Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (9) – Alexander McCall Smith

Bertie's Guide to Life and MothersIt was good to return to Scotland Street and catch up on the happenings.The triplets have overwhelmed Matthew, so he offers one of the boys to Big Lou.  But surely he wasn’t serious, was he?

Angus and Domenica, settling into married life, must contend with an unsettling visit from Antonia.  She is accompanied by Sister Maria-Fiore dei Fiori di Montagna, a nun from the convent where Antonia has been staying. And Bertie becomes seven and finally gains some freedom from his smothering mother.

I can never get enough of Alexander McCall Smith’s wonderful characters and gentle philosophy.  The books leave me feeling soothed, comforted, smiling.  Although this is book nine in the series, it can stand alone and is highly recommended for all ages.

eGalley review        Publication date 02.17.15

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