Title: FRIENDS, LOVERS, CHOCOLATE
Author: ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH
Details: nr. 2 Isabel Dalhousie Novel
Isabel Dalhousie (from The Sunday Philosophy Club) goes about her life thinking about and trying to do the right thing.
She is infatuated with Jamie, who is 15 years her junior and only has eyes for Isabel's niece, Cat.
While managing her niece's delicatessen she meets Ian, who has just had a heart transplant, and is experiencing strange visions ever since.
Because helping Ian would be the right thing to do, Isabel decides to help him find the donor's family, so he can thank them and hopefully explain and even stop the visions.
However, doing what is right for one person, isn't necessarily right for others.
And other things also occupy her time; like an Italian man who wants to take a road trip with her, and the editing of her philosophical magazine.
A fun and in-offensive read about a well-meaning woman.
It seems to me though as if McCall-Smith has created Isabel Dalhousie so that he has an excuse for philosophising about life and venting his pet theories. And although you can tell he is having fun in the process, I can't really believe that people go through life analyzing everything the way Isabel does in this book.