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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Bertie Plays the Blues


Bertie Plays the Blues (44 Scotland Street, #7)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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