Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine: An Isabel Dalhousie Story

Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine: An Isabel Dalhousie Story

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine: An Isabel Dalhousie Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Sweet Thoughtful Valentine is a short story in the Isabel Dalhousie series by Scottish author, Alexander McCall Smith. Having hit upon the right gift for Jamie’s birthday, Isabel Dalhousie, owner and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, treats herself to a wander around her favourite gallery. While there, she encounters an acquaintance and finds herself making a somewhat rash promise. It’s a promise that, with the hindsight of some later-learned information, causes Isabel no small difficulty. A little later, she indulges in a slightly mischievous courtesy that backfires on her. Back home, sorting through young Charlie’s pockets, Isabel accidentally discovers a secret, something she really would rather not know about. Both situations are discussed with Jamie, whose sound advice always gives Isabel pause for further thought. Her dilemmas give rise to questions about promises and obligations. Things do eventually sort themselves out, but Isabel learns that sometimes it’s impossible to please everyone. McCall Smith uses the events in Isabel’s everyday life to spur the reader into considering the philosophical aspects of our daily decisions. A small but very enjoyable dose of Dalhousie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love our thoughtful little family. It does my heart good, even if they are fictional, to delve into their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed then book very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the Dalhousie novels. This is just a taste of something sweet. For the number of pages, it is overpriced.