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The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (Isabel Dalhousie Series #8)

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Isabel and Jamie at Their Best!

    As always Isabel and her cadre of characters kept me so happy and engrossed in their affairs. I only wish Alexander McCall Smith could possible write faster. I cannot get enough of this author. Charming, enlightening, and so easy to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Highly Recommended - great read!

    This story immediately draws you in as it describes Isabel's life with her child, her fiance, her friends and family. It makes one stop and think about comments, thoughts and assumptions we each make about the people who are a part of our life and those who enter our life unexpectedly. Very enjoyable read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    I am a huge fan of McCall Smith but this book left me a bit unde

    I am a huge fan of McCall Smith but this book left me a bit underwhelmed.  The beginning and ends were great.  But  I felt that much of the book was taken up with Isabel philosophizing the most mundane of matters.  

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    I am a big fan of Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series,

    I am a big fan of Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, and I had high hopes for this series as well, but it disappoints. By its very nature as a series there will be some repetition from book to book, but Smith expounds, at great length, on the same points in each and every book as if every reader is a new reader. I found myself skipping ahead, a lot, as I had lost patience with Isabel's same old agonizing over Cat's poor choices in men, her vapid fiance's youth and good looks, her gruff housekeeper's interest in the occult, the machinations of Dr. Lettuce, and her supernaturally well behaved toddler's love of savory foods. The subplots in this new installment are somewhat interesting, giving grist for Isabel's philosophizing mill, but not satisfying enough to flesh out a whole book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Best one yet!

    Isabel deals with the question of what constitutes family.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Okay

    Not sure if I still am enjoying this series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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