The Quiet Side of Passion (Isabel Dalhousie #12) – Alexander McCall Smith

Quiet Side of PassionWork keeps piling up for Isabel. Editing the Review of Applied Ethics takes so much time, and Cat seems to always need extra help at the deli. She would love to have more time with her boys. Magnus and Charlie are growing up far too fast. Jamie thinks that perhaps hiring some help would be a good thing, and Isabel reluctantly agrees. So, an au pair from Italy and an editorial assistant from the university join the household. But, somehow, things get more difficult for Isabel. There is a bit more mystery in this book than usual, but it isn’t the main story line. Or maybe it is. It’s hard to tell, since most of the book is filled with Isabel’s musings. And that’s why I love these books. Isabel can fill several pages deciding just why she invited a friend for coffee. Mostly, everything is quiet, gentle, so very civilized. I need that. This is book 12, but there is a bit of background included so it can be read alone.

eGalley review                                                                      Publication date 7.31.18

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