Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith

Morality For Beautiful Girls

After reading African stories dealing with civil war and genocide, it was such a pleasure to slip back into the world of Precious Ramotswe in Botswana.  For those of you unfamiliar with The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?  You simply must go out and get yourself the first book, sit down and enjoy!

Alexander McCall Smith creates such a wonderful setting with delightful characters; lucky readers are pleased to welcome them back in book after book.  Morality for Beautiful Girls (the third book in the series) does not disappoint.  I could almost see Mma Makutsi in her new role as acting manager for the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, and I clapped my hands in delight at her sharp wit and no-nonsense administration.

A few months back I rented the DVD’s for the HBO series based on the first few books.  THEY WERE WONDERFUL!  So rarely does a director capture the sense of place and the actors capture the unique characteristics of the charming people in books.  This show does.  Unfortunately, HBO decided not to continue with a second season, but left open the possibility of some stand-alone films based on Alexander McCall Smith’s books.  I sincerely hope they do so.  I, like everyone who has read The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, cannot get enough of it!

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2001
227 Pages

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I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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