the miracle at speedy motors

Title :: The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Author :: Alexander McCall Smith
Completed :: Apr 17 2008
Challenges :: The Pub
Rating :: 4/5

Fat lady: you watch out! And you too, the one with the big glasses. You watch out too!

The calm morning which had begun with an obligatory cup of bush tea is suddenly disrupted by the arrival of a threat and all Mme. Matsuki wants to know is how she should file it. Who's threatening the ladies of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency? They couldn't possibly be written by someone in house... could they? This and other mysteries keep Mme. Ramotswe busy but not quite busy enough to distract her from fretting over life's other little worries.

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is blinded by the hope of a miracle for his adopted daughter, a miracle that a doctor has said is perhaps possible if he journeys to Johannesburg to see a team of specialists. Mme. Ramotswe is doubtful but hates to steal Mr. Matekoni's miracle especially when she realizes that it is so important to him that he has agreed with the bank to mortgage his garage in order to receive a loan. She steps in however, and secretly provides the money with the sale of her father's precious cattle.

Mme. Matsuki is busy herself dealing with pre-marital grief when the bed she and her fiance picked out is destroyed during a much needed rainfall. (Thank goodness too because a red velvet heart-shaped headboard sounded hideous!)

Once again Smith provides his readers with a novel about the simple things in life. This particular sequel in the series is a bit more laid back, it is less about action and more about enjoying life and being thankful. Everything in the end will be right as rain, Mme. Ramotswe realizes that the biggest miracles in life are often those that are quite small.

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posted by Ashleigh @ 21:24,


At 1 May 2008 at 20:14, Blogger Melanie said...

I just finished this one too. Love McCall Smith! I read each of his books as quickly as possible after they are available.


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