Blue Shoes and Happiness

Blue Shoes and Happiness

Book - 2006
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A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe's taste. All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her inestimable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and they are, of course, up to the challenge. But there's trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi's own life. When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date, she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement. And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it may not buy her the happiness tht Mma Ramotswe promises her she'll find in the simpler things--in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth ouver the occasional bumps in the road.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780375422720
0375422722
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 22 cm.

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cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 06, 2016

Mma Ramotswe is a detective, wife, and mother in Botswana. In this 7th installment of the series, she is juggling many cases and issues including blackmail and possible medical fraud. Humor and believable characters make this an engaging book.

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jvanderg
Sep 25, 2012

Each book in this series is as delicious as Mma Potokwane's fruit cake. Feel good books.

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goofy
Mar 18, 2012

This book was alright. I was a little bored at times, but Smith does an excellent job in bringing life to story with his descriptions.

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vwruleschick
Nov 04, 2011

As the series goes, Mma Ratowse and Makutsi are always up to their detective and office work with the help of their friends. Blackmail, witches' curse, doctor's fraud and other challenges are presented, with interesting ways they figure out what needs to be done and left alone. Easy read.

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ECC
Jul 29, 2011

I found that there was something a little different about this one from the previous ones in the series. Still a great read full of witty comments and interesting cases.

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jbeckber
Aug 15, 2008

A light and fun read. Liked the concentration on Mma Ramotswe's assistant.

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annekim9
Jun 27, 2006

What a total delight. Blue Shoes is one of those books you cannot wait to read, you eagerly read every wonderful word, and alas, it's over much too soon. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this totally delicious series about Precious Ramotswe, the traditionally built lady detective from Botswana!

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KarenW
May 23, 2006

This seventh addition to the series has the usual fare of combined cases that Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are trying to solve along with small personal issues that arise in their lives. Will Mma Mukutsi upset the apple cart regarding her fiancÔøΩ and return to a life of loneliness? Will Mma Ramotswe''s traditional build be her undoing? And how will Mr. Polopetsi fit in with the ladies of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency when he takes matters into his own hands? These and all other questions will be answered in due course with the usual aplomb and large dollops of humor to be added into an excellent recipe that never fails to please.

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Sep 25, 2012

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