Bertie Plays the Blues by Alexander McCall Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As usual with this series, I loved this book. Parts of it are hilarious and parts filled with pathos. For me, the main story is Bertie. In this book, he finally is so desperate that he tries to put himself for adoption on eBay. When that doesn't work, he and Ranald skip school and take the train heading for the adoption agency in Glasgow where Bertie hopes to find new parents.
Domenica and Angus continue their plans for marriage, but not without a hiccup or two. Combining their households poses a problem as does an old flame who appears out of nowhere.
Big Lou finds another possible suitor, but there are shades of her previous boyfriends in this one also. She has a falling out with Matthew and bans him from the coffee bar to everyone's discomfort and Matthew has his own problems with the triplets.
As usual, things wind down to a semi-satisfactory conclusion by the end of the book. There is just enough left hanging to insure that there will be another in the series.
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