun of her build.  Even the doctor whom she is investigating as well as the client who came in to ask her to investigate the doctor told her so.

An enjoyable read as expected.

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